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Glass Notes, A Reference For The Glass Artist

Glass Notes includes up to date illustrated information on building glass furnaces, annealing ovens, glory holes and other equipment. Other information includes how to cast and fuse glass, how to batch glass and proper annealing. Experts have written detailed information on pate de verre, fuming, proper insulation of ovens and heat recuperation, building to code, calculating air changes. An up-to-date section on suppliers of material and equipment is included. Glass Notes is fully indexed for easy referencing.

Perfect Paperback: 352 pages

Publisher: Franklin Mills Pr; 4 edition (November 20, 2006)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1885663064

ISBN-13: 978-1885663061

Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Well written, readable, and very comprehensive - includes a lot of useful information. The graphics and illustrations are especially well done. Plans for annealing ovens and various conversion tables are included. References to suppliers are helpful, especially with web addresses.

This book came highly recommended from seasoned vitreous painters and I know why - it contains techniques, tools and some history. the illustrations are very helpful. I read this cover to cover. This is as close to a classroom as you can get.

It is the book for hot shop glass. Henry (whom I've been able to be around recently - beat the pants off all of us on a "fastest cup" hotshot competition) wrote a great resource book. It is an excellent jumping off point, not a super in-depth analysis of all things related to hot glass. That being said, if you don't have it, you're only hurting yourself.

Bought my first copy of this book directly from Henry while he was still teaching at Kent State, sometime in the mid 90's. Built two studios using the designs in this book as a starting point. How to build a car kiln or a glory hole, batch formulas, tools, equipment - all covered in detail. If you are building a hot shop this is where you start.

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