In this Instructable, I will show you how to setup a Vitrigraph (Vitri= glass, graph=write, to write with glass). This technique is a fun way to manipulate glass that doesn’t use a torch or crucible to melt it. The results can be used in glass fusing, glass bead making, or any other way that might be interesting to you!
Step 1: Ingredients
Small Flower pot made in Italy (found at hardware store)
A small kiln with layers that can separate, or a kiln specifically used for Vitrigraph
Kiln temperature controller
Heavy leather gloves
Needle nose pliers or similar
Long tweezers (12” or so)
Diamond shears or a cheap pair of scissors
Clothes made of natural fibers
Step 2: Disclaimer
This technique has been successfully used in many glass studios. It consists of “playing” with glass hot enough to move, which is about 1650 degrees Fahrenheit. Even when the glass is no longer glowing, it is still painfully hot. I highly advise that you don’t touch it. I am not responsible for any damage that you do to yourself or others. With that said, if you burn yourself, hold the burn under cold water for at least 5 minutes, and then use your favorite burn remedy. I suggest either lavender oil or healing clay of some variety.