Jack O’Lantern Kiln Carving Pattern Tutorial
Float Glass or Bottle Glass sheet
Print out of PDF Jack O’Lantern pattern sized to fit desired glass
Prepared mold to fit desired glass
Glass Etching Cream
Cut a piece of fiber paper large enough to accommodate the entire pattern and pin both layers to a cut proof surface.
Carefully cut through the paper and fiber paper with a sharp razor and remove gray areas.
After cutting all of the gray pieces, place the fiber paper on a prepared kiln shelf under an appropriately sized piece of glass (this one is 10” x 10”), and fire to a full fuse.
After fusing, you can use the 4 pumpkin glass for either a dish or a hanging piece. Here I have etched the raised pumpkins with etching cream and then painted them with copper and green mica. Slump into a dish using the Slump Firing Schedule. The firing will bend the glass into your mold, and set the mica at the same time.