Monday, October 15, 2007

Warm Glass Book Review

Warm Glass by Philippa Beveridge,Ignasi Domenech and Eva Pacual

Andy works for a local stained glass studio and teaches classes at BYU. I enjoy talking to him about stained glass and he is full of really good advice about kiln fired glass. Recently he recommended Warm Glass to me. I got it and I love it.
This volume is full of examples of work which has been created in a kiln, but it's much more, it's like a classroom in a book, a primer on what went right and what went wrong. It is by far the best book I've seen to learn about kiln fired glass.

You really need to get this book.

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Monday, October 01, 2007

How To Reinforce A Stained Glass Skylight -Oct 2007

I have a tendency to "over build" projects, because it worries me that something might happen that wasn't planned. So I add extra wood to shelves so they won't sag and extra time for glass to cool in the kiln so it won't break. Sometimes these extra steps may be unnecessary but they give me peace of mind.
But when it comes time to reinforce a stained glass panel which is going to be over head, you just can't be too careful!

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