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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 your back! A 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…

Gluing Glass to Glass

One simple way create a finished piece is to take two or more glass components and combine them using a glue or adhesive. In this lesson, we'll demonstrate how to do this by creating a centerpiece from two slumped bowls using a two-par…

What should I know about studio safety?

Here are are some general guidelines to avoid injury while working in the kiln-glass studio. For more information see Safety in the Kiln-Glass Studio. When working in a kiln-glass studio cuts will happen but they are usually not read more

Drilling Small Holes in Glass

Knowing how to drill small holes in glass opens up many design options for kilnformed works, whether they're strung, worn, connected, or suspended.In this lesson, you'll learn how to set up a drilling station, how to mark and drill hol…

Do you have projects that teach about kilncasting?

You can get some ideas and basic information from the following articles and video lessons. Articles (FREE) TipSheet 5 Bullseye Box Casting  TipSheet 8 Basic Lost Wax Kilncasting Video lessons (subscription required read more

Can I use a ceramic kiln for glass?

Yes as long as it's programmable. Helpful Resources TechNotes 1 Knowing Your KilnTechNotes 7 Monitoring Kiln Temperatures for Successful AnnealingVideo lesson Preparing Kiln Shelves FAQs Return to Index of FAQs  read more

What coldworking equipment do I need?

In short you need the equipment that's right for the type of work you're making and the results you want to achieve. We recommend taking a class to learn about the different types of coldworking equipment and supplies that are available read more

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…

Can I make my project at Bullseye studios?

Yes once you've taken at least one kilnforming class at Bullseye you're welcome to assemble and fire projects during our Open Studio sessions. Bullseye Studios are located inside Bullseye Resource Centers. Our studios are fully stocked 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…

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…

Gluing Glass to Glass

One simple way create a finished piece is to take two or more glass components and combine them using a glue or adhesive. In this lesson, we'll demonstrate how to do this by creating a centerpiece from two slumped bowls using a two-par…

Drilling Small Holes in Glass

Knowing how to drill small holes in glass opens up many design options for kilnformed works, whether they're strung, worn, connected, or suspended.In this lesson, you'll learn how to set up a drilling station, how to mark and drill hol…

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…

Coldworking with Diamond Hand Laps

Much like its humble cousin sandpaper, the diamond hand lap is used to make rough surfaces and sharp edges smooth. Unlike sandpaper, the abrasive surface of a hand lap is composed of bonded diamonds. This surface is attached to an ergo…

Coldworking with Loose Grit

There are many options for finishing glasswork once it has come out of the kiln. You can use expensive machines to cut, carve, grind, and polish work. Or you can achieve these results simply, effectively, and inexpensively by coldworki…

Tile Saw Basics

The tile saw is a versatile tool that opens up many possibilities for the artist who works with glass. Options range from simple trimming and sizing of thicker pieces to carving and removing material for sculptures, to cutting parts fo…

Glass Cutting

With the proper tools and techniques even beginners can produce clean, accurate glass shapes for kilnforming projects. In this lesson you will learn everything you need to get started cutting sheet glass.…

Coldworking with the Wet Belt Sander

Coldworking methods use tools and processes that do not rely on heat to change the shape or surface texture of glass. In this lesson you will learn to use the wet belt sander to grind and smooth glass edges and achieve a variety of sur…

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…

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…

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…

What is coldworking?

Coldworking, as it sounds, is changing the shape or surface texture of glass using tools and processes that do not rely on heat. Coldworking methods include grinding, carving, engraving, polishing, sandblasting, and other…

What coldworking equipment do I need?

In short, you need the equipment that's right for the type of work you're making and the results you want to achieve. We recommend taking a class to learn about the different types of coldworking equipment and supplies that are…

What should I know about studio safety?

Here are are some general guidelines to avoid injury while working in the kiln-glass studio. For more information, see Safety in the Kiln-Glass Studio. When working in a kiln-glass studio, cuts will happen, but they are…

Can I sandblast glass to remove devit?

Yes. And it is a good idea to fully remove devitrification, either by sandblasting and/or grinding, as soon as you notice it to stave off further growth. After you have sandblasted away the devitrification, clean the glass with…

Can I make my project at Bullseye studios?

Yes, once you've taken at least one kilnforming class at Bullseye, you're welcome to assemble and fire projects during our Open Studio sessions. Bullseye Studios are located inside Bullseye Resource Centers. Our studios are fully…

Can I use a ceramic kiln for glass?

Yes, as long as it's programmable. Helpful Resources TechNotes 1: Knowing Your KilnTechNotes 7: Monitoring Kiln Temperatures for Successful AnnealingVideo lesson: Preparing Kiln Shelves FAQs Return to Index of FAQs

Do you have projects that teach about kilncasting?

You can get some ideas and basic information from the following articles and video lessons. Articles (FREE) TipSheet 5: Bullseye Box Casting  TipSheet 8: Basic Lost Wax Kilncasting Video lessons (subscription…