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The Kiln Book

The Kiln Book

Author Frederick Olsen draws on 40+ years of experience to offer complete plans and instructions for building kilns of all sizes and purposes. The book includes principles for the design of highly efficient kilns, newly available refractory materials, building methods, flue types and construction, curved and common walls, bricklaying courses and arches. Updates include construction techniques, new kiln designs, as well as new safety equipment.

Sterling Warm Glass: A Complete Guide to Kiln-Forming Techniques  Warm Glass: A Complete Guide to Kiln-Forming Techniques ISBN: 1579906559
Warm Glass: A Complete Guide to Kiln-Forming Techniques


Here's the first and only full-color book on the subject of "warm," or kiln-fired, glass in print. It provides a comprehensive look at one of the most popular skills for those working in the studio. With lavish illustrations, and all the processes involved in kiln-firing explained, the versatility of the dazzling technique of warm glass comes into clear focus. From fusing and slumping to casting, everything is covered--complete with a corresponding graph on the firing cycle and information on the various types of glass, their compatibility, and their behaviors during firing.

Kiln Formed Bracelets

Kiln Formed Bracelets

Discover the mysteries behind creating beautiful art glass bracelets. This full-color book features inspirational finished images and 13 chapters covering tools, sizing, pattern bar making and more. Each chapter walks the reader through a project with step-by-step photos (see images at link) and detailed instruction. Projects below from book. By artist and author Jayne Persico.

Kiln Firing Glass

Kiln Firing Glass

The Ultimate Reference Guide to Fusing Explore the historical and contemporary works of fused glass. Authors Boyce Lundstrom and Daniel Schwoerer take you through the basic techniques of glass fusing including. Subjects include glass compatibility, firing and annealing, working with molds, slumping, finishing, tools, kilns and more. 144 pages. Project below by artist Klaus Moje.

The Electric Kiln (Ceramics Handbooks)

The Electric Kiln (Ceramics Handbooks)

A must-have reference for any serious potter, The book is a complete manual on how to install, how to use properly, and how to maintain and repair it. Harry Fraser fully describes the distinctive features, advantages, and disadvantages of both top loading and front loading kilns, as well as various other kiln types. He shows the basic effects of heat on clays, glazes, and pigments. This unique handbook is also a guide on how to make the best use of them to achieve such special effects as reduction, crystal glazes, and raku.

 

 

 

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