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Index of Articles

Your success in the glass studio means everything to us. To ensure that success, our Research and Education staff publishes articles that you can access for free in our article library.

These articles include:

  • Quick Tips to make your studio time easier.
  • Technical articles that help you create processes for reaching your intended results.
  • Project ideas: Panels, vessels, three-dimensional sculptures, and more.

Bookmark this page for easy access: and dip into a little glass reading.

If you prefer to have the information in hand, the articles can be downloaded as PDF files for printing. Pick and choose the topics that apply to your projects.

Alternatively, you can leave the printing to us. Order the Bullseye TechBook, an assortment of over 50 articles compiled in a single, full-color book. This collection includes most of the articles listed in our Index of Articles (with just a few omitted).


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 charts
Fahrenheit and Celsius Temperature Conversions
Glass Cleaning Basics
Glass Cutting Basics NEW
12 Ways to 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 Glasses
Bubble Population NEW
Bullseye Brainstorm: Textures & Irids
Bullseye Glass Color Conversion Chart—CMYK and RGB Values
Bullseye Investment Mixing Instructions NEW
Bullseye Shelf Primer Instructions
Color Cues
Color Line Paint & Pens Product Information
Drilling Small Holes in Jewelry and Ornaments
Frit Tinting
Get a Reaction: Bullseye Sulfur-Bearing Glasses
Heatwork & Cadmium-Bearing Glasses NEW
Invisible Shield Protectant Gel
Murakami SP-9500 Diazo Sensitizer Mixing Instructions
Opaline Overlays
Reactive Potential of Bullseye Glass
Reusable SilkeMat Drop-Out Molds NEW
Special Effects: Steel Blue Opalescent
Getting Started: Stained Glass
ThinFire Shelf Paper
Tips for Using Vermiculite Board
Underglaze Pencil
Using Color Line Screen Paste
Using Milestone Decals
What Size French Cleat Do I Need?
What to Expect from Bullseye Glass
What to Expect from Opaline Striker Frit
Working with Accucast 880 Blue
ZYP Tips for Ceramic Casting Molds NEW

Product Use: Bullseye Molds

Tips for Using Bullseye Slumping Molds
Mold Tips: Big Bowl
Mold Tips: Cone Bowl 
Mold Tips: Deep Form
Mold Tips: Heart Casting Mold (8976)
Mold Tips: Pyramid Casting Mold
Mold Tips: Suggested Slumping Schedules

Product Use: Colour de Verre Molds

Colour de Verre Molds: Aralia Leaf
Colour de Verre Molds: Box Basics

Colour de Verre Molds: Branches, Pine Cones and Assorted Small Leaves

Colour de Verre Molds: Cabbage Leaf
Colour de Verre Molds: Feather
Colour de Verre Molds: Flaming Hearts Casting Mold

Colour de Verre Molds: Holiday Stars
Colour de Verre Molds: Large Box Molds
Colour de Verre Molds: Monstera Leaf
Colour de Verre Molds: Northwoods Maple Leaf
Colour de Verre Molds: Offset Pendants  
Colour de Verre Molds: Pillow Pendants
Colour de Verre Molds: Rain Forest Leaf
Colour de Verre Molds: Simple Beads
Colour de Verre Molds: Simple Round Beads & Small Ring Beads
Colour de Verre Molds: Slab Server
Colour de Verre Molds: Small Dragonflies
Colour de Verre Molds: Snowflakes
Colour de Verre Molds: Tricks of the Trade  
Colour de Verre Molds: Priming Colour de Verre Molds with Zyp Spray  

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
Circles from Squares—Decals (Video)
Color Line Dot Bowls
Cutting Ribbons (Video)
Fibonacci Fade Plate
Fine Lines
Fix Surface Flaws
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
Little Wisp Bowls
Making a Chevron Design
Multitasking Molds
On the Edge with Transparents
Opaline Overlays
Opaline Ring
Powder Power
Quick Circles with the Studio Circle Cutter (Video)
Raise the Bar on Your Soap Dish
Reaction Action 
River Rock Reaction
Silver Stripe Jewelry
Smooth It Out 
Sparkle Sparkle
Stripes and Dots
Tint Overlay Palette
Wet Scraping Kiln Shelves (Video)
Working with Petrified Wood

Legacy Guides

(These guides are no longer being updated. For more recent updates, see About Our Glass.)

GlassTips: Opalescents
GlassTips: Transparents
TorchTips: Opalescent and Transparents