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E-Book - Bob Leatherbarrow: Firing Schedule for Kilnformed GlassE-Book - Bob Leatherbarrow: Firing Schedule for Kilnformed GlassE-Book - Bob Leatherbarrow: Firing Schedule for Kilnformed GlassE-Book - Bob Leatherbarrow: Firing Schedule for Kilnformed GlassE-Book - Bob Leatherbarrow: Firing Schedule for Kilnformed Glass

eBook - Bob Leatherbarrow: Firing Schedule for Kilnformed Glass

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e-Book: Firing Schedules for Kilnformed Glass: Just Another Day at the Office, by Bob Leatherbarrow

The 4th e-book release by renowned artist Bob Leatherbarrow.

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This comprehensive guide introduces a new approach to designing and understanding firing schedules by breaking the firing cycle into three stages, each of which has unique challenges and is independent of the other two. The three stages are: initial heating through the brittle zone; heating to process temperature within the ductile zone; and annealing and cooling back to room temperature through the brittle zone. Using this logical approach you will not only get improved results and reduce glass breakage, but you will also be able to develop and/or revise schedules to fit your specific needs.

This book will help you develop an understanding of:

  • The physical and chemical properties of glass.
  • How glass behaves when heated in a kiln.
  • The critical observations to be made at each stage of the firing cycle.
  • How to design component firing schedules and combine them into overall schedules.


  • 219 fact-filled pages written in an easy-to-understand style.
  • 109 figures and illustrations explaining the properties of glass and demonstrating proper use of kilns.
  • Just Another Day at the Office analogy that is the foundation for this innovative approach to developing firing schedules.
  • 14 component firing schedules (in ºC and ºF) for initial heating, full fuse, tack fuse, slumping, and annealing that can be combined into overall schedules for individual projects.
  • Specific component firing schedules for challenging projects, such as slumping with drop-out and deep-form moulds.
  • Practical solutions for reducing or eliminating air bubbles, managing devitrification, and including chemical reactions as a design feature.
  • Approaches for using options available on many controllers for better project outcomes.
  • Based on 30 years of experience in kiln-formed glass and a background in science.

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Product Reviews
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars Saturday 30 June, 2018 By Becky Wills
Understanding firing schedules is fundamental to creating successful glass art. This ebook is invaluable in it's accessibility and thoroughness - simple and easy to understand, it will lead you to adventures beyond the simple pre-programme schedules and give you confidence to experiment.
5 out of 5 stars Wednesday 30 May, 2018 By Nathalie Fradet
Existe t'il en français, s'il vous plaît ?
Merci !

Warm Glass Comment - Toutes nos excuses, ce livre est actuellement disponible uniquement en anglais, désolé.
5 out of 5 stars Saturday 12 May, 2018 By John Anthony
Worth all of 5 stars

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