Best Glassblowing Books
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1. Coffee Animals Coloring Book: A Fun Coloring Gift Book for Coffee Lovers & Adults Relaxation with Stress Relieving Animal Designs, Funny Coffee Quotes and Easy Coffee Recipes
Author: by Caffeinestar Press
Published at: Independently published (November 26, 2019)
BEST GIFT IDEA FOR COFFEE LOVERS – SPECIAL LAUNCH PRICE (WHILE STOCKS LAST!!!!Fun!Fun!Fun! Let your creativity run wild! Original Artist Designs, High Resolution A Gorgeous Coffee Animals Coloring Book for Adults Relaxation!! Incredibly Fun and Relaxing
2. Warman's Depression Glass Handbook: Identification, Values, Pattern Guide
Author: by Ellen Schroy
Published at: Krause Publications; Illustrated edition (May 4, 2017)
A Touch of GlassWarman’s Depression Glass Handbook is an easy-to-use reference featuring a one-of-a-kind thumbnail pattern guide for quick identification and discovery of this popular and delightful glass. Featuring 170 Depression glass patterns, detailed pattern drawings, values, a shape guide and glorious color pictures throughout, the handbook is the most extensive portable guide on the market.
Depression glass has been a longstanding favorite of collectors and is experiencing a renaissance among those looking to add a splash of style to their home entertaining. Ideal for both new and established fans alike, Warman’s Depression Glass Handbook is the perfect guide for enjoying and exploring the timeless beauty of this marvelous glass.
3. Flora and Fauna: A coloring book for adults
Author: by Karen Sue Chen
Published at: Karen Sue Studios (April 24, 2019)
Flora and Fauna is a playful adult coloring book perfect for unleashing your creativity and inner artist. There are 38 original illustrations by artist Karen Sue Chen of Karen Sue Studios. The intricate drawings are inspired by nature, animals, and gardens.
Let the stress relieving patterns take you to a world of relaxation and imagination. Embrace the calm and connect with your inner artist using pens, markers, crayons, or coloring pencils. The pages are printed on a single side, so there is no bleed through.
Ink illustrations in this coloring book for adults include:Zen doodles Animal designs including a buffalo, bear, cat, fox, wolf, and raccoon Bird designs including owls, an ostrich, and flamingos Nature designs including feathers, crystals, and gems Garden designs including flowers, blooms, succulents, cacti, mushrooms, and butterflies Stress relieving patterns Tags: Coloring book for adults, adult coloring book, coloring book, colouring book, adult colouring book, colouring book for adults, animal designs, floral designs, garden designs, stress relieving patterns, stress relieving designs, illustrations, animal designs, floral animal patterns, relaxation fun, coloring book for grown-ups, creativity, coloring book best sellers, amazon best sellers, stress relief, art supplies, art book, drawings, zen doodles, swirls, floral compositions, mandalas, leaves, intricate details, gift, inspiration, sketch pad, paisley, unique designs, ink, hand drawn, gift ideas, art therapy, calming
4. The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass: Finding, Collecting, Identifying, and Using the Ocean's Most Beautiful Stones
Author: by Mary Beth Beuke
Published at: Skyhorse (June 24, 2014)
As the owner of one of the world’s most elaborate sea glass collections, Mary Beth Beuke gets to talk about these prized ocean gems on a daily basis. Unfortunately, with each passing day, sea glass becomes more and more difficult to find, making the hunt more of a challenge to the seekerespecially one with limited experience in sea glass hunting.
There are several reasons why the hunt is so important to the sea glass seeker. Some find their Zen moments in the solitude and beauty of the hunt. Some collect to add color to their life. The history, mystery, and discovery of sea glass are also strong forces that draw collectors to shorelines around the world, looking for these pieces of physically and chemically weathered frosted glass.
Whatever your reason for wanting to learn about and start your own collection of sea glass, the window for doing so is closing as pieces are becoming more elusive due to a growth in sea glass popularity and a decrease in recent glass bottle production.
5. Beginning Glassblowing
Author: by Edward T. Schmid
Published at: Glass Mountain Press (January 31, 1998)
This very highly reviewed, fully revised and completely illustrated book covers all aspects on how to blow hot glass from the furnace. Learn the tools, techniques and concepts involved in the time-honored tradition of glassblowing. Topics include: Gathering; Shaping; Tumblers; Goblets; Health and Safety; And more!
Softcover, 120 pages, fully illustrated.
