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BECon 2013: Stacy Lynn Smith

Smith presented this lecture on Friday June 21, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE.The Color that Grabbed Me on the StreetDuring her undergraduate training as a painter in Chicago, Smith discovered the world of prin…

BECon 2013: Judy Tuwaletstiwa and Erik Whittemore

Tuwaletstiwa and Whittemore presented this lecture on Saturday June 22, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE.It's Not Me. It's Not You. It's a Process.For more than 20 years, Judy Tuwaletstiwa painted exclusively with…

BECon 2013: James B. Thompson

Thompson presented this lecture on Friday June 21, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE.Experiencing the Beauty, Mystery, and Terror of Color: My Foray into GlassJames B. Thompson addresses the history of color, how h…

Can I use a ceramic kiln for glass?

Yes as long as it's programmable. Helpful Resources TechNotes 1 Knowing Your Kiln TechNotes 7 Monitoring Kiln Temperatures for Successful Annealing Video lesson Preparing Kiln Shelves read more

Can I fuse or cast Bullseye with any COE 90 glass?

The answer to this question is not simple. Our short response is this Matching COEs does not ensure compatibility between glasses in spite of what you've read or heard from other practitioners or glass manufacturers. Bullseye's read more

What's the specific gravity of Bullseye?

The specific gravity of Bullseye glass is 2.5. Related Questions What are the advantages of casting with BullseyeDo you have projects that teach about kilncastingWhat form of glass do I use for kilncasting Helpful Resources TipSheet read more

How do Bullseye colors look after firing?

Many of our glasses look the same before and after firing but some will mature or "strike" to target color during the firing process. The images of fusible glasses in our online store show how colors appear before and after heatwork. If read more

Do all Bullseye glasses perform the same in the kiln?

Not all Bullseye glasses behave identically. Slight variations can occur depending on the viscosities of individual glasses. In About Our Glass you can find the performance characteristics for all of our glasses by clicking on the individual read more

Is Bullseye glass microwave/dishwasher safe?

To keep it looking great for years to come we recommend treating your fused glass artwork the way you would fine china or crystal Keep it out of the microwave and dishwasher. Microwaves can heat unevenly and this in turn can lead to cracked read more

What is tack-fusing?

Tack-fusing is kilnforming technique wherein two disparate pieces of glass are heated until they're just hot enough to stick together but not so hot that they lose their individual characteritics or fuse flat. Related Questions What read more

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Suggested Slumping Schedules

Over the years' Bullseye's Research & Education department has gathered a vast amount of experience slumping glass in a wide variety of molds. We've collected this information into a handy new reference guide and' in keeping…

Clean Shield Gel

  When properly applied' Clean Shield Gel (8224) brings out luster and gives dry' matte surfaces the sealed appearance of a low-temperature firepolish. (Unfired' unsealed sandblasted surfaces have a "dry" appearance that can…

Color Line Paints & Pens Product Information

Overview Color Line Paints & Pens are ready to use enamels for glass or ceramics in a fantastic range of intense colours. Available in squeeze bottles for use as lining pens or in larger units for painting' airbrushing'…

Prefiring Your New Kiln

  Before using a new kiln for glass projects' you'll need to pre-fire it. This burns out binders' moisture' and other residue left over from the manufacturing process. New shelves can be slow to take on primer so we recommend…

Gold-Bearing Pink Tints

Samples of Ruby Red Tint (001824-0030-F) from various production dates. To consistently reach target color when firing our gold-bearing striking glasses' Bullseye advises a pre-rapid heat soak of 2 hours at 1225°F (663°C) on…

Fine Lines

Candle-bent Fine Line stringers bring a lean line quality to this Mid-Century inspired design. Bend the Stringer Holding the stringer with thumbs and forefingers' place the spot you want to bend in the tip of a candle flame…

Fresh Color

New color palettes bring freshness to artwork. You can discover professionally curated' current color combinations to make your own in magazines and websites about design' interiors' and even fashion. An article about bedroom…

Opaline Ring

Put a Ring On It! Explore the possibilities of a palette of green rings capped with Opaline! As an overlay' Opaline scatters light for a dramatic impact on base colors. Note the blue hue it adds to the dark-valued green here and…

GlassTips: Opalescents

What to expect from selected Bullseye sheet glass. This handy reference guide explains what you can expect from your Bullseye sheet glass colors before and after heatwork in the kiln. Click on the small style swatches to the left…

Mold Tips: Deep Form

Overview Making this deep bowl form is easy as 1-2-3.  Each consecutive firing shapes the form' ultimately resulting in a deep' tall' steep-sided vessel. Download our Mold Tips' Deep Form PDF for some tips to maximize…

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BECon 2013: Judy Tuwaletstiwa and Erik Whittemore

Tuwaletstiwa and Whittemore presented this lecture on Saturday June 22, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE.It's Not Me. It's Not You. It's a Process.For more than 20 years, Judy Tuwaletstiwa painted exclusively with…

BECon 2013: Stacy Lynn Smith

Smith presented this lecture on Friday June 21, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE.The Color that Grabbed Me on the StreetDuring her undergraduate training as a painter in Chicago, Smith discovered the world of prin…

BECon 2013: James B. Thompson

Thompson presented this lecture on Friday June 21, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE.Experiencing the Beauty, Mystery, and Terror of Color: My Foray into GlassJames B. Thompson addresses the history of color, how h…

Tabletops

In our lesson Working Deep, we demonstrated how to design thick sections of glass with imagery and color embedded within the layers.In this lesson, we'll use a similar method to make a thick slab of glass for a small tabletop working w…

BECon 2013: Sandra Gross

Gross presented this lecture on Saturday, June 22, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE. Transformations: Color, Kiln-Glass & Children's Education What can we learn as artists and educators in observing children…

BECon 2013: Richard Speer

Speer presented this lecture on Thursday June 20, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE. Angel White and Devil Red: Color's Symbolism in History, Pop Culture, and Contemporary Glass "Color," wrote the late painte…

BECon 2013: Bullseye Color Stories

This panel discussion took place on Friday June 22, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE. Bullseye Color Stories Panel: Dan Schwoerer, Sam Andreakos, and Ted Sawyer Moderator: Mary Kay Nitchie Where does Bull…

Day of the Dead Skulls

Pâte de Verre is a casting method that involves hand-packing layers of frit and powder in a refractory mold. The term literally means “paste of glass” in French. Works made with this technique take many forms. These include thin-w…

Screen Printing: Screen Setup & Care

Screen printing is a time-honored method of image production dating back hundreds of years. Both flexible and cost-effective, it has been successfully adapted to a variety of media for use in commercial, fine art, and pop-culture setti…

Bringing Home Your New Kiln

Many artists assume they need to rent a dedicated space to work on kiln-glass projects. But you can accomplish a lot in a home studio with just a kiln, a table or bench, and some basic tools.In this lesson, we'll set up a home studio a…

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Is Bullseye glass microwave/dishwasher safe?

To keep it looking great for years to come, we recommend treating your fused glass artwork the way you would fine china or crystal: Keep it out of the microwave and dishwasher. Microwaves can heat unevenly and this, in turn, can lead…

How big are the individual granules of frit? If applying Bullseye frit with a sifter, what size mesh screen will I need?

Bullseye frit granules come in five sizes: extra large (available in clear only), coarse, medium, fine, and powder. We recommend applying frit with a sifter, as there are a number of interesting effects that can be achieved. Bullseye…

What is Bullseye's glass coding system?

Every piece of Bullseye glass you buy is named with a precise code. The code provides information including color, texture, treatment, thickness and form or shape. Download the Bullseye Glass Coding System PDF

Is Bullseye glass COE 90?

Unfortunately, the answer to this question is not simple.  The intent of most glass fusers who ask this question is to find out if Bullseye glass is compatible with glass made by another manufacturer. But COE ("coeffecient of…

What are "striking" glass colors?

Some Bullseye glasses appear pale or colorless in the cold sheet form, but “strike” or mature to a much different color when fired. Striking colors can vary, depending on temperature, atmosphere, and heat history. For projects…

Is Bullseye glass compatible in all conditions?

When kilnforming, there are a multitude of variables to keep in mind. If you plan to subject Bullseye glass to unusual working conditions, we always recommend conducting your own tests. Under normal working conditions, Bullseye…

What can I expect from Bullseye rods?

Bullseye rods are an accessory glass that can be added to kilnforming projects to create a variety of unique design elements. In the production of Bullseye rods, five characteristics are evaluated: Compatibility: Bullseye…

Is Bullseye glass food safe?

Listed below are the Bullseye glasses that contain more than 1.0% lead or more than 0.5% cadmium. If you use any of these styles for food-bearing objects, we recommend capping them with Bullseye clear glass. In our testing, we have…

How and why should I clean glass before firing it?

Glass should always be cleaned before it is fired in a kiln. Cleaning glass removes problem-causing contaminants like glass-cutting fluid, oils, minerals, salts, dusts, fibers, sticker residues, pen marks, and fingerprints. These…

What is coldworking?

Coldworking, as it sounds, is changing the shape or surface texture of glass using tools and processes that do not rely on heat. Coldworking methods include grinding, carving, engraving, polishing, sandblasting, and other…

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