Wissmach Glass Co. has many options for glass artists in its Kiln Glass Catalog of Wissmach 90™ and Wissmach 96™ products. Kiln Glass Variety Boxes come in four different glass selections for Standard, Deluxe, Basic, or Prisma glass and offer three different sheet sizes that are appropriate for studios, instructors, or students. Cullet in 90 and 96 COE is also available and provides an affordable way for glass fusers to obtain perfect fusing glass for casting, pot melts, vitrigraph stringers, and frit making. Several videos and some free tutorials are available on the company’s website, all using Wissmach Glass™ Cullet. Visit the website to find these great compatible-tested glasses, glass sample sets, and so much more.
Glass Accessories International has debuted its new Toyo TC-70 Trac Wheel oil glass cutter, a revolutionary new wheel that features micronotches along the edge of the wheel. The notches, which are measured in microns and not visible to the naked eye, provide traction for the wheel as it starts rolling on the glass, reducing chances of the wheel skipping. Manufacturing applications using this new wheel yield a significant increase in wheel life, clean scores, and clean breakouts. Starting the first quarter of 2017, the TC-70 will be available in both Pattern and Straight blade options. Trac Wheel replacement blades will be available at the same time as the cutter and will fit all Toyo cutters that currently accept the TC-10H and TC-17H blades. A Trac Wheel option is anticipated to be available on multiple handle styles later in 2017, and pricing for the Toyo Trac Wheel is expected to be the same as other Toyo cutters with similar handles.
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Paragon Industries presents the Sentinel Smart Touch, a new optional touch screen controller. The Sentinel uses the same wiring harness as Paragon’s standard Sentry 12-key controller and can replace the 12-key on existing Paragon kilns. It can be updated through Wi-Fi, and custom Ramp-Hold programs can have a program title entered through the touch screen. The firing schedule can be edited during firing using Skip Step, Add Segments, Add Temperature, and Add Time. The Sentinel can also turn a kiln vent on or off for each segment of a program. Visit the company’s website for more details. 800‑876‑4328 www.paragonweb.com
AAEGlass.com is excited to announce that its new online Education Center is now live. In development for almost a year, this is one of the biggest projects the company has ever undertaken and will change the way glass artists learn fused glass techniques. Through the Internet from anywhere in the world you can learn the same techniques that Tanya teaches in her workshops plus additional classes. She will be offering several beginner and advanced paid video lessons that accompany the dozens of free video tutorials she currently offers. You will now be able to learn from Tanya online at your own pace in your own home or studio. There will also be paid tutorials, product videos, and marketing articles plus tips and tricks for fusing glass designed to help you grow as an artist as well as a business. The company will be offering education coins with purchases that can be collected and used as discounts for paid videos.
Morton Glass Works presents the Cutter Slide, a new accessory for the Portable Glass Shop. Using the slide, which is comparable to the training wheels on a bicycle, along with the video on the company’s website, glass artists will quickly learn the most important shortcut to using the Portable Glass Shop—how to score perfect, straight lines. The Cutter Slide’s window can be turned toward the left or right side of the Cutting Bar. You’ll want to practice using both sides, since it’s important to learn how to score down the left and right sides of the bar. These shop components, sized for use with a standard-width 5 mm cutter head, are also designed to help glass artists learn to prevent two common problems—tilting the glass cutter at an angle and holding it too tightly to the cutting bar. The Cutter Slide will give you instant feedback to let you know if your cutting techniques need correction. With practice using the slide, you will soon be able to make perfect scores on you own. Visit the Cutter Slide video link at the bottom right of the website home page for a video on using these great products.
Wissmach Glass Co. has many options for glass artists through its Wissmach 96™ line, which is made for glass fusing and kiln forming. Special care is taken to avoid devitrification, and all of the company’s glass is tested to fire with any other glass that is labeled 96 COE. The 96 Opaque colors include black, white, grays, blues, greens, violet, and gold. The Transparent sheets come in golds, blues, cinnamon, green, and teals. All of the colors are available with Wissmach’s Luminescent coating. Visit the company’s website for more information on these and all of the company’s wonderful offerings.
