TipSheet 7: Platemaking Tips | Kilnforming

TipSheet 7: Platemaking Tips


glass fusing tips: how to make a better plate or platter


Overview

Plates and platters are popular projects for both advanced and beginning kilnworkers, and platemaking is a perfect way to learn kilnforming’s two most frequently used methods: fusing and slumping. The tips shown here are basic and they are the building blocks for more advanced kilnforming methods. Because the object is to make functional plates with smooth surfaces, these notes assume that the first firing will be to full fuse temperatures.

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TipSheet 7: Platemaking Tips PDF
(Revised July 29, 2014)

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