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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 lesson is designed by Bullseye instructors and appropriate for everyone from...

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The Firing Stages of Glass

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The Firing Stages of Glass

We get lots of questions about the overall firing process... fast or slow, open or don't open?  We also understand the anxiety that accompanies firing your kiln for the first time or, trying a new technique. Don't forget, we are glass-a-holics just like you... and, have had a few missteps along the way. With that said, here is a quick look at the stages of firing.  So, the next time you have a question... hopefully, you will have the answer! Initial Heating from Room Temperature (room temperature to 1200°F range)  During the initial heating, the glass is very brittle and susceptible to...

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Volume & Bubble Control

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Volume & Bubble Control

Bullseye Glass Studio Tip: No matter if you are new to fusing, or have been doing it for years, bubble control is part of your life. For many kilnformers and glass artists, nothing is more frustrating than when a project emerges from the kiln distorted or full of large bubbles. For others, controlling distortions and bubbles may be an integral component of their work. Whether you wish to avoid them or control them, you will need a fundamental understanding of the factors that cause distortions in kiln-glass.   In TechNote 5: Volume and Bubble Control, Bullseye Glass shares a number of great...

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12 Ways to Improve Your Cutting

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12 Ways to Improve Your Cutting

Bullseye Glass Studio Tip: Glass cutting is a fundamental skill any kilnformer needs to be able to master. If you’ve never cut glass or you’re unconfident in your abilities, there is good news. This is a skill you can improve! With proper cutting tools and techniques, even beginners can learn how to produce clean, accurate glass shapes. Your glass cutting skill level will not only affect the quality of work you produce, but also how much money you spend. Think about it: better glass cutting skills mean fewer mistakes and less wasted glass. Ready to sharpen your skills? Of course you are... #1:...

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