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Using Foils with Kiln-Glass

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Copper, silver and gold, in the form of thin sheets, can be fired with glass in the kiln to produce a palette of effects, ranging from subtle to dramatic. This introductory lesson will focus on working with three specific materials: copper leaf, silver foil, and gold foil. You will learn: • Properties and tips for handling these delicate sheets • Effects they produce when fired with sheet glass, including chemical reactions • Considerations for firing metal leaf and foil

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