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Make It: Linear Reaction

This fun kiln-glass project harnesses simple chemical reactions to create a slumped plate with eye-catching special effects.

instructions for kiln glass project: linear reaction plate


Clear stringers act as a barrier (or resist) between the reactive sheet glass and copper-bearing Turquoise. Wherever the Turquoise stringers overlap Clear, a Turquoise spot remains. Through the firings, the remainder of the Turquoise stringers react and develop to values of deep red.

Helpful Resources

Video lesson: Glass Cleaning
Video lesson: Slumping Basics
Reactive Potential of Bullseye Glass
Improve Your Glass Cutting
TipSheet 7: Platemaking Tips
Tips for Using Bullseye Slumping Molds
Linear Reaction PDF

Revised January 2021.

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