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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 read more

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 read more

Ted Sawyer Powder Demonstration

In this lesson, artist Ted Sawyer demonstrates his approach to working with powder on sheet glass as he creates two of his signature pieces (Intangible and Below and Above) in the studio at Bullseye Resource Center Santa Fe. He narrate…

Is all Bullseye glass recommended for fusing?

No but all of our glass goes through a rigorous quality assessment and assigned a grade. 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 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 is devitrification or "devit"?

Devitrification ("devit") is the growth of crystalline structures within or on the surface of glass. ("Vitri" = glass; "devitrification" = the process of becoming un-glasslike). Devit can result from firing too slowly through the devitrification read more

How do I make tiles?

Simple tiles are among the easiest objects to make in fused glass. While our TipSheets don't specifically address tile-making we have several with enough basic information to get you started. Take a look at TipSheet 7 Platemaking Tips read more

How do I restrain glass flow?

Restraining glass flow requires the use of kiln furniture such as side walls and dams.  In Tipsheet 3 Working Deep and TipSheet 5 Bullseye Box Casting we discuss the fundamentals of using these tools in the context of specific read more

How do I use Bullseye slumping molds?

You can start by reading Tips for Using Bullseye Slumping Molds. Since different molds require different firing schedules you'll have to experiment ask questions and gain hands-on experience to become an expert in planning the heatwork. FAQs Return read more

What is firepolishing?

Firepolishing is the process of heating a glass object in a kiln to a temperature high enough to impart some level of gloss to the surface. Related Questions What temperature should I use for firepolishingHow can I cast to get some read more

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Opaline Overlays

Bullseye's Opaline Opalescent (000403) sheet glass has great potential to expand the color palette in kilnforming because it has the ability to create new colors with distinct properties. About Opaline Opaline requires a full…

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'…

Pre-Firing Your New Kiln

  Before using a new kiln for glass projects' you will 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…

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…

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Ted Sawyer Powder Demonstration

In this lesson, artist Ted Sawyer demonstrates his approach to working with powder on sheet glass as he creates two of his signature pieces (Intangible and Below and Above) in the studio at Bullseye Resource Center Santa Fe. He narrate…

Expanding the Color Palette: Opaline Overlays

Opaline sheet glass has great potential to expand the color palette in kilnforming because it has the ability to create new colors with distinct properties. When firing Opaline over various colors, we've experienced some exciting and s…

Attaching French Cleats

There are many ways to display glass panel artwork, including hooks, frames, and shelves. But what if you wanted a panel to look as if it were floating in front of a wall without any hardware obstructing the view? One way to do this is…

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…

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Why should I choose Bullseye glass over other glasses?

When you buy Bullseye glass, you're investing in top-quality materials and technical resources: Our standards for testing and quality are the highest in the industry and our products are unsurpassed for consistency and reliability…

How do I know which Bullseye clear glass to use?

Bullseye manufactures two styles of its Tekta glass: Tekta Clear and Tekta Crystal Clear. Tekta Crystal Clear is recommended for crystal clarity, especially in thicker works. Compare styles and sizes of our clear glasses…

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, but all of our glass goes through a rigorous quality assessment and assigned a grade. Our top-quality sheet glass comes in two grades: Fusible and Standard (non-fusible). Fusible glass is coded as “F” and Standard or…

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…

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