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Kiln carving Pattern for December

Star Kiln carving Pattern
Kiln Carving Pattern for December

Here it is at long last, the first of the tutorials.  Thanks for waiting.  Really.  Thank you.

This star is approximately 6″ square, and can be used for a bunch of different things, you could bend it into a plate, drill holes for a hanging wire and put it in a window, cast it in a circle and put it on the Christmas Tree. If you want to slump it after kiln carving, use the suggested slumping schedule.

Wondering why my star is all yellow and funky?  I used low-E glass for this one.

So, here’s how it works:

Step 1:  Cut a piece of fiber paper large enough to fit the pattern.  I used 1/8″ thick for this particular project.

Kiln Carving Step 1
Kiln Carving Pattern, Step 1

Step 2:  Insert tacks through the black tack dots.  Using a very sharp razor knife, remove the gray areas.  Cut around the solid black line last. Carefully!

Kiln Carving, Step 2
Kiln Carving, Step 2

Step 3:  Finished fiber paper cut out, now put it under a nice piece of glass in the kiln.

Fully Cut out kiln carving pattern from fiber paper.
Fully Cut out kiln carving pattern from fiber paper.

Step 5:  Fire!  I do have some suggested firing schedules if you aren’t sure where to start.

Fired Glass over fiber paper.
Fired Glass over Fiber Paper.

IF YOU USE THIS PATTERN – please consider sending me a photo.  I would love to see it.  Have questions and/or comments about what you think the next pattern should be?  Please let me know!

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

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