Gil Reynolds / Paperback / Published 1987
Hardcover - 126 pages Rev. ed edition (August 1987)
"...the best fusing primer available. I recommend it to anyone
who wants to learn the craft." (The Score
"...an excellent guide to learning kiln skills...covers the subject well enough to teach even an old pro
something new." (Professional Stained Glass Magazine
Referred to in the art glass industry as the 'Fusers Bible', the "Fused Glass Handbook" is a complete,
easy to follow, step by step manual for anyone wanting to fuse or slump glass in a kiln. The 25
projects each teach a different aspect of kiln working glass to create stunning tiles, jewelry, bowls
and sculptures. Some of the subjects covered are special tools, setting up a kiln, safety, compatible
glass, mold making, firing schedules, annealing , trouble shooting and much more. A must buy for
anyone working with kiln formed glass.
During the 27 years Gil Reynolds has worked in art glass, he has gained worldwide recognition as
a leading innovator of fusing and kiln forming techniques. He is the author of The Fused Glass
Handbook, a step-by-step guide to learning the art of fusing. He has been widely published in such
art glass journals as "Glass Art Magazine," "Professional Stained Glass," "Stained Glass Patterns
Quarterly," the Corning Museum of Glass "New Glass Review 7" and he also writes the "Kiln
Crafting" column for Stained Glass News.
Gil has lectured extensively in the U.S. and has conducted kiln forming and Fire Bucket seminars in
Japan, The Netherlands, Canada, Italy and was a featured artists on the acclaimed Glass Masters
Tour. The artwork of Gil Reynolds can be found in numerous private and public collections,
including Ohbayahsi-Gumi, Ltd., Tokyo Japan; A.Pfann, Hilversum Holland and "Percent for Art"
commissions for Oregon and Washington states.
The original classic text on glass fusing
Reviewer: Gary McCray from Key Largo Florida January 20, 2000
Gil Reynolds is one of the best teachers of fused glass. He writes a clear and thorough text for the
beginner, but this book also has very useful information for the more advanced glass fuser. I
consider it to be one of the top three books on fusing.