TipSheet 1: Kilncarving | Kilnforming

TipSheet 1: Kilncarving

glass fusing tips: everything you need to know to start kilncarving


“Kilncarving” is a term coined at Bullseye to describe a simple kilnforming process that achieves a bas relief, textured, or sculpted look in glass. The process involves cutting a pattern or design in ceramic fiber paper, then stacking glass on top of the pattern and firing the piece in a kiln. During firing, the underside of the glass conforms to the ceramic fiber paper pattern, assuming its contours and textures. Kilncarving is a good beginning technique. In trying it, you can learn how glass reacts with heat at various temperatures, and you can achieve some beautiful shapes and patterns with only minimal glass cutting and fusing.


TipSheet 1: Kilncarving PDF

More Information

Kilncarving Additional Information PDF
Includes a list of tools and products used in this project.

Helpful Resources

Video lesson: Kilncarving
Safety in the KIln-Glass Studio PDF
Bullseye Shelf Primer Instructions PDF
Glass Cleaning PDF
Tips for Using Bullseye Slumping Molds PDF
TechNotes 4: Heat & Glass PDF
Kilnforming Notes PDF

Featured Products

Tekta Crystal Clear sheet (001401-0380-F)
Fiber Paper (007036-PAPR-M-EACH)
Bullseye GlasTac (8232) & (8234)
Ball Surface Mold (008733-MOLD-M-EACH)

Revised February 18, 2011.