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March 2013 Kiln Carving Pattern

Shamrock Kiln CarvingIt’s been a long cold winter here in Salt Lake City, then, suddenly, it’s SPRING!  Ah well, I daresay it will snow soon.  For the kiln carving pattern this month, we’re going to kick things up a notch and make the pattern a little more complex.  There are lots of photos and I’m sure you all will have no trouble whatsoever! Continue reading March 2013 Kiln Carving Pattern

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December Kiln Carving Pattern

Free December Pattern

December’s free kiln carving pattern is a lovely winter scene with the North Star shining over the mountain.  I arranged the winter background especially to get you into the mood for this one!

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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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September Kiln Carving Pattern

kiln carving moon pattern

September’s kiln carving pattern is very easy, perfect for beginners!  With just 5 parts to cut and remove, it’s also a quick and easy project to fill that last empty corner of the kiln. Continue reading September Kiln Carving Pattern

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How to make a Kiln Carving Pattern

There are probably any number of ways to make a kiln carving pattern, but I’m fond of the way I do it, so that’s the one I use.

Step 1

Determine final pattern size.  I like to keep things under 6″ x 6″ (15 cm x 15 cm) for flat glass.  For bottle glass, I try to keep things within 4.5″ (11.4 cm) wide because that’s how wide a regular wine bottle is when you melt it flat.  The patterns can be printed at different % for larger or smaller projects.

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July Kiln Carving Pattern

Fused Kiln Carved Bottle Glass Project

The free kiln carving pattern for July is ready!  As you may know, I live in the lovely state of Utah.  We’ve had a very hot, dry, spring, and much of my state has been on fire for the past week or so. Continue reading July Kiln Carving Pattern

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June Kiln Carving Pattern

 

Kiln carving pattern Ivy

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. Continue reading June Kiln Carving Pattern

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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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April Kiln Carving Pattern

Recycled bottle glass kiln carving

Here at long last is the free kiln carving pattern for April!  Yay!  This pattern is specifically designed to work with bottle glass, being just the right width for a regular size bottle.  After downloading the pattern, follow these easy steps: Continue reading April Kiln Carving Pattern