For those of you who don't have a kiln, or access to one, there are "microwave kilns" on the market. For this instructable I am actually using some of the products designed for "microwave kilns". I had never actually used one, or seen anything that came from one, but if you really would like to work in warm glass, it would definitely be a less expensive start up than investing in a full kiln.
Also note, I am using an Olympic Kiln that is designed specifically of glass. Although some people, including myself, mix clay work and glass work in the same kiln, this is not a good practice unless the kiln is designed for it. Bits of materials can cross over and contaminate the glass work, or cause the glass to explode from air bubbles. I would recommend using a kiln that is not used for clay when working with warm glass.