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Kiln Carving Pattern April 2013

Duckling kiln carving

Free Kiln Carving Pattern for April

It may not look like it from the picture, but it has been a pretty rainy April so far here in Utah.  Even the ducks are tired of the rain.  This cute ducky kiln carving pattern brightens things up though.  Who doesn’t love ducklings?

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Recycled Glass Lattice Bowl – Tutorial

Fused Recycled glass Lattice Bowl

Fused Recycled Window Glass Lattice Bowl

This is the third in our series of tutorial using recycled window glass.  This is a slightly more complex project, but the results are well worth it!

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November Kiln Carving Pattern

Kiln Carving Bottle Glass

November’s kiln carving pattern is an abstract pattern of dots in a circle that is specially sized to fit the bottom of a large bottle.  This one is the bottom of a pickle bottle. Continue reading November Kiln Carving Pattern

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October Kiln Carving Pattern

Kiln Carving patter with Zombies

October’s kiln carving pattern is sheer fun.  Zombies are always a source of entertainment around here, from the informal competition to tell the WORST zombie joke ever to mock brain eating’s.  I’ve taken it one step further and designed a kiln carving just for Zombie Lovers. Continue reading October Kiln Carving Pattern

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Cold Working With a Rock Polisher

Rock Polisher for Cold Working Glass (and rocks)

One of the facts of life about working in glass is cold working.  It’s not a lot of fun for very long.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy watching glass become all smooth and clear and gorgeous through all of the stages.  I just don’t love it 90 times in one day.  Continue reading Cold Working With a Rock Polisher

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Plaster Elements in Fused Glass

Sea Turtle Tray with plaster elementsUsing plaster elements in fused glass is an easy way to add variety to your basic stock of molds and shapes.  The little plaster elements are made using a mold, and a mixture of pottery plaster and silica flour in a 1:1 ratio.  However, you can also achieve excellent results with basic plaster of paris. Continue reading Plaster Elements in Fused Glass

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Making a Triangle Glass Bead Mold

Triangle Beads - recycled glass

I’ve always loved beads.  In fact, I’m mildly obsessed with beads after taking a bead making class last year.  So, I tried a little experiment.  Could I quickly and easily make a mold to make fused triangle shaped beads? Continue reading Making a Triangle Glass Bead Mold

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May Kiln Carving Pattern

Kiln Carving Pattern for Recycled Glass

The free Kiln Carving Pattern for May is a beginner level design, perfect for anyone who wants to try kiln carving but isn’t sure where to start! After you’ve downloaded the pattern, follow these easy steps and you’ll have a lovely kiln carved flower in no time flat.

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