6. 162 Traditional and Contemporary Designs for Stained Glass Projects (Dover Stained Glass Instruction)
Author: by Joel Wallach
Published at: Dover Publications; Illustrated edition (December 20, 1991)
For centuries, elegant and beautiful stained glass has enhanced churches, homes and other buildings. Its popularity continues today as increasing numbers of homeowners, interior designers, and craftspeople turn to this attractive form of decoration. Now stained glass workers can have a treasury of attractive, usable designs at their fingertips, ready for use in almost any stained glass projects.
This collection includes over 160 patterns in both traditional and contemporary styles all easily adaptable as templates for stained glass work. Landscapes, geometric shapes, florals, and birds are among the wealth of motifs presented. What’s more, the designs come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes, making them ideal as patterns for windows, mirrors, panels, sidelights, and other stained glass configurations.
Immediately usable and royalty-free, these designs also lend themselves to a broad range of other art and craft projects.
7. Warm Glass: A Complete Guide to Kiln-Forming Techniques: Fusing, Slumping, Casting
Author: by Philippa Beveridge
Published at: Lark Books (March 1, 2005)
Here’s the first and only full-color book on the subject of “warm,” or kiln-fired, glass in print. It provides a comprehensive look at one of the most popular skills for those working in the studio. With lavish illustrations, and all the processes involved in kiln-firing explained, the versatility of the dazzling technique of warm glass comes into clear focus.
From fusing and slumping to casting and pte de verre, everything is covered-complete with a corresponding graph on the firing cycle and information on the various types of glass, their compatibility, and their behaviors during firing. Invaluable tips tell how to avoid unexpected and unwanted effects, and also how to create a range of different results and finishes.
Close-up pictures show each step in the process being carried out, and breathtaking photos display an inspirational gallery of finished works that are richly colored and gracefully shaped. A brief historical overview of glassmaking provides useful background.
8. A Beginner's Guide to Kiln-Formed Glass: * Fused * Slumped * Cast
Author: by Brenda Griffith
Published at: Lark Crafts (November 1, 2007)
Kiln forming glassmelting cut or crushed glass together in a kiln until it becomes a single piece and shaping the glass with moldshas quickly become one of the most popular subjects in studio glasswork. This comprehensive introduction features projects both beautiful and practical that are sure to appeal to all beginning glassworkers.
It covers all of the fundamentals, such as fusing, slumping and draping, as well as some intermediate and advanced techniques, including pot melting, inclusions, mold-making and more. There’s also advice on decorative surface treatment of the finished piece, and an invaluable troubleshooting section.
Nineteen exquisite projects, arranged by skill level, range from home dcor items, like a wall sconce and fountain, to sculpture, and even an amber glass pendant.
9. High Strung (Glass Bead Mystery)
Author: by Janice Peacock
Published at: Vetrai Press; none edition (June 3, 2016)
When Jax finds a body in a dumpster behind a bead shop, she must string together the clues to find the killer before she winds up dead. After inheriting a house in Seattle, Jax O’Connell is living the life of her dreams as a glass beadmaker and jewelry designer.
When she gets an offer to display her work during a bead shop’s opening festivities, it’s an opportunity Jax can’t resisteven though the store’s owner is the surliest person Jax has ever met. The weekend’s events become a tangled mess when a young beadmaker is found dead nearby and several oddball bead enthusiasts are suspects.
Jax’s best friend Tessa is at the top of the list of subjects. Zachary Grant, a stern, yet appealing, homicide detective, thinks it’s an open and shut case. Jax knows Tessa is innocent, but she can’t make progress finding the killer with Detective Grant watching her every move.
Can Jax save her friend from a stint behind bars, and do it before the killer strikes again? PRAISE FOR HIGH STRUNG”A fun mystery series with wacky characters, sparkly jewelry, a fiery torch and, of course, murders.” Nikki Haverstock, author of the Target Practice Mysteries”Janice Peacock writes a strong and unique cozy mystery.
10. Doorways, Windows & Transoms Stained Glass Pattern Book (Dover Stained Glass Instruction)
Author: by Anna Croyle
Published at: Dover Publications; Illustrated edition (February 4, 2008)
Open gateways to beauty with 60 plates of wonderful, workable patterns. This assortment of gorgeous stained glass designs will have crafters of every skill level brightening windows and entryways with graceful foliates and flowing ornamental motifs. Each pattern has been specially formatted for transoms, window panes, and door panels, and can be easily reduced or enlarged to conform to even the most hard-to-fit spaces.
Available in a dazzling variety of styles, these designs work equally well as graphics for print, textile, needlework, and other craft projects.
11. Contemporary Fused Glass: A Guide to Fusing, Slumping, and Kilnforming Glass
Author: by Brad Walker
Published at: Four Corners International; First edition (January 1, 2010)
Whether you are a newcomer to fusing and slumping or an experienced glass artist, CONTEMPORARY FUSED GLASS is an invaluable guide to developing and improving your ability to work with glass in a kiln. CONTEMPORARY FUSED GLASS, a revised and expanded edition of Brad Walker s CONTEMPORARY WARM GLASS, contains up-to-date information on all aspects of fusing and slumping, featuring techniques and processes for: Basic fusing and slumping projects, such as making coasters, tiles, bowls, and platters; Information on materials for fusing and slumping, from kilns to molds to types of glass and essential safety equipment; Instructions for compatibility testing and annealing, including numerous firing schedules for fusing, slumping, and kiln casting; Information about more advanced techniques, such as inclusions, pattern bars, reactive glass, pot and wire melts, combing, and using drop rings and floral formers; An introduction to kiln casting, using recycled glass, coldworking, and finishing.
12. Kiln-Formed Glass: Beyond the Basics: Best Studio Practices *Techniques *Projects
Author: by Brenda Griffith
Published at: Lark Crafts; Illustrated edition (July 1, 2014)
With this comprehensive workbench guide, acclaimed artist Brenda Griffith takes kiln-formed glass to the next level. From cast glassing and cold working to adapting unusual tools and materials, she covers a range of advanced techniques that glass crafters need to know.
In addition to beautiful projects and stunning gallery images, information on best studio practices and a beyond the kiln section make this indispensible.
13. The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking (Lark Jewelry Book)
Author: by Kimberley Adams
Published at: Lark Crafts; Illustrated edition (September 7, 2010)
Every eye-catching photo in this guide will inspire bead and glass-makers. Splashed across the pages are all the most popular types of beads and the, most innovative techniques. Basic instructions explain how to light the torch, wind and cool the bead, and shape the glass.
14. Creative Lampwork: Techniques and Projects for the Art of Melting Glass
Author: by Joan Gordon
Published at: Guild of Master Craftsman (March 1, 2011)
Lampwork-the art of crafting glass beads and jewelry-is surprisingly easy and increasingly popular. Joan Gordon, former editor of Making Jewellery magazine, has gathered 14 of the world’s top glassmakers to teach you the techniques, from safety and materials to bead shapes and adornment.
With their expert advice, you’ll quickly master the skills needed to create 26 stunning projects.
15. Laboratory Scientific Glassblowing: A Practical Training Method
Author: by Paul Le Pinnet
Published at: WSPC (EUROPE); 1st edition (March 17, 2017)
This book explains and demonstrates the methods involved in scientific glassblowing. It describes elementary to advanced glass manipulation together with technical information on its safe use and development in the laboratory. Edited by Paul Le Pinnet (MBE), a scientific glassblower with over 50 years’ experience in the field, experts in glassblowing are brought together to explain their methods and approaches used to produce a variety of glassware.
Laboratory Scientific Glassblowing is a unique project which updates and develops the traditional art of glassblowing and brings it into the 21st century. New skills and materials are introduced, including descriptions of working with fused silica, on laser profile cutting and on the creation of artistic glassware in a scientific setting.
Written specifically as a hands-on reference work, this book can be used as a step-by-step practical guide for practitioners and scientists as well as students and apprentices interested in the field. Contributions from: Michael Baumbach, MD of H Baumbach & Co; Paul Rathmill, Enterprise Q; William Fludgate, MD BioChem Glass (app) Ltd; Ian Pearson (Past Chairman BSSG), Editor, BSSG Journal; Gary Coyne, California State University USA; Konstantin Kraft-Poggensee, Former chairman, German Scientific Glassblowing Society; Keith Holden President of the Australian and New Zealand Glassblowing Society; Phil Murray, Churchill Fellow.
16. Flameworking: Creating Glass Beads, Sculptures & Functional Objects
Author: by Elizabeth Mears
Published at: Lark Books; First Thus edition (August 1, 2005)
New in PaperYou can easily form beads, candlesticks, and art objects from just a rod of cold glass and a torch. Heat it, manipulate it a bit, and almost instantaneously beautiful and new figures emerge from the fire. That’s flameworking.
A top teacher of the craft explains how to do it all, providing exactly the same information and exercises she gives her beginner’s workshops. Lavish illustrations capture the entire artistic process. Look into the different types of glass to choose from, and find out how to melt a ball at different points of the rod; flatten it into a disc; and shape it into hearts, wings, butterflies, and the moon.
Turn those designs into jewelry, hanging sculptures, and stirrers. The results are amazing!