Here's the first full-color book on "warm," or kiln-fired, glass. It provides a comprehensive look at one of the most popular skills for those working in the glass studio.
With lavish illustrations, the book brings the versatility of the dazzling technique of warm glass into clear focus. From fusing and slumping to casting and pâte de verre, everything is covered--complete with a corresponding graph on the firing cycle and information on the various types of glass, their compatibility, and their behaviors during firing.
Invaluable tips tell how to avoid unexpected and unwanted effects, and also how to create a range of different results and finishes. Close-up pictures show each step in the process. The book includes breathtaking, inspiring photos of finished glass. A brief historical overview of glassmaking provides useful background.