Index of Articles | Kilnforming

Index of Articles


These educational articles were originally published in the Bullseye TechBook, on our website, or in our newsletters. They include GlassTips, TorchTips, TechNotes, TipSheets, Studio Tips, Product Use Sheets, Make It Projects, and QuickTips. All are free of charge.


TechNotes 1: Knowing Your Kiln
TechNotes 2: The Vitrigraph Kiln
TechNotes 3: Compatibility of Glasses
TechNotes 4: Heat & Glass
TechNotes 5: Volume & Bubble Control
TechNotes 6: Preparing the Shelf System for a Large Kiln
TechNotes 7: Monitoring Kiln Temperatures for Successful Annealing


TipSheet 1: Kilncarving
TipSheet 2: Accessory Glasses (Not Available)
TipSheet 3: Working Deep
TipSheet 4: Designing Your Own Art Glass
TipSheet 5: Bullseye Box Casting
TipSheet 6: Roll-Ups
TipSheet 7: Platemaking Tips
TipSheet 8: Basic Lost Wax Kilncasting

Studio Tips

Annealing Thick Slabs
Fahrenheit and Celsius Temperature Conversions
Glass Cleaning Basics
Improve Your Glass Cutting
Kilnforming Project Notes Form
Pre-Firing Your New Kiln
Recommended Annealing Cycle for Bullseye Glass
Safety in the Kiln-Glass Studio

Product Use

Alchemy Glass Notes
Amaco Black Underglaze Pencil (NEW)
Bullseye Brainstorm: Textures & Irids
Bullseye Shelf Primer Instructions
Color Cues (includes Introduction, Brights, Dusk, Spring Lake, and Pink Martini)
Color Line Paint & Pens Product Information
Clean Shield Gel
Drilling Small Holes in Jewelry and Ornaments
Frit Tinting
Get a Reaction: Bullseye Copper-Bearing Glasses
Get a Reaction: Bullseye Reactive Glasses
Mold Tips: Big Bowl (Updated October 2017)
Mold Tips: Cone Bowls
Mold Tips: Deep Form (Updated October 2017)
Mold Tips: Heart Casting Mold (8976) (NEW)
Mold Tips: Pyramid Casting Mold
Mold Tips: Suggested Slumping Schedules (Updated March 2017)
Opaline Overlays
Print & Glass Source List
Reactive Potential of Bullseye Glass (charts - updated March 2017)
Special Effects: Steel Blue Opalescent
ThinFire Shelf Paper
Tips for Using Bullseye Slumping Molds
Tips for Using Vermiculite Board
Using Color Line Screen Paste (NEW)
Using Milestone Decals
What to Expect from Bullseye Glass
What to Expect from Opaline Striker Frit
Working with Accucast 880 Blue

Make It Projects

Make It: Dilution Solution
Make It: Inline Plate
Make It: Linear Reaction Plate
Make It: Opaline Sushi Set
Make It: Tint Tone Plate

Quick Tips

A Riot of Effects
Alchemy Metallic Palette
Circles from Squares
Fibonacci Fade Plate
Fine Lines
Fix Surface Flaws
Fresh Color
Fresh Palette Picks (NEW) 
Frit Balls
Glimmering Irids
Gold-Bearing Pink Tints
Holiday Punch
Inky Blue Brush Strokes
Iridescent Squares
Keen on Green
Kilncarved Billet
Kilncast and Slumped Bowl
Making a Chevron Design
Multitasking Molds
Powder Power
Opaline Ring
Raise the Bar on Your Soap Dish (NEW)
River Rock Reaction
Silver Stripe Jewelry
Stripes and Dots
Tint Overlay Palette
Working with Petrified Wood (NEW)

Legacy Guides

(For more recent updates, see About Our Glass.)

GlassTips: Opalescents
GlassTips: Transparents
TorchTips: Opalescent and Transparents