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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.

**This kiln carving pattern has expired.  Monthly kiln carving patterns expire 90 days after posting.  Not to worry though, they will be back at the end of the year in the free compilation book.  To see the currently available kiln carving patterns, you can click here**

Step 1:

Pin down the pattern on a piece of fiber paper large enough to accommodate the entire pattern.  I’ve made mine large enough for my entire piece of glass so it won’t have a border.

Pinned Kiln Carving Pattern

Carefully cut out and remove all of the gray areas.  I find it easiest to cut through the paper first, then, after the paper is removed to cut through the fiber paper.  It can be a little tedious, but it seems to avoid tearing the fiber paper.

Cutting the Pattern

After the entire pattern is cut, put it on a prepared kiln shelf with your preferred glass on top.  Fire to a full fuse.

Fused Kiln Carving

In retrospect, I should have measured my glass better so it covered more of my pattern.  Turns out, even the experts can do it better sometimes!  I still think it’s adorable, so I drilled holes in the top corners and added a wire hanger.  This would have been a great condiment dish as well.

May your fall be bountiful and the harvest rich!

November Kiln Carving Pattern