The best way to use this tutorial is to start with this section and move through at your leisure, selecting the items that interest you most. When you've covered all the sections, you'll have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of fusing and slumping glass.
Sure you need glass, and you need a kiln also, but what else is important to help you on your way?
Not all glass can be fused. Learning the basics of glass compatibility will help you understand which glasses can be fused together and which can't.
What kinds of glass should you use? And what are the differences between types of glass?
The basic fusing and slumping process has five main stages. All are important to get the job done.
Before you use your kiln, you'll need to take steps to make sure it's ready for firing glass.
A properly kept firing log can essential to keep track of what you've done. It will help you learn the ins and outs of your kiln and will go a long way toward preventing and learning from mistakes.
So where do you go from here? What other resources are available on the Warm Glass website?
This project, which involves making glass coasters, is an excellent first fusing project.
Slumping wine and beer bottles in a kiln is one way to learn the basics without having to buy special glass.