"Best studio practices, techniques, projects". Table of Contents: Studio and best practices; Tools; Materials and methods; Airbrushing; Sandblast carving; Jewelry; Mold making and casting; 3-D printing; Fused boxes; Sand art; Ceramics; Mokume gane; Marbling; Making pastels; Beyond the kiln; Firing schedules. Includes 3-D printing, pp. 42, 45, 66, 150-163, 219.
Fusing and slumping: p. 76-95; Casting: pp. 54-95. Molds: pp. 35-40, 66-67, 88-92, 186-203.
Includes kiln casting, pâte de verre, fusing & slumping; surface decoration (fired enamels, metallic coatings, electroplating, mirroring, gold leaf, engraving, sandblasting, printing, silk screen, xerox); cold working (saws, polishing, drilling holes, glues, assembly). "Annealing cast glass" by Dr. Frank E. Woolley: pp. 212-21.
Updated and expanded edition of Contemporary Warm Glass. Glass types; Supplies and equipment; cutting; fusing process; preparing the kiln; molds for slumping; slumping process; surface techniques for fusing; inclusions in fused glass; beyond two layers; high temperature firing; bottles and recycled glass; coldworking and finishing; kiln casting, and more.
"[Project objectives were] a. to contribute to a greater understanding and knowledge of the complexities of pâte(s)-de-verre in general, and the work of Walter in particular; b. to generate and present an account of Walter’s probably procedures, illustrated by examples and supported by data, in a form that enabled their replication; c. to estimate the contribution to Walter’s technique of his background at Sèvres, and time at Daum. The intention was to illustrate Walter’s mastery over his medium in a way that would enhance his status, and through practical advice allow his discoveries to serve as a stepping-stone for a new generation of practitioners"--P. 3.