What should I know about studio safety?
Here are are some general guidelines to avoid injury while working in the kiln-glass studio. For more information, see Safety in the Kiln-Glass Studio.
When working in a kiln-glass studio, cuts will happen, but they are usually not deep. You will want to have a first aid kit on hand with a supply of Band-Aids.
A greater safety concern in a kiln-glass studio is particulate in the air. For example, dusts and powders. You will want to make sure your studio is well-ventilated and that you wear a suitable respirator.
Also, be sure to read the owner's manual for any piece of equipment you plan on using while working. Don't assume you know how to work with one type of equipment because you've worked with something similar before. Always read the instructions and, if possible, take a class or workshop in your area to get practice.