What types of kilncasting can I do? | Bullseye

What types of kilncasting can I do?

kilncasting is a versatile method that can be used to make many different types of imagery

Kilncasting projects generally fall into one of two broad categories: those which are made in open-faced molds, and those that are made in closed or semi-closed molds.

In open-faced molds, one side of the mold is left completely open. The cold glass is placed directly into the mold through that opening. Using open-faced molds, you can create reverse-relief, bas-relief, pâte de verre, thick-block, and box castings.

In molds that are closed or semi-closed, the mold is open only wide enough to allow the glass to flow in from the outside, often through a reservoir. Using closed/semi-closed molds, you can make fully sculptural pieces.

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Helpful Resources

Tips for Using Bullseye Slumping Molds
Video lesson: Open-Faced Kilncasting
Video lesson: Box Casting
Video lesson: Lost Wax Kilncasting
TipSheet 8: Lost Wax Kilncasting


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