Low Temperature Kilnforming

Low Temperature Kilnforming; an Evidence-Based Approach to Scheduling, by Stephen Richard. 2021, 295pp. 177 illustrations, 97 graphs and tables, index.

Low temperature kiln work is difficult. This book looks at the reasons for failures and finds a range of reasons relating to elements of the layup. An even greater number are related to scheduling. Richard’s long experience of diagnosis is combined with his new research relating to scheduling for low temperature firings. The results of his investigations into tack fused and other low temperature kilnforming are available in this book.

This book is for the intermediate level kilnformer. It provides approaches to diagnosis and scheduling. The results of the research are outlined, and the results are presented in innovative schedules. There are massive amounts of information in appendices which are linked to in the main text. Lots of illustrations and inspirational images are included. There are schedules for various profiles of tack fusing, slumping, draping, bending, bas relief, sintering, and freeze and fuse. Separate schedules are shown for Celsius and Fahrenheit users.

Reactions:
“I've had a good look at Stephen's book. In my opinion firing projects at low temperatures, particularly slumping, are some of the most challenging processes in kilnformed glass. Stephen combines practical experience and research to enable artists to develop a better understanding of what is happening in their kiln. A valuable resource in our quest to banish the practice of praying to the kiln gods and goddesses.” Bob Leatherbarrow

“what a wealth of information! …Thanks again for all the help you’ve been over the years. I honestly don’t think I’d be where I am in my work without your help… Absolutely one of the best books you'll ever buy. Stephen is a wealth of information, and we are very fortunate he has put what he knows into this book. EvelynGotshall Baker” www.glassfractions.com

“I can see this is going to be a must have for glass artists at all stages of practice. I look forward to reading over and over again.” Jennifer Ann Kelly www.jenniferannekelly.com

“Stephen knows his material. This book is loaded with good information.” Paul Tarlow

“I recently purchased your new eBook on fusing schedules - it is brilliant. It will sit in my library next to Graham Stone's book, and Bob Leatherbarrow's eBook. I spent a few hours that night skimming the eBook (until 2am if I recall!) and loved the amount of detail … included, and the logical and fact-based approach …take[n].” Paul Messink

His daughter says:
“Buy this book so you don’t have to ask him about this stuff.
Buy this book because he is not going to last forever.”

Available through Etsy shop VerrierStudio
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1019433772/low-temperature-kilnforming-an-evidence
Or directly from stephen.richard43@gmail.com

Author:Stephen

Post date:23-07-2021

Region:World

Category:For Sale

Contact Stephen Richard

Email:stephen.richard43@gmail.com