Kiln Firing Glass:
Glass Fusing Book One
Kiln Firing Glass: Glass Fusing Book One, by Boyce Lundstrom.
Contains chapters on: Tools and supplies, glass compatibility, annealing,
design, kilns, kiln firing cycles, slumping, use of molds.
We are entering an exciting new era in the 4000-year history of glass.
Twentieth century technology makes it attractive for artists and craftsmen
to find a medium of expression in ancient glass processes. Kiln technology,
lightweight refractories, the silicon chip, and other modern engineering
innovations make a return to old processes, such as glass fusing,
practical and not limited to the production of functional objects
or other time-honored forms. Exploration into the full potential of
glass as a material has never been as exciting as it is today.
This book endeavors to point out that glass fusing is within the realm
of the individual artist and craftsperson.