Techniques of Kiln-formed Glass

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 29 janv. 1997 - 176 pages

Kiln-forming as a technique to shape glass was in use for centuries before the Romans developed glassblowing, which has since become the more widely used method. Today, modern glass artists are rediscovering the versatility of kiln forming and are using the technique to produce works of great beauty and strength. In this book, Keith Cummings reviews the history of kiln forming and discusses pertinent materials and methods, such as slumping and fusing. The work of an international group of artists is used to illustrate the text.

 

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Table des matières

Preface
7
The Language of Glass
9
Introduction to Kilnformed Glass
22
The History and Development of Kilnformed Glass
24
Glass as a Raw Material
38
The Principles of KilnForming
46
Techniques Inert Level
49
Techniques Bending Level
52
Techniques Casting
81
Separators and Moulds
147
Kilns Firing Cycles and Controls
153
Annealing
161
Health and Safety
167
End Note
169
Bibliography
170
List of Suppliers
171

Techniques Stretching and Fusing
64
Techniques Flow
72

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À propos de l'auteur (1997)

Keith Cummings is a distinguished glass artist and retired head of the Glass Department at Wolverhampton University, U.K., where he remains Reader in Research Studies. He has contributed to a number of publications, and his glasswork appears in public and private collections around the world. His book A History of Glassforming, a classic in the field, is also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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