This kit is a great introduction to fibre paper and kilncarving, a cost-effective way to add some special effects to your glass designs.
Kilncarving is a great technique that combines glass fusing and slumping to give a bas relief or carved effects to your glass work. Just cut the desired image or pattern into the Fibre Paper with the craft knife to create a shallow 'mould', then stack the glass on top of the cut paper before firing in your kiln. The glass melts into the mould, taking on the contours of the pattern.
You can see how glass reacts with heat at various temperatures and also achieve some very beautiful shapes and patterns with only minimal glass cutting or fusing:
Image courtesy of Bullseye Glass Co.
Suitable for use in most glass kilns including small kilns such as the Paragon SC2 and Skutt Firebox 8. We do not recommend firing the fibre above 804C (for kilncarving) unless you are planning to do some coldworking.
|Warm Glass AES fibre paper is a safe alternative to Ceramic Fibre. Our AES range is made from Alkaline-earth Silicate Wool (AES) which does not contain harmful Refractory Ceramic Fibre (which we have never sold). AES is bio-soluble and does not accumulate in the lungs, but it can be an irritant and we recommend wearing gloves and an FFP3 mask when handling, especially after firing.
All our glass is COE90, Bullseye Glass compatible and suitable for applications such as glass fusing, glass casting and glass slumping (unless otherwise stated in the description).
For more information on kilncarving I recomend having a look at the kilncarving tip sheet in the knowledge base section of the website https://warm-glass.co.uk/how-to-kiln-forming-guides-cms-25