Evenheat Kilns introduces the Quiet Drive Solid State Relay System. This new system does away with traditional mechanical relays and uses solid state relays instead. Mechanical relays wear out and fail at some point, but solid state means that there are no moving parts, nothing to wear out, and nothing to replace. Solid state also means superior heating element operation, resulting in tighter temperature control, longer heating element life, and enhanced performance. The Quiet Drive Solid State Relay System is available as an option on all Evenheat models equipped with electronic controls. 989-856‑2281 www.evenheat-kiln.com
Evenheat is happy to announce the introduction of the new V8 Multi-Purpose/Vitrigraph kiln. The V8 is sized perfectly for home studios, teachers, instructors, and test kiln use. It’s capable of all firing types and techniques including glass, vitrigraph, ceramic, and metal clays, and has a stackable design that makes placement easy. The V8 easily transforms into the ultimate vitrigraph kiln with its vitrigraph base accessory. Highlights include a corner-mounted thermocouple, which means more usable floor space, and the ability to handle larger pots up to 7‑1/4", a large 2‑1/2" hole in the base for unimpeded glass flow, and ample power to get there. The V8 incorporates Evenheat’s new relay access port (patent pending) for simple, no-panel-off relay replacement. Designed with convenient use in mind, the V8 operates from a standard household plug. The V8 – Better by Design. Visit the company’s website for more details. 989‑856‑2281 www.evenheat-kiln.com
Evenheat Kilns now offers the TAP Touch Screen Kiln Controller on its kilns. The large display allows information to be presented in legible word form with nothing cryptic or confusing. Simply respond to the screen with a touch. The TAP controller is preloaded with firing schedules for glass, ceramic, or metal clay use but also allows personal firing information for full artistic control. Designed for computer networking via USB Wi-Fi or Ethernet connections, it allows users to monitor the kiln, develop and edit programs, and perform functions from a network-connected computer, tablet, or other mobile devise. Wi-fi and Web based Apps are expected to be available by the end of 2015. Its many features include real-time graphical viewing and on-the-fly features plus diagnostic and preventative support. Visit the website to find out more. 989‑856‑2281 www.evenheat-kiln.com
Lamp Base Specialties announces two new products for help with displaying your beautiful lamp shades—the 117-4 18" Prairie Inverted Harp base and the 118-4 17" Prairie 2-lite base. The company proudly offers quality lamp bases made in the USA for all of your cherished lamps. All bases, regardless of style, are fully assembled with furniture pads. You can be sure you are buying quality Lamp Base Specialty products by looking for the gold-and-black label on the back of the socket at the back of your lamp base. Visit the company’s website to see all of the great products available plus a link to tips on the best ways to show off your lamp shades. 708‑361‑1199 www.lampbasespecialties.com
Aanraku presents new Snap & Switch Cabochons to help make your jewelry fit your mood. Personalize each day’s accessories by the day, minute, or hour. Attach the connector to the back of your glass pieces with adhesive, then pop them in and out to suit your mood any time of the day or night. Snap & Switch makes modular jewelry available for everyone.
Franklin Art Glass is pleased to announce two new product lines that are a perfect combination, Creative Paradise Molds and ZYP Boron Nitride Mold Release Spray (formerly known as MR-97). Both the molds and the spray may be purchased on Franklin’s website, in the store, over the phone, or via fax. The Creative Paradise product line includes molds like the ever popular wine bottle slump, square molds, frit dump molds, jewelry molds, and so much more. See Franklin’s website or stop in the store for more details.
800-848-7683 614-221-2972 www.franklinartglass.com
877-845-6300 314-296-3225 www.jubileecreative.com
800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
Paragon Industries, L.P., is pleased to announce the addition of Maria Garcia as plant manager at the company’s kiln factory in Mesquite, Texas. Maria is a specialist in lean manufacturing (the art of eliminating waste) as well as 5S (sort, straighten, shine, standardize, and sustain). Her plans for Paragon include strengthening a culture of teamwork, cooperation, and communication among employees.
800‑876‑4328 972‑288‑7557 www.paragonweb.com
Wissmach Glass Co. makes it possible to get a beautiful shine from the firing process with its 96 COE Opaque Sheet Glass from the company’s Wissmach 96™ line. The sheets are available in Black, White, Classic Violet, Superior Blue, Pale Green, Olive Green, String of Pearls, Oyster Pearl, Gold Tone, and Reactive Blue. These colors can strike a darker hue when they are fired. All of the Wissmach glass is available with Luminescent coating and comes in five different thicknesses and two sheet sizes, as well as custom sizes and any circle size. Visit the website for more details.
