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FAQ: About Bullseye

 

What are your locations and hours?

What is Bullseye glass?

What can I do with Bullseye glass?

What is glass fusing?

What is kilnforming?

Where can I buy Bullseye?

Where can I take classes?

How can I get answers to technical questions?

Is Bullseye glass COE 90?

Can I visit Bullseye while I'm in Portland?

Can I tour Bullseye's Factory?


 What are your locations and hours?

Check our Locations & Hours page.


 What is Bullseye glass?

Bullseye is colored glass that's manufactured for use in art and architecture. All of our glasses can be used for stained glass and mosaic work, and most are tested-compatible for fusing and other methods of forming glass within a kiln.


 What can I do with Bullseye glass?

The sky's the limit. Most of our customers work in fusing, kilnforming, kilncasting, torchworking and stained glass. But plenty of others use our glass to add color to their gardens, concrete surfaces and other places where permanent decorative materials are desired. Take a look at our product line and let your imagination go wild.


 What is glass fusing?

Fusing is the joining together of separate glasses through the application of heat within a kiln. Many people use the terms "fusing" and "kilnforming" interchangeably. Learn more about our fusing classes.


 What is kilnforming?

Kilnforming is the shaping of glass within a kiln, using heat and gravity. Kilnforming methods include fusing, slumping, kilncasting and other techniques. Works made using these techniques are called "kiln-glass." Learn more about our glass fusing classes.


 Where can I buy Bullseye?

You can browse and shop in the Bullseye Online Store or in one of our Resource Centers:

You can also locate a Bullseye dealer near you or email us for information.


 Where can I take classes?

You can choose from a wide range of classes at our Resource Centers:

You can also learn foundational skills in our online education program or search for teaching studios in your area.


 How can I get answers to technical questions?

Many kilnformers resolve their questions by reading our detailed, illustrated technical articles and conducting tests on their own. We also offer a selection of books and DVDs; and the About Our Glass section, which describes the working properties of individual glass styles. You're also welcome to post questions on the Bullseye Forums, which are monitored by Bullseye staff members who address technical questions when appropriate.


 Is Bullseye glass COE 90?

That's a very important yet complicated issue. Check out this entry in our technical FAQ for a relatively short answer and suggested reading for a more in-depth explanation.


 Can I visit Bullseye while I'm in Portland?

Please do! Our Portland Resource Center, located adjacent to the Factory, is open seven days a week. Drop by, meet our glass-savvy sales staff and see our products, classroom studios, and glasswork examples. If you have a Sales Representative, be sure to drop a line and say you're coming. And while you're in town, by all means visit Bullseye Projects to view works by some of the most dynamic artists in kiln-glass today.


 Can I tour Bullseye's Factory?

We offer Factory tours twice each month: second Tuesdays and fourth Thursdays at 11am. Advance reservations are required. To request a tour, call 503.922.3993 Monday-Friday. Tours are limited to groups of 8 people. They last 30-45 minutes and begin in the Bullseye Resource Center at 3610 SE 21st Avenue, Portland, Oregon.

Please arrive five minutes early. Bullseye is vigilant about safety. Since ours is a working factory, visitors need to be vigilant about safety, too. Tour participants must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes and be at least 13 years old. Unfortunately, at this time, our factory ramps are not ADA compliant and tours are unable to accommodate some physically challenged individuals. We don't allow photography on the factory floor or the Resource Center without prior permission.

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