Archive for Kiln Carving

July Free Kiln Carving Pattern

allium kiln carving pattern

As hard as it is to motivate myself to fire up the kiln and add to the already excruciating heat, I was inspired by this gorgeous thing: Read more

May 2014 Free Kiln Carving Pattern

Fused bottle glass tree

It’s been a few months since we had a new kiln carving pattern.  After nearly 3 years of drawing these, I hit a creative slump and just couldn’t think of anything new and interesting to do.  After a couple months off though, I have ideas!  Here’s one for May, and June’s is already in progress. Read more

February 2014 Free Kiln Carving Pattern

Pot of Gold Pattern for kilncarving

Here’s a little kiln carving pattern that will help you remember how lucky you are!  I like March, it finally feels like there is an end to winter in sight. Read more

January 2014 Kiln Carving Pattern

Fused Bottle Glass Heart

Sometimes, in the cold of winter, it’s hard to imagine a new year is right around the corner.  This kiln carving pattern marks the start of the third year of kiln carving patterns.  What started out as an experiment has turned into quite a ride!  Thanks for coming along and sharing pictures of your own creations with me.  If you’ve downloaded a pattern and used it, I would love to see it! Read more

December 2013 Kiln Carving Pattern

Fused Bottle Glass Star Ornament

December is the busiest month of the year in my studio, and then all at once, it’s quiet.  Which means there is finally time to make new designs and do fun stuff instead of production work.  This ornament pattern is quick and easy, so much so, the original is hanging on my tree at this moment! Read more

November 2013 Kiln Carving Pattern

Fused Recycled glass wreath ornament

November’s kiln carving pattern is a cute wreath, sized specifically for bottle bottoms.  It’s a quick and easy gift idea for friends and neighbors, and would look terrific in clear glass on a tree or in a window. Read more

October 2013 Kiln Carving Pattern

October Kiln Carving Pattern

Amazingly enough, we are roaring up on the end of the second year of monthly free kiln carving patterns.  When I started this project I had no idea that it would end up being such a popular thing.  Thanks for downloading and making projects, it’s great to hear about your experiences and see photos of your work. Read more

Q & A Monday 9/30/13

Jodi McRaney RushoLots of readers send me their questions directly, but there are a whole host of questions that get asked anonymously.  One tool that I use to help decide what to write about is Google Keyword Search statistics.  Now, alas, Google is discontinuing the service, so as a tribute and a farewell, I’m pulling questions from the Keyword Searches and answering them here:

  • Q: how to cut a wine bottle with a tile saw
  • A: It’s amazing how many times this one comes up in searches.  I have a couple of videos about cutting bottles with a tile saw, but I think people need to see it a bunch of times before they feel comfortable giving it a go.  The basic things to remember are:  go slow, use lots of water, and the quality of the blade is critical. Read more

September 2013 Kiln Carving Pattern

Jack O'lantern kiln carving pattern

As I know you have all been waiting so terribly patiently, here is the kiln carving pattern for September 2013.  This is a versatile pattern with four different pumpkin/Jack O’lantern designs.  You could use them in a square like I did, or put one each under four different projects.  Bottle bottoms are the perfect size and you could make four different suncatchers with the same pattern. Read more

August 2013 Kiln Carving Pattern

Winged Heart Kiln CarvingHere it is at long last, the reader selected kiln carving pattern!  And just see if I ever let you guys pick the pattern again, this one was HARD!  It is a bas-relief pattern, meaning that the pattern is raised into the glass and you look at it from the flat side (similar to the sea turtle in June).  Read more

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