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The Color Purple
Did you know that Purple was the 2018 Color of the Year? Specifically, the chosen hue is PANTONE 18-3838, most commonly known as Ultra Violet. That's interesting... because, by definition, actual "ultraviolet" light is invisible. "Each color of the year enc...
The Color Purple
The Color Purple
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Peepholes and Venting
Last week, we got an e-mail with a bunch of great questions about peepholes and venting your kiln when using enamels. Hopefully, this Q&A from Gail will help you in the future... it always helps me!   Why does my kiln have a Peephole? Large peepholes (viewp...
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Observing a Kiln During Firing... What's Normal?
A big thank you to our friend Arnold from Paragon Kilns who helped answer these important questions about observing your kiln during firing. Gail also added some nuggets of information to help round out your knowledge! The heating elements hum when they tur...
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The Firing Stages of Glass
We get lots of questions about the overall firing process... fast or slow, open or don't open?  We also understand the anxiety that accompanies firing your kiln for the first time or, trying a new technique. Don't forget, we are glass-a-holics just like you...
The Firing Stages of Glass
The Firing Stages of Glass
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When the Kiln Lid Flakes...
Great information about kiln lid flakes from our friends at Paragon... At Paragon, they coat the inner lid surface of all kilns to reduce brick dust. Sometimes the refractory coating is too thick so, it will blister and flake off when the kiln is fired. An ...
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Get the Look with Stripes and Dots
Bullseye Glass Quick Tip: This Quick Tip , shows you how to get a fun summer look using rods to easily create simple stripes and dots. Stripes -  Use a complete layer of rods as the base, then cap with 3 mm Clear and fire to a full fuse. To ease set-up and ...
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New Heat Treating Ovens from Jen-Ken
At the Blade Show in Atlanta this weekend, Jen-Ken introduced two new heat treating ovens... the Fiber Front Loader and the Vertical Air Bath. The new Fiber Front Loader , or FFL as we like to call it, is constructed of the most rigid and durable, light-wei...
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Easily Identify the Coated Side of Dichroic Glass
This is one of those questions that can make you crazy... How do I know which side of the dichroic glass is coated? Originally created for the Aerospace industry, dichroic glass is a created by adding a multi-layer coating to one side of the glass using a h...
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Long Blade Friendly Knife/Heat Treat Ovens
Last week, Evenheat introduced their new Long Blade or LB Series of Knife/Heat Treat Ovens. We love them... and, think you will too! To start, the LB Series has an innovative design as the elements are only located on the sides of the oven. By removing the ...
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Dual Media Kilns - The BEST of BOTH Worlds!
One of the main reasons we love Dual Media or DM kilns as they are the ultimate in flexibility! Let's face it... sometimes you just need options! Dual Media kilns are kilns specifically designed for firing ceramics AND glass. Technically speaking, ceramics ...
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