Puddle Cabochons are probably one of the first projects someone starting with fusing glass will undertake. In this video tutorial I will cover the entire process of making puddle cabochons.
I’ll cover everything from selecting the coloured glass, cutting, breaking up into pieces, cleaning, safety and finally fusing into cabochons.
I will also touch on making the cabochons in a microwave kiln, and offer an alternative technique.
I hope you find it useful and it helps you improve your skills.
Been trying powders myself and thought you may be interested.
I have created a few part sheets and decorated some bowls, but not good enough to show. Maybe in the future. I would be embarrassed at the moment.
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Just discovered Bullseye Projects and had to post about it. To many times large companies just lose sight of what they are about and the influence, for the better, that they can have on our younger generation.
Continue reading Bullseye Projects, great inspiration for our Youngsters
If you are interested in art glass and how it is made you will love this old video about the process at Bullseye Glass, way back in 1970. I was entranced by the way they throw around molten glass, almost without care, though I am sure they took plenty of care to avoid injury.
You will see footage of Ray Alhgren, Boyce Lundstrom, Daniel Schwoerer, Ruth Brockman, Dave Kohler and others.
Continue reading Casting Glass by Bullseye Glass
Pot melts are a great way to create really interesting slabs of glass with swirls, colour blends, graduations and much more. This glass can then be incorporated into your projects in whatever manner you see fit. So far I haven’t given this a go, but it is on the short list of things to do. Thought you might find this video informative and, as I did, a great inspiration.
Continue reading How to Set Up a Pot Melt by Delphi Glass
In this video you will learn about the reactive properties of some Bullseye glass. This is something I first came across while making simple cabochons from scrap, and again later when using fine silver as an inclusion. The silver reacted with some glass and resulted in a black discolouration.
In future work I intend to take advantage of this reaction to create some specific cabochons I have in mind.
Continue reading Linear Reaction Plate by Bullseye Glass
Yes, this may be slanted towards Bullseye Glass, but it contains some valuable information you should consider before choosing which glass supplier to use, and which COE.
Personally, something I gained from this video is the information that compatibility can’t be guaranteed purely by the COE. Other factors are involved and must be considered.
Anyway, this is worth a few minutes of your time to view. Hope this helps.
Continue reading Choosing a Glass for Kilnforming
Preparing kiln shelves with shelf primer is a bit of an art. Getting that nice even coating isn’t as easy as you may think. My first few attempts were not that pretty.
You also need to be aware of the safety requirements and potential health risks. There are serious health risks with shelf primer at all stages of preparing and cleaning your shelf.
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Sure, this does sound very basic, but the video does contain a lot of great information.
If you new to glass fusing and slumping, and maybe using Bullseye glass, this video is well worth a look. I don’t mind admitting I did learn quite a bit from this video the first time I viewed it.
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The instructional videos by Bullseye Glass are hard to beat. In this video you will find the basics for cutting glass, as well as great information on tools, types of glass and even cutting circles. Well worth a view for beginners, and even a refresher for not so beginners.
Continue reading Glass Cutting Video by Bullseye
This video by Bullseye Glass was a great resource when I started glass fusing. There is nothing better than actually watching someone do something.
The 6mm rule for glass is one of the most important properties to remember when fusing and this video covers that well.
Hope you enjoy.
Continue reading Glass Fusing Basics by Bullseye
You know how sometimes you know you probably should do something, and do it properly, but you don’t? Well, I am very guilty of that.
While I have been cleaning my glass before firing, I probably haven’t been doing it as well as I should. I suspect that lack of attention to cleanliness is partly causing some of the devitrification problems I am having with my fused glass.
Continue reading The Importance of Clean Glass