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Contemporary Warm Glass: A Guide to Fusing, Slumping & Kiln-Forming Techniques, by Brad Walker

Brad Walker’s comprehensive book covers all aspects of working with kiln-fired glass:

Basic fusing and slumping projects, such as making coasters, tiles, bowls, and platters

Information on kilns, molds, types of glass, and safety equipment

Complete instructions for compatibility testing and annealing

Firing schedules for fusing, slumping, and kiln casting

Advanced techniques such as inclusions, pattern bars, decals, combing, and drop rings

An introduction to kiln casting and glass painting

Pate de verre, lost wax casting, and screen printing on glass

Hundreds of tips and suggestions, from troubleshooting to making your own supplies, stringer, shards, and confetti

Over 150 color photographs, including over 90 photos of inspirational contemporary warm glass artwork from artists throughout the world.

Table of Contents:

Glass Types and Forms (includes coefficient of expansion and glass compatibility)

Supplies and Equipment

Preparing the Kiln for Firing

Keeping a Firing Log

Basic Fusing and Slumping

Molds for Slumping

Troubleshooting

Fusing and Slumping Techniques

Glass Polishing

Finishing for Display

Compatibility Testing

More about Annealing

Kiln Casting

Glass Painting

Making Your Own (devitrification spray, kiln wash, iridescent glass, frit, stringers)

Master Firing Schedules

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