January’s kiln carving pattern is brought to us by happy thoughts of spring and a new year. This pattern was inspired by some lovely wrought iron railing here in Salt Lake City that I ran across recently. It much simplified, of course, but I do love the way it turned out. (more…)
June’s free kiln carving pattern is a twisty ivy leaf. This pattern is probably a bit more difficult than beginner level. It has huge potential for green glass sun catchers, or dishes with ivy around the edge and on the bottom. This pattern was inspired by the mass of ivy that I really need to remove from the wall in my garden. It’s gorgeous, but kind of a pain. (more…)
Happy St. Patrick’s day! In honor of my family heritage (you did see the McRaney up there, didn’t you?), here is the free kiln carving pattern for March. This pattern is slightly more difficult to cut than the pattern for January, but still quite straightforward.
1. Cut a piece of fiber paper big enough for the pattern.
I used 1/32″ fiber paper for this particular project. Tack the pattern over the fiber paper through the black tack dots.
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: (more…)