Introduction to Glass Fusing by Petra Kaiser
- Publisher: Wardell Pub Inc (May 15, 2003)
- Paperback: 80 pages
- ISBN-10: 0919985386
- Language: English
Introduction to Glass Fusing from Wardell Publications fused art glass introduces practical fusing skills while creating from the first project, automatically mastering the techniques of glass preparation, assembly and kiln firing methods. Introduction to Glass Fusing by Petra Kaiser is an illustrated tutorial on the techniques of art glass fusing, geared toward the absolute novice in the craft. This all color book is filled with hundreds of step by step photos, useful tip sidebars, and complete project instructions. The reader will learn terminology used regularly in fusing, as well as the basic skills that are the building blocks of the art. From tools and material descriptions to glass cutting and shaping, to more complicated procedures such as mold making and kiln operation, everything is covered in detail. Chapter titles include Warm Glass Processes and Temperatures, Glass Tools And Equipment, Kilns and Controllers, Basic Glass Cutting Techniques, The Kiln Firing Process, and more. Each new skill is introduced via the creation of an actual project. Project 1 Tangram Puzzle teaches cutting glass to a pattern, Project 4 Window Ornament instructs the use of shelf primer. Additional projects include a Night Light, a set of Soup Bowls, Jewelry Pendants, etc. enabling the reader to master a new skill while creating an item to wear, display or use in their home. A total of 15 Projects are included in the book.
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