Using Fusing (Glass)

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This is a basic introduction to fusing glass. Fusing is a technique of joining pieces of glass together by melting them in a kiln.

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Step 1: Tools

Kiln
Pyrometer
Glass prepared for firing
Fiber frax or kiln wash

Step 2: Load Kiln

In this step, great care should be taken to ensure that the glass is properly spaced and clean.

Step 3: Fire the Kiln

The kiln is fired to 1575 degrees at which point the two glass pieces should be fused.
*This requires a separate instructable of firing schedules of temperatures depending on the type of glass, the thickness, desired result, as well as the kink of kiln you are working with.

Step 4: Finished Artwork

After the kiln is unloaded, view your work.

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    foobear

    10 years ago on Introduction

    gorgeous! I love fused glass. I really like the clear ones with leaves. I don't have the big bucks for the gigantic kiln. Someday I will make a parabolic solar kiln and maybe that could work.

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    TexBotfoobear

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks. I have found that fused glass is a very versatile material to work with. The clear glass pieces you commented on have copper wire (inclusions) in them. The wire is outlining the leaves. A solar kiln sounds very cool. Let me know if that works.