Jubilee Creative has added to its line of summer-themed fusible precut glass shapes and designs. Included are a palm tree, tropical leaf, and pirate hat plus anchors, sunglasses, umbrellas, flip-flops, and tropical fish. The company has also teamed up with a designer to create fusible glass decals to match the tropical fish, flip-flops, and sea shells. All of these shapes and designs are available in 90 and 96 COE fusible glass. The designs and decals are wonderful for children’s summer workshops. Visit the company’s website for more creative ideas. 877‑845‑6300 314‑296‑3225 www.jubileecreative.com
The Paul Wissmach Glass Co., known for its great color mixes, presents its new line of Prisma™ glass that is made for kiln forming. Prisma glass is available in both 90 COE and 96 COE. Color combinations come in a variety of color densities, with the main color prominent mixed with white, white prominent mixed with the main color, or the main color with streaks of crystal. The first name in the color combinations indicates which color is the more dominant. Visit the company’s website for updates on the colors that have been added to the Prisma line as well as other kiln glass colors.
D&L Art Glass Supply presents the Studio Pro 17, the industry’s largest 120V glass firing kiln. The 17" 17" x 6.5" size is ideal for home studios. The Studio Pro 17 features a lightweight and efficient wool fiber lid to maximize firing speed, reaching full fuse in about one hour, and is both top and front loading. The company stocks the kiln with the 3-Key Set-Pro controller as well as the full 12-key Rampmaster 3. This fine kiln from Evenheat joins D&L’s extensive selection that includes kilns from Denver Glass Machinery, Jen‑Ken, Olympic, Paragon, Skutt, and more.
800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
Unique Glass Colors (UGC) has added two new fusing tutorials to its great lineup of available glass technique tutorials. “Fused Techniques with UGC Enamels” uses Artisan Colors, NTs, and ACCENTS in creative and unique ways and can be applied to many different projects. “Fused Layered Butterfly” uses Black MUD, Artisans, NTs, and ACCENTS to create a painterly looking piece of artwork. All products used are created and manufactured by Unique Glass Colors. Visit the company’s website for more technical tutorials and all of the UGC products.
Wissmach Glass Co. presents Wissmach 90™ transparent sheet glass. Colors range from Clear, Light or Bright Blue, Light or Bright Green, and Violet, to Light Amber, Orange/Reds, and Dark Reds. This line also includes Coral and Champagne striking colors. Different shade variations and color intensity can be obtained when the glass is layered on clear glass or on the color itself. The 90 COE line also has opaque sheet glass in Black, White, Orange/Red, and Yellow.
D&L Art Glass Supply is proud to present new 90 and 96 COE variety boxes from Wissmach Glass. Each box contains ten sheets of 11" or 16" squares that include a mixture of transparent, opal, and luminescent styles. These convenient packs make a great addition to your studio or store. Learn more about these boxes as well as packs from Bullseye, Spectrum, Uroboros, and more on the company’s website. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737
AAE Glass presents a new DVD, Extreme Fused Glass Jewelry Volume III: Scenic Layering. Tanya Veit shares techniques that are a large part of the reason why her fused glass jewelry is some of the most sought-after in the world. This video teaches glass artists the process and thought behind these magnificent pieces in true Tanya fashion. Discover how Tanya creates the scenes and backgrounds that she uses in her glass art in this full-length instructional DVD.
Paned Expressions Studios now offers downloadable individual patterns available in three formats: JPG and PDF plus EYE for those who use the Glasseye software. New patterns will constantly be added to the website, and the company is happy to entertain requests. These are brand new patterns not offered before and are not found in the Paned Expressions Studios pattern books on CD. panedexpressions.com/stained-glass-blog/individual-patterns-for-sale/
Franklin Art Glass Studios, Inc. is proud to present two new Pearl Opals from Spectrum Glass Company, Golden Honey and Autumn Flame. Both are in stock just in time for creating a perfect fall color palette. Also new to Franklin’s Spectrum product line are Palest Amber Rough Rolled and Palest Amber Artique®. Sometimes a subtle hint of color is all you need, and these warm, earthy ambers are an ideal fit. Call or visit the company’s website for more information on these beautiful new glasses and more. 800‑848‑7683 614‑221‑2972 www.franklinartglass.com
Evenheat Kiln introduces the new Load-n-Go Bead Annealing Process that is