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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…

Making Multiple Wax Models

If you plan to kilncast multiple copies of an object, you may need to make multiple wax models of that object.In this lesson, you'll learn how to create a wax model. We'll start with this plastic mold used in our lesson, “Day of …

Cascade Chevron Plate

Bullseye Cascade sheet glass opens up a wealth of creative possibilities. One option is to use it to make chevron designs.In this lesson, you'll learn about the characteristics of Cascade sheet glass, effective methods for cutting narr…

Flameworking and Kilnforming

Flamework is a glass forming method that involves using heat from a torch to shape and sometimes bond glass.In the first part of this lesson, you'll learn about flameworking and how to make some basic flameworked elements. Then, we'll …

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 found read more

Sandblasting Basics

Sandblasting is a technique that alters the surface of glass with a high-pressure stream of abrasive material. It's a versatile process with a wide range of possible applications and effects.In this lesson, you'll learn reasons to cons…

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. Note read more

Principles of Design

A deeper understanding of the basic principles of design will help you make more confident decisions in your work. These principles include: unity & variety, emphasis, balance, proportion & scale, rhythm & pattern, and movement.These p…

Beating Bubbles

Bubbles of trapped air are a perfectly natural phenomenon when working with kilnformed glass and small champagne bubbles are a common feature in many pieces.But in some situations larger bubbles form. These can interrupt patterns in th…

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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…

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)'…

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…

Using Milestone Decals

    Overview Milestone decals are printed on water-release backing paper coated with an adhesive made from cornstarch. A layer of wax paper protects the decal. For best results' apply decals to glass that has been taken…

Kilncast and Slumped Bowl

Get experience in volume calculation' frit tinting' and more as you create a kilncast disc from a frit-and-powder mixture' coldwork the edges' and slump it into this graceful bowl. Prepare the Dam Cut a 1" strip of 1/16" Fiber…

Tips for Using Vermiculite Board

    Overview Bullseye Vermiculite Board is stronger and more durable than most fiberboard and can be cut and tooled like wood or particleboard. Be sure to pre-drill any attachment points before screwing them together;…

Alchemy Glass Notes

    Overview Take your creativity to wizardly places with Bullseye's new Alchemy Clear styles. Both styles change the appearance of silver when fired in direct contact with the glass. Available in 2 mm Thin and 3 mm…

Kilncarved Billet

  Create a textured block of glass using ceramic fiber paper and the right amount of heat! Almost any shape is possible' letters' numbers and more. Design with texture' In the kiln' the billet conforms to your fiber paper…

Making a Chevron Design

Making this chevron plate is a snap with Bullseye's Cascade sheet glass. 1. Start with a Cascade style sheet—we used a Special Production style here—cut into quarter inch strips. Keep your strips in order as you go. 2. Slide…

Index of Videos by Title

  Alchemy Clear Drop-Out Bowls (NEW)Attaching French Cleats The Art of Kiln-Glass (FREE) Artists at Work' Ted Sawyer Artists Drawing with Glass Beating Bubbles Box Casting Bringing Home Your New Kiln (FREE) Cascade…

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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…

Frit Tinting

Frit tinting is a technique for creating specific color blends by adding colored glass powder to Clear frit. It broadens the palette available to you, making possible colors that are often difficult to achieve in kilncasting, such as r…

Drawing with Vitrigraph Stringer

On a cold and rainy day in November, we invited three artists into the kilnforming studio at Bullseye Glass. They were each given half-sheets of white glass, a pile of vitrigraph stringers, and time to draw with those stringers.We deci…

Making Multiple Wax Models

If you plan to kilncast multiple copies of an object, you may need to make multiple wax models of that object.In this lesson, you'll learn how to create a wax model. We'll start with this plastic mold used in our lesson, “Day of …

Cascade Chevron Plate

Bullseye Cascade sheet glass opens up a wealth of creative possibilities. One option is to use it to make chevron designs.In this lesson, you'll learn about the characteristics of Cascade sheet glass, effective methods for cutting narr…

Flameworking and Kilnforming

Flamework is a glass forming method that involves using heat from a torch to shape and sometimes bond glass.In the first part of this lesson, you'll learn about flameworking and how to make some basic flameworked elements. Then, we'll …

Sandblasting Basics

Sandblasting is a technique that alters the surface of glass with a high-pressure stream of abrasive material. It's a versatile process with a wide range of possible applications and effects.In this lesson, you'll learn reasons to cons…

Principles of Design

A deeper understanding of the basic principles of design will help you make more confident decisions in your work. These principles include: unity & variety, emphasis, balance, proportion & scale, rhythm & pattern, and movement.These p…

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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…

What can I expect from Bullseye glass?

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

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