Frit Secrets - Condensed

Frit Secrets - Condensed

8" x 10" Soft cover. 40 pages.

Table of Contents:

INTRODUCTION

FURNACE BLOWN GLASS
Saturation, Furnace Blown Glass—Color Bars

FRIT MANUFACTURERS
Reichenbach, Kugler, Zimmermann, Gaffer

FRIT GRIND SIZES
Frit Comparison by Size, Powder (Talc #000), Fine Grind #00, Grind Size #0, Grind Size #1, Grind Size #2, Grind Size #3, Grind Size #4

FRIT TYPES
Transparent Frits, Opaque Frits

APPLYING FRIT
Spoon Over Dish, Frit Trays, Line of Frit on a Marver, Sprinkle, Tweezers, Core Wrap

GLASS SCIENCE
COE/Expansion Contraction, Mixing COE’s—The 5% Rule, Melting Points Viscosity, Glass Formulations Oxides, Leaded Glass

BASE GLASS with FRITS
Furnace Glass Cane (96coe), Furnace Glass Clear (96coe), Uroboros (6coe), Effetre/Moretti (104coe), Bullseye (90coe)

BASIC PREPARATION
Cleaning Clear Cane, Rough Cane Ends, Creating a Test Paddle, Pulling Stringers from Frit

ESSENTIAL TOOLS and EQUIPMENT
Torch--Surface Mix / Premix, Hot Head Torch with Frits, Kilns, Marver, Hotplate, Ventilation System, Mask/Respirator

PRECIOUS METALS with FRIT
Silver, Gold and Palladium, Silver Reactions, Burnishing, Silver Applications, Silver over Frit,

FRIT TECHNIQUES
Faux Boro, Painting as with a Brush, Sugar Beads, Shards, Design Basics,

FLAME SETTINGS
Oxidizing Flame, Neutral Flame, Reduction Flame, How to Reduce for Metallic Effect, Reducing with the Right Glass

ANNEALING
Annealing Schedule, Bead Glow, Frit Beads Touching in Kiln, Batch Annealing

COLOR REVIEW
Warm and Cool Colors, Pink, Red, Violet, Blue, Blue-Green, Green, Yellow, Iris Gold, Orange, Black, White, Brown, Color-Shift Opaques, All About Raku, Base Glass for Raku

FRIT BLENDS--Techniques

TROUBLE SHOOTING COMMON MISTAKES
Using too Much Frit, Reactive Frits on a Reactive Base, Blending Complementary Colors, Incorrect Flame Adjustment, Over-Reducing, Devitrificaton, Surface Pitting, Thermal Cracking, Incompatibility Cracking


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