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Techniques of Kiln-Formed Glass

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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 for

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Unknown Binding, 176 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by A&C Black (first published January 1st 1997)
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Mike
Dec 31, 2010 Mike rated it liked it
Shelves: not-comics, glass-art
More academic than aimed at teaching. No step-by-step here, but lots of short essays on each of the many techniques discussed, as well as pictures of intermediate and *very* advanced pieces illustrating the technique (and some in-the-shop shots of how an aspect of the technique is performed). Interesting but ultimately not useful to me, a beginning practitioner.
Patrick
May 14, 2012 Patrick rated it liked it
My copy has a different book sleeve than this one, but I assume it is the same book. VERY techinical in-depth information on the sponsored techinniques. A LOT of time (nearly 1/4 of the book) is dedicated to glass casting. A hard, but informative read.
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