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Strip Cut Construction Techniques for Kilnformed Glass (Advanced)
Glass Cutting:  Tutorial:  Glass Fusing:  Kiln Formed Glass: 
The Process In strip-cut construction of a fused glass piece, strips of glass are cut from sheets of glass, and assembled on edge, rather than laid flat. This technique not only lends itself to designs with geometric and linear components, but also produces an almost bubble-free final piece. The process begins by determining the size and shape of the project to be created, and then drawing the outline of the project on a piece of Thinfire® paper. This refractory paper performs a dual...


Making a Woven Glass Basket Bowl (Beginner)
Glass Cutting:  Tutorial:  Glass Fusing: 
There are other ways of making a woven bowl. This is one of the easier methods. In this example I am making a 12 x 9" oval bowl, with a clear base and transparent red strips. First make an accurate, life size template of the bowl, with evenly spaced strips drawn into the design. Then, cut an oval of 3mm thick clear glass to the shape of the bowl and place it on the drawing. Strips of 3mm glass are cut (here they are 1/2" wide strips). A layer of strips is laid out on the templa...


Glass Cutting The Tools (All)
Glass Cutting:  Informational: 
There are a large number of styles and types of cutters available on the market.It is best to get the feel of one before buying. You can try various styles out in classes, and usually shops will have examples for demonstration.  The cutters above are inexpensive and that is the only advantage.  The one on the left with a turret of wheels is unsuitable, as the need to have a number of spare wheels might indicate.  It also is unsuitable as its design obscures the cutting line in use...


Glass Cutting Techniques and Safety (All)
Glass Cutting:  Tutorial: 
When cutting glass your are first scoring the surface to weaken the glass and then second, breaking along the score line. The glass will always follow the path of least resistance. It is important to keep this in mind when “cutting” glass as it has significant implications for scoring and breaking. Use the cutter by moving it away from you, so you can see the cartoon lines as you score. When using a straight edge, you can pull the cutter toward yourself or push it away, whichever suits ...


Cutting Glass Cutting Shapes (All)
Glass Cutting:  Tutorial: 
Outside Curves Outside curves are usually the easiest curve to break out. You do not have to worry about breaking the piece, as the break - if it goes off the score line - will be away from the piece rather than into it. Outside curves normally have complimentary inside curves. So on the principle of making the most difficult break first and the easiest last, the outside curve will be broken out last. Unless, of course, there is a straight line on the other side of the curve when that w...


Cutting Glass (All)
Glass Cutting:  Informational: 
Cutting Glass Cutting thin sheet glass is almost as easy as it looks in this video clip...but not quite! Curves really are much trickier than straight lines. The process shown would have been completely familiar to medieval window glaziers. ...


Cutting Glass with a Diamond Saw (All)
Glass Cutting:  Cold Working Glass:  Informational: 
Cutting Glass with a Diamond Saw Throughout glass history, workers have needed to saw pieces of glass cleanly. Using string and gritty mud-like slurry, ancient Egyptians and Greeks, for example, spent days accomplishing what the modern electric diamond saw does in seconds. ...


Glass cutting in a Venetian workshop on Murano island (All)
Glass Cutting: 
Glass cutting in a Venetian workshop on Murano island. Working on a wooden template glass is cut to suit prodject....


Glass Tools: Creator's Premium Bottle Cutter (Beginner)
Glass Cutting:  Recycled Glass: 
Glass Tools: Creator's Premium Bottle Cutter See how easy it is to cut bottles with the Creator's Premium Bottle Cutter. Whether you "upcycle" or "recycle", creating art with re-purposed bottles is easy. The base is made out of a durable polycarbonate. Even thick champagne bottles break easily and smoothly. ...


Practice Making Glass Circles (Beginner)
Glass Cutting:  Tutorial: 
Practice Making Glass Circles Practice making glass circles on the Circle and Border System from Morton Glass Works. ...


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