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.
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.