A great mix of 1mm, 3mm and 6mm Fibre Paper off-cuts. Perfect for experimenting with.
Explore new designs and ways of kilncarving with this fibre paper economy pack and to decide which thicknesses work best for you.
A cost effective way to add some special effects to your glass.
The sizes of the off-cuts vary, but each one is roughly 12-20cm square.
Pack weight: 300g
Kiln Carving is a great technique that combines glass fusing and slumping to give a bas relief or sculptured effect to your glass work. It works by carving the desired image or pattern into the Fibre Paper with a craft knive to create a shallow 'mould', then stacking the glass on top of the carved pattern before firing. The glass then 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.
The only other tool you need is a craft knife!
Doing a box casting? 3mm Fibre Paper is also great as a separator in box casting, lining the box or protecting dams. Just cut some strips and arrange them inside the box.
Please note, this is not the same as Thinfire paper and does not give as smooth a finish as Thinfire paper. Opal glasses tend to stick to ceramic fibre papers more than clear and transparent coloured glasses, for this reason we do not recommend fibre paper is used as a shelf separator unless it is used on combination with another separator such as Thinfire paper.
Biosoluble Fibre Paper is not the same as Ceramic Fibre (which we have never sold). The fibre paper we sell is made from an Alkaline-earth Silicate Wool, unlike Ceramic Fibre, AES Wool is biosoluble and if inhaled does not accumulate in the lungs. This is an excellent and safer alternative to ceramic fibre but it will not withstand the higher temperatures required for processes such as pot melts. Whilst AES is considerably safer to use than Ceramic Fibre, it can be itchy so we recommend using a FFP3 Dust Mask and cleaning up using a vacuum with a HEPA filter.
We don’t recommend firing onto the fibre above 804C (for kilncarving) unless you are planning to do some coldworking, it should not be taken above 850C as it starts to melt at 900C.
Images of both finished kiln-carved pieces courtesy of Bullseye Glass Co.
This fibre paper is designed for one time use, but you may get two firings in some applications at lower firings. This is because our fibre paper does not contain harmful ceramic fibre. For more than one firing, try SilkeMat Fibre Blanket which we also stock.