Author Archives: chatterglass

About chatterglass

Maker of stained glass frippery.

Make Your Own Glass Cleaner

Today I want to chatter about glass cleaning products that are used on kiln-fired glass, discovering who’s using what and talking about what works and why, and then talk about how you can make or choose the best glass cleaner. … Continue reading

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Undercut Your Dichro

Today’s blog is mercifully short. There’s no maths or science and it isn’t even a fantastic new discovery that will change the world. It’s more of a helpful tip to those who’ve maybe not realised there’s an answer to the … Continue reading

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The Glass Bookshelf

For your enjoyment I have gathered together details of well over a hundred old books that relate to glass in some form or another, all of which are easily accessible over the Internet. Whether it’s the glass sands of Kentucky, … Continue reading

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Thickening Glastac

Today I want to have a short chat about my experiences with Bullseye’s Glastac and some experiments with using CMC to thicken it. There’s no rocket science. I simply though you might enjoy another way to make use of your CMC. … Continue reading

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Shake Your Globs

If my early chattering about making globs from scraps of ordinary stained glass in Recycling Scraps of Stained Glass and with fusing glass at Waste Not Want Not have inspired you to make your own then maybe today’s blog will be of … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Glassline Paper

Today’s chatter is for glass fusers and is about Glassline Paper. I’ll discuss how and why you might make your own, either because Glassline don’t produce exactly what you want or because you have the time and inclination to make … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Microwave Kiln

I’ve just bought my third Hot Pot Maxi microwave kiln. But, why buy yet another “toy” kiln when I already have a “proper” glass kiln of a distinctly robust and modern design? I hope to answer that question by talking … Continue reading

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