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Fusing Basics

Many kilnforming methods are based on fusing, the heat bonding of separate pieces of glass. In this lesson you will learn how to fuse together layers of glass on a kiln shelf, while exploring glass as a unique art-making material.…

The Art of Kiln-glass

The term “kiln-glass” covers an enormous range of working methods and types of work, including everything from simple platter-like forms to cast sculptures, painterly panels and architectural installations. In this lesson you will …

Artists Drawing with Glass

This lesson introduces Tom Prochaska, Rafael Cauduro, Catharine Newell and Jeff Wallin, four artists who draw with glass, exploring the unique opportunities provided by the method.…

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Quick Tip: Working with Petrified Wood

Revised September 11' 2017. Downloadable PDFQuick Tip Working with Petrified Wood

Quick Tip: Fresh Palette Picks

“Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.” —Pantone Color giant Pantone has named Greenery their 2017 Color of the Year. We’ve had green (and new beginnings) on our minds lately' too. So we’ve created an inspiring set…

Quick Tip: Circles from Squares

The Stack Top (6 mm)' A “lensing” layer of Clear. This layer will stretch considerably. Middle (3-4 mm)' This “design” layer will stretch and be visible through the top layer. Use part sheets or pieces of 3 mm sheet…

Amaco Black Underglaze Pencil

Overview You can make permanent marks on your glass projects with these underglaze pencils. Sign your name or add other handwritten text Draw on one or more layers Create shading effects For more tips' download our…

Quick Tip: Fibonacci Fade Plate

The Fibonacci sequence is a numbering system found in nature' from flower petals and pinecones to seashells. It’s pleasing to the eye (even if you’re not aware of it) and a versatile design tool. It starts with a one (or a…

Working with Accucast 880 Blue

Overview Accucast 880 Blue is a type of alginate that is fairly easy to mix and sets in 5-10 minutes. It has a somewhat short working life and will dry out and shrink over a couple of days. However' if kept in a sealed…

Quick Tip: Keen on Green

How to make green from other colors of Bullseye Glass Downloadable PDFQuick Tip' Keen on Green   TOP' Light Turquoise Blue Thin 001416-0050; MIDDLE' Clear Thin 001101-0050; BASE' Yellow Opal 000120-0030. Requires Clear…

Quick Tip: Tint Overlay Palette

  Create this soft' dreamy palette by layering Tint styles over neutral Opalescent styles. We’re in love! Tints' Pale Yellow Tint (001820-0030)' Purple Blue Tint (001948-0030)Opalescents' Light Peach Cream (000034-0030)'…

Quick Tip: Alchemy Metallic Palette

  Create gold & bronze hues by capping silver foil with Bullseye’s Alchemy Clear styles. Adding Clear to the mix expands the palette to three handsome metallics. Design Place silver foil elements on a base of 3 mm…

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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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