Glass Methods & Ideas

Your success in the glass studio means everything to us. To ensure that success, we are proud to share this index of glass-making ideas, methods, and educational articles published by the Research and Education staff at Bullseye Glass. 

These articles include:

  • Quick Tips to make your studio time easier.
  • Technical articles that help you create processes for reaching your intended results.
  • Potential projects: Panels, vessels, three-dimensional sculptures, fused glass project ideas and more.

***Do you have exploring questions about Bullseye Glass and how to use it? Their Index of Frequently Asked Questions can be a helpful guide!***


TechNotes 1: Knowing Your Kiln
TechNotes 2: The Vitrigraph Kiln
TechNotes 3: Compatibility of Glasses
TechNotes 4: Heat & Glass
TechNotes 5: Volume & Bubble Control
TechNotes 6: Preparing the Shelf System for a Large Kiln
TechNotes 7: Monitoring Kiln Temperatures for Successful Annealing


TipSheet 1: Kilncarving
TipSheet 2: Accessory Glasses (Not Available)
TipSheet 3: Working Deep
TipSheet 4: Designing Your Own Art Glass
TipSheet 5: Bullseye Box Casting
TipSheet 6: Roll-Ups
TipSheet 7: Platemaking Tips
TipSheet 8: Basic Lost Wax Kilncasting

Make It Projects

Make It: Dilution Solution
Make It: Inline Plate
Make It: Linear Reaction Plate
Make It: Opaline Sushi Set
Make It: Tint Tone Plate

Studio Tips

Annealing Thick Slabs: Celsius

Annealing Thick Slabs- Fahrenheit Chart (Updated May 2019)

Fahrenheit and Celsius Temperature Conversions

Glass Cleaning Basics

12 Ways to Improve Your Glass Cutting

Kilnforming Project Notes Form

Pre-Firing Your New Kiln (Updated January 2019)

Recommended Annealing Cycle for Bullseye Glass

Safety in the Kiln-Glass Studio

Quick Tips

A Riot of Effects

Alchemy Metallic Palette

Circles from Squares

Color Line Dot Bowls 

Fibonacci Fade Plate

Fine Lines

Fix Surface Flaws

Fresh Color

Fresh Palette Picks 

Frit Balls

Fritfetti (NEW)

Glimmering Irids

Gold-Bearing Pink Tints

Holiday Punch

Inky Blue Brush Strokes

Iridescent Squares

Keen on Green

Kilncarved Billet

Kilncast and Slumped Bowl

Little Wisp Bowls (NEW)

Making a Chevron Design

Multitasking Molds

On the Edge with Transparents (NEW)

Opaline Overlays (NEW)

Put a Ring on It

Powder Power

Quick Circles with the Studio Circle Cutter (Video)

Raise the Bar on Your Soap Dish 

Reaction Action (NEW)

River Rock Reaction

Silver Stripe Jewelry

Smooth It Out (NEW)

Sparkle Sparkle (NEW)

Stripes and Dots

Tint Overlay Palette

Wet Scraping Kiln Shelves (Video)

Working with Petrified Wood

If you prefer to have the information in hand, the articles can be downloaded as PDF files for printing. Pick and choose the topics that apply to your projects.