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TipSheet 3: Working Deep

glass fusing tips: create suspended imagery with the working deep technique


This TipSheet will introduce you to ways to float imagery and color within thick blocks of clear glass. Thick glass castings have resulted historically from pours of furnace glass or by kiln-melting glass chunks or frits. The method we will call “stack firing” results, instead, from the fusing of multiple layers of clear sheet glass on which are imbedded lines and fields of colored glass. This method is direct, simple, and allows greater control of line quality than is achievable with other techniques. The reader is assumed to have a basic knowledge of glass fusing methods.


TipSheet 3: Working Deep PDF

Helpful Resources

Video lesson: Working Deep
Bullseye Annealing Chart for Thick Slabs
Glass Cleaning Basics PDF
Kilnforming Notes PDF
Reactive Potential of Bullseye Glass PDF
Tips for Using Slumping Molds PDF
Using Bullseye Shelf Primer PDF
What to Expect from Bullseye Glass

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Revised November 15, 2012.