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Moira HFG
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« on: February 17, 2013, 10:48:17 AM »

Could anyone please recommend a book that covers the more technical aspect of kiln firing?

I have good ones by Keith Cummings and Helga Watkins-Baker which are great for the design and glass side of things, but I'd like to know more about the effects of temperature, kiln type and so on.

Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 10:58:27 AM »

The tech notes that Bullseye have on their website are good for the effects of temperature on their glass in particular and can be used as a starting point to think about other glasses if you know the strain, anneal etc points for the glass.
Can't help with the kiln types, but I expect someone else will be along with useful suggestions.
Suspect it is a case of experiment with the kilns and glass that you have access to, as each kiln will have its own quirks.
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 02:47:30 PM »

Thanks for the tips.

I've downloaded the Bullseye stuff from the Warm Glass site and put it in a file (I know, I should get out more) -  but it hadn't occurred to me to go to the actual Bullseye site. They have more stuff on there, and also offer an online course over a year for $39, which I'm quite tempted by!

I've picked up some useful nuggets of info here and on other sites, but I'd quite like a handy reference volume. Any fusers out there with a book they swear by?
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