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Is all Bullseye glass recommended for fusing?

No. Our top-quality sheet glass comes in two grades Fusible and Standard (non-fusible). Fusible glass is coded as “F” and Standard or non-fusible glass is coded as “P.” “Fusible” glasses pass factory testing for color and read more

What are Curious glasses?

The grading system for our handmade glass demands that each sheet match a target color and have a uniform appearance to receive first-quality grade. Glass that is not quite the target color or that has some other irregularity is graded read more

Do you have projects that teach about kiln forming?

Yes we have several projects with step-by-step instructions to teach you a variety of different kiln forming methods. If you haven't already consider subscribing to Bullseye Kilnforming Education Online.  These video lessons are read more

BECon 2013: Rudi Gritsch

Gritsch presented this lecture on Friday June 21, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE.Better Dead Than Red?From formulation to melting to kiln-firing, certain colors present especially challenging problems for glassm…

BECon 2013: Tanja Pak and Tom Jacobs

Pak & Jacobs presented this lecture on Saturday June 22, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE.The Poetry of ProductionHaving already won two Red Dot Design Awards and been named Slovenia’s 2011 Designer of the Year …

BECon 2013: Louise Tait

Tait presented this lecture on Friday June 21, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE.Above Us Only Sky"Some places on earth can make you feel very small indeed, while at the same time filling every ounce of you with th…

Do you have projects that teach about kilncasting?

You can get some ideas and basic information by reading TipSheet 5 Bullseye Box Casting and TipSheet 8 Basic Lost Wax Kilncasting. Related Questions Do you have projects that teach about kilnformingHow can I learn to cut glassHow do I read more

What molds are used for kilncasting?

Molds for kilncasting fall into two broad categories open-faced or closed/semi-closed. In open-faced molds one side of the mold is completely open; the cold glass is placed directly into the mold through that opening. Using open-faced read more

How do I coldwork my kilncast piece?

What kind of piece is it and what are you trying to accomplish in coldworking it If the piece includes a reservoir that needs to be removed this can be taken off with a wet tile saw with a diamond blade or it can be ground off using rotary read more

How do I prevent suckers?

In kilncasting "suckers" are unsightly depressions or wrinkles that can pop up during the cooling process. Suckers get their name because they appear to have been sucked in from the form of the mold. Suckers are the result of differences read more

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Drilling Small Holes in Jewelry and Ornaments

Overview These directions apply to using our 2.1 mm Drill Bits (7239) to produce high-quality hole with minimal blow-outs (chipping out the back side) in small-scale pieces of fired or unfired sheet glass. These…

Silver Stripe Jewelry

Wearable glass with flash! It’s all in the details — torn silver paired with candy apple red' and drilled holes for stringing. 1. Materials' Clear' Thin (001101-50); Red' Thin (001122-50); silver foil (7217) 2. Place…

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…

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BECon 2013: Rudi Gritsch

Gritsch presented this lecture on Friday June 21, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE.Better Dead Than Red?From formulation to melting to kiln-firing, certain colors present especially challenging problems for glassm…

BECon 2013: Tanja Pak and Tom Jacobs

Pak & Jacobs presented this lecture on Saturday June 22, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE.The Poetry of ProductionHaving already won two Red Dot Design Awards and been named Slovenia’s 2011 Designer of the Year …

BECon 2013: Louise Tait

Tait presented this lecture on Friday June 21, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE.Above Us Only Sky"Some places on earth can make you feel very small indeed, while at the same time filling every ounce of you with th…

Lost Wax Kilncasting

Lost wax kilncasting is a versatile method for making glass pieces in almost any form imaginable. The process involves creating a refractory mold around a wax model. The wax is then removed—or "lost"—creating a cavity. Glass is cas…

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…

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Can I get samples of your glass?

Yes. Our popular sample sets for sheet glass, billets, and rods are great resources for any studio. Note that these samples are for color reference only. They are not intended for reheating and may not be fusible.

Is there bubble-free glass?

Bubbles are found in all handcrafted glasses. They contribute to the art and beauty of finished glasswork. You can learn to minimize bubble formation or to create bubble patterns and effects by reading TechNotes 5: Volume & Bubble…

What are Special Production glasses?

Occasionally we produce limited runs of top grade glass styles that are not included in our regular product line. We refer to these as “Special Production” sheets. Special Production sheets may be one-of-a-kind or available in…

What are Curious glasses?

The grading system for our handmade glass demands that each sheet match a target color and have a uniform appearance to receive first-quality grade. Glass that is not quite the target color or that has some other irregularity is…

Is all Bullseye glass recommended for fusing?

No. Our top-quality sheet glass comes in two grades: Fusible and Standard (non-fusible). Fusible glass is coded as “F” and Standard or non-fusible glass is coded as “P.” “Fusible” glasses pass factory testing for color…

What can I expect from Bullseye glass?

Read our full overview of "What To Expect From Bullseye Glass".

Where can I get answers to frequently asked customer service and sales questions?

For frequently asked customer service and/or sales questions, please visit the Customer Service/Sales FAQ section in our online store.  If you don't see the answer to your question there, please give our sales department a call…

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 FAQs Return to…

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