- Become a better glass fuser
- How successful are you when it comes to fusing glass in a kiln? Are your skills growing with each firing? Do you understand the Why as well as the How for the techniques you were taught? This book will help fill in some of the holes in your knowledge base and help improve you fusing skills. The information included will also help you take your work up a level or two by exposing you to option you may never have considered.
- In this book you will find:
- - How to write a firing program
- - How to keep your glass from breaking in the kiln
- - Tips on picking the right mold for each project
- - When to modify your heating cycles
- - How to get the most out on mini kilns
- - Import options for eye safety
- - Ways to use dichroic glass
- - Types of mold making materials
- Gil Reynolds has been writing his Kiln Crafting columns for Stained Glass News since 1992. The first collection of these information packed articles has just been released. Updated with bonus material, charts and over 80 color photos, Kiln Crafting: Hot Tips for Fusing and Slumping – Collection 1 offers tips on everything from how to write a kiln firing program and how to keep your glass from breaking in a kiln to mold materials and selecting the right mold for a particular project. Reynolds is fun to read and he has a way of making complex techniques easy to understand. A founding father of the contemporary glass fusing movement he developed many of the processes now considered standard procedure. The insight he brings will make anyone who reads the book a better fuser.
- Gil Reynolds
- Since 1972, Gil Reynolds has gained worldwide recognition as an artist working in glass and as leading innovator of glass fusing and kiln forming techniques. A technical expert and author of “The Fused Glass Handbook,” he has been widely published in major glass magazines and journals.
- Gil has lectured extensively in the U.S. and has conducted kiln forming and Fire Bucket seminars in Japan, China,The Netherlands, Canada and Italy. The artwork of Gil Reynolds can be found in numerous private and public collections including The Allison Hotel and Spa, Newberg, Or., Ohbayahsi-Gumi, Ltd., Tokyo Japan; A.Pfann, Hilversum Holland and "Percent for Art" commissions for Oregon and Washington states.
- He has written over 50 Kiln Crafting columns for Stained Glass News since 1992.