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August Kiln Carving Pattern

bottle glass kiln carving

The free kiln carving pattern for August is a geometrical pattern designed specifically for use with 1.5L bottles.

1.  Download the free pattern

This pattern is no longer available as an individual download.  To download the free 2012 Kiln Carving Patterns compilation book, please visit the Shop.

2.  Cut a piece of fiber paper large enough to fit the entire pattern.

geometric kiln carving pattern

3.  Cut out the gray areas very carefully.

I prefer to use a brand new razor blade or Xacto knife blade for each pattern, the fiber paper dulls the blades very quickly.

free kiln carving pattern

4.  Carefully remove all cut out pieces.

In particular, be careful of the corners and the thin places where several corners meet.  I didn’t cut around the border because I didn’t want a square border on my glass.   This is entirely optional and a personal preference kind of thing.

bottle glass kiln carving

5.  Place pattern under glass.

This pattern is specifically designed for a 1.5L bottle.  Cut the bottle cylinder 6.25-6.5″ tall.  This size should give you a nearly perfect square piece of glass.

fusing bottle glass with kiln carving

6.  Fuse glass over the fiber paper.

Kiln carved and fused bottle glass

After cleaning carefully (mind the fiber paper dust!)  the kiln carved glass can be slumped into a bowl or dish, or drilled and hung as a sun-catcher.  Fusing and slumping firing schedules are available here.

This pattern is no longer available as an individual download.  To download the free 2012 Kiln Carving Patterns compilation book, please visit the Shop.