1) Make sure all the glass to be fused together is compatible. A differing
expansion rate of incompatible glass will cause the piece to break apart as
2) Glass has to be annealed as well as heated/cooled slowly. The rate of
heating/cooling is dependent on size of piece and thickness.
3) Glass is much easier to work with when you understand it's properties.
Rather than make a book-sized post about how to do such a project, I suggest
you take a basic fusing class or read a book about it (or both). The overall
knowlege will serve you well as you expand into glasswork. A great online
resource is www.warmglass.com . Much good luck to you. The box idea sounds
"Mark" <x...@sdlfk.com> wrote in message
Fusing Book One by Boyce Lundstrom is all you need. Your Skutt's will work
without a controller as long as you stay relatively thin. When you want to
get thicker than 1/4" you can think about a controller. Kiln wash is 80%
alumina 20% kaolin. Use it once to fusing temp, remove and replace. You
can make bisqued slumping and fusing molds and do some real nice unique
work. Remember that glass shrinks more than clay.
Bert Weiss Art Glass
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