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FREE! Online Kiln-Glass Education for Kiln Frog Customers with Bullseye Videos

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FREE! Online Kiln-Glass Education for Kiln Frog Customers with Bullseye Videos

Did you know ANYONE can make glass art in ANY kiln? That's right! Glass art can be made in any kiln, even in your heat treat kiln or your ceramic kiln, or your jewelry kiln, or your blade oven! You can create any glass art your heart desires. Bullseye Glass Co. inspires glass makers everywhere, helping them build foundation skills, learn about techniques, and discover forms for projects. Bullseye Glass Co. offers many lessons, tips, and videos to help guide you in any glass art project. Each 10-15-minute kiln glass education video is designed by Bullseye instructors and appropriate for...

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Why we LOVE Quartz Tubing!

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Why we LOVE Quartz Tubing!

Paragon CS-26 Whether it's offered as standard or an upgrade, we always love kilns that have quart tubing! Quart tubing provides a cleaner kiln interior and magnifies the heat to the glass. They also support and protect the elements from contamination with foreign materials that could shorten the element life. In addition, quartz tubes protect the glass from any falling debris from exposed elements. If you fire enamels, the metal oxides can cake onto the elements causing them to sag, and drop colored debris... yuk! Gail has two kilns at her studio with quartz enclosed tubes and never has to worry that anything...

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Get the Look with Stripes and Dots

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Get the Look with Stripes and Dots

Bullseye Glass Quick Tip: This Quick Tip, shows you how to get a fun summer look using rods to easily create simple stripes and dots. Stripes - Use a complete layer of rods as the base, then cap with 3 mm Clear and fire to a full fuse. To ease set-up and prevent rods from rolling, make yourself a square frame from 1/16" fiber paper. After firing, the shelf side will have a smooth, semi-matte finish, while the top has glossy goodness. Slump with either side up! For variation in line width, place a stringer in the low spot between rods....

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Smooth It Out

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Smooth It Out

Bullseye Glass Quick Tip: In this quick tip, you will learn how to create a smooth, uniform surface on the shelf side of your fired work—not a brush stroke in sight! First, prepare a kiln shelf with kiln wash or Bullseye Shelf Primer. Once the shelf has cooled, gently buff the surface with a sheet of standard copy paper. Than, just tip the shelf upright with the primer side away from you and tap it lightly against a hard surface to knock off the loosened primer. This technique is ideal for works with a single base sheet or minimal seams. We...

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Designing Your Own Art Glass

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Designing Your Own Art Glass

Don’t you hate being dependent on the selection of sheet glass offered by dealers and manufacturers? We think it’s time free yourself from searching for that perfect sheet of glass and learn how to create it yourself!

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