FIRING SCHEDULES FOR KILNFORMED GLASS
Just Another Day at the Office
by Bob Leatherbarrow
This comprehensive guide introduces a new approach to designing and understanding firing schedules by breaking the firing cycle into three stages, each of which has unique challenges and is independent of the other two. The three stages are: initial heating through the brittle zone; heating to process temperature within the ductile zone; and annealing, and cooling back to room temperature through the brittle zone. Using this logical approach you will not only get improved results and reduce glass breakage when firing projects, but you will also be able to develop and/or revise schedules to fit your specific needs.
The information provided in the book will give you an understanding of:
The physical and chemical properties of glass
How glass behaves when heated in a kiln
The critical observations to be made at each stage of the firing cycle
How to design component firing schedules and combine them into overall schedules
219 fact-filled pages written in an easy-to-understand style
109 figures and illustrations explaining the properties of glass and demonstrating proper use of kiln
Just Another Day at the Office analogy that is the foundation for this innovative approach to developing firing schedules
14 Component Firing Schedules (in ºC and ºF) for initial heating, full fuse, tack fuse, slumping, and annealing that can be combined into Overall Schedules for individual projects
Specific Component Firing Schedules for challenging projects, such as slumping with drop-out and deep-form moulds
Practical solutions for reducing or eliminating air bubbles, managing devitrification, and including chemical reactions as a design feature
Approaches for using options available on many controllers for better project outcomes
Based on 30 years of experience in kilnformed glass and a background in science
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