Creative Glass Techniques: Fusing, Painting, Lampwork
Thanks to the availability of affordable kilns and the vast creative potential of the material, glass crafts keep growing in popularity. There's no better place to learn the essentials of the art than this superbly photographed full-color manual. It introduces beginners to three major, accessible techniques for creating a variety of pieces--fusing, painting, and lampwork. The 32 elegant, hands-on projects range from a shimmering oval mirror to a vase sparkling with colorful lusters and crystal ice.
"One of the most handsome books on contemporary fusing, slumping, and glass painting...A must-have for glass artists."--Common Ground Glass
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nice overview for beginnersUser Review - Overstock.com
i liked how this book covered the basics. i am interested in this craft and found this book helpful. i do not think someone who already knows the craft would find this book helpful.
Creative Glass Techniques: Fusing, Painting, LampworkUser Review - Book Verdict
Here is a manual for three specialized techniques in working with glass. Fusing, the joining and shaping of two glass pieces, and painting, the surface decoration of glass objects, both require a small glass kiln. Lamp work is shaping done with a soldering kiln. The projects here are chiefly for flat objects such as plates and hollow glasses or vases. Each project has a list of materials, instructions, and color photos of processes, including the finished item. Since so many of the available glass books deal only with stained glass, it is refreshing to have one with projects using clear glass that can be embellished by the crafter.
What is Glass Fusing?
TABLE OF CONTENTS Project 10Slender Vase
Project 12Round Vase
Project 13Glass Dish
Project 14Wall Mirror
Lampwork Important Information
Equipment and Materials
Project3Reshaping Drinking Glasses