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Tips for Tack Fusing

Tack fusing is an effective method for creating textured works in kilnformed glass.In tack fusing, glass is fired within a range that creates enough heatwork for the material to fuse while maintaining the desired amount of form and tex…

Considerations for Multiple Firings

There are many reasons you might need to fire a project multiple times to achieve a desired result. Some of the most common include:• Fusing and slumping in two separate firings• Firing components that will later be incorpora…

New to using Bullseye Glass?

 "Your choice of glass is probably the most important decision you will make as a kilnformer." -Artist Steve Immerman on why he exclusively uses Bullseye. Bullseye glass is developed by artists for artists. We've got your back! A read more

Kilncarved Billet

Creating a low-relief glass sculpture often requires a complex plaster-silica mold-making process. Kilncarving is a simple casting process that uses ceramic fiber paper and the right amount of heat to achieve similar results.In our Kil…

Powder-Colored Sheet Glass

You can create almost any color you want, when you want it, with clear sheet glass and colored glass powder.In this lesson, we'll show you how the process works and create several different sheets of colored glass. Then we'll use those…

Color Theory Basics

Color theory is the art and science of color interactions and effects.In this lesson, you'll learn some of the basics of color theory, including the vocabulary used to describe color, color schemes, the ways that colors interact, and s…

Kilncarved Sconce Project

Imagine having the capability to realize your vision of the ideal luminaire. In this lesson, we'll demonstrate how to design and fabricate your own lighting sconce.We’ll use a process called kilncarving to create a diffuser of varyin…

Pâte de Verre Bowl

Pâte de verre is a casting method that involves hand-packing layers of glass in a refractory mold. In French, the term literally means “paste of glass.” You can use this method to make a variety of forms. These include vessels, sc…

Alchemy Clear Drop-Out Bowls

Bullseye's Alchemy Clear sheet glass styles change the appearance of silver foil that is fired in direct contact with the glass. One style changes the silver to gold, the other changes it to bronze.These effects are the result of the c…

Opaline Ring Bowl

Bullseye's Opaline sheet glass scatters light, creating a range of effects on base colors. In this project-based lesson, we'll make a bowl using a palette of Opaline, Clear, and Pine Green.In the process, you'll learn how to intercut s…

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Monitoring Kiln Temperatures for Successful Annealing

Overview To guard against the introduction of annealing strain in your kilnforming project' you will need to ensure it remains at a uniform temperature while passing through the annealing range. Cooling your work too…

TipSheet 7: Platemaking Tips

Overview Plates and platters are popular projects for both advanced and beginning kilnworkers' and platemaking is a perfect way to learn kilnforming’s two most frequently used methods' fusing and slumping. The…

TipSheet 6: Roll-Ups

Overview In 1993' Klaus Moje and Dante Marioni took part in the Connections project at the Bullseye factory in Portland. Together they explored the idea of blowing fused pieces. Moje would make tiles in the…

TipSheet 3: Working Deep

Overview This TipSheet will introduce you to ways to float imagery and color within thick blocks of clear glass. Thick glass castings have resulted historically from pours of furnace glass or by kiln-melting glass…

TipSheet 4: Designing Your Own Art Glass

Overview Working with a palette of glass frits' powders and stringers' you can create sheets of art glass with special effects to use in stained glass or fusing projects. These sheets can include the classic elements…

TipSheet 5: Bullseye Box Casting

Overview This TipSheet describes how to create a reverse-relief cast glass object with the optical clarity of a furnace casting' using plaster/silica design elements in an open-faced mold assembled from vermiculite board and…

TipSheet 1: Kilncarving

Overview “Kilncarving” is a term coined at Bullseye to describe a simple kilnforming process that achieves a bas relief' textured' or sculpted look in glass. The process involves cutting a pattern or design in…

TipSheet 8: Basic Lost Wax Kilncasting

Overview 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…

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Tips for Tack Fusing

Tack fusing is an effective method for creating textured works in kilnformed glass.In tack fusing, glass is fired within a range that creates enough heatwork for the material to fuse while maintaining the desired amount of form and tex…

Considerations for Multiple Firings

There are many reasons you might need to fire a project multiple times to achieve a desired result. Some of the most common include:• Fusing and slumping in two separate firings• Firing components that will later be incorpora…

Kilncarved Billet

Creating a low-relief glass sculpture often requires a complex plaster-silica mold-making process. Kilncarving is a simple casting process that uses ceramic fiber paper and the right amount of heat to achieve similar results.In our Kil…

Powder-Colored Sheet Glass

You can create almost any color you want, when you want it, with clear sheet glass and colored glass powder.In this lesson, we'll show you how the process works and create several different sheets of colored glass. Then we'll use those…

Color Theory Basics

Color theory is the art and science of color interactions and effects.In this lesson, you'll learn some of the basics of color theory, including the vocabulary used to describe color, color schemes, the ways that colors interact, and s…

Kilncarved Sconce Project

Imagine having the capability to realize your vision of the ideal luminaire. In this lesson, we'll demonstrate how to design and fabricate your own lighting sconce.We’ll use a process called kilncarving to create a diffuser of varyin…

Pâte de Verre Bowl

Pâte de verre is a casting method that involves hand-packing layers of glass in a refractory mold. In French, the term literally means “paste of glass.” You can use this method to make a variety of forms. These include vessels, sc…

Alchemy Clear Drop-Out Bowls

Bullseye's Alchemy Clear sheet glass styles change the appearance of silver foil that is fired in direct contact with the glass. One style changes the silver to gold, the other changes it to bronze.These effects are the result of the c…

Opaline Ring Bowl

Bullseye's Opaline sheet glass scatters light, creating a range of effects on base colors. In this project-based lesson, we'll make a bowl using a palette of Opaline, Clear, and Pine Green.In the process, you'll learn how to intercut s…

Drawing with Glass Powder

Drawing with glass powder is a great way to explore and develop ideas. The technique frees you from the preciousness of the material, allowing you to relax and take pleasure in drawing.In this lesson, you'll see how three people respon…

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New to using Bullseye Glass?

 "Your choice of glass is probably the most important decision you will make as a kilnformer." -Artist Steve Immerman on why he exclusively uses Bullseye. Bullseye glass is developed by artists, for artists. We've got…

Is it safe to fire Bullseye Glass in a kiln?

Yes. At cold temperatures and typical firing temperatures, the colorants are encapsulated in the glass and the glass does not emit odors or toxics into the air. However, ventilation is recommended to dissipate odors from shelf…

What is The Rule of Halves?

This rule is important to know for successful glass cutting. A score is more likely to run properly when there are equal amounts of glass on either side of it. This is particularly important for cutting strips of…

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…

How do I know which Bullseye clear glass to use?

Tekta is Bullseye's signature style of clear glass. 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.…

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 &…

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…

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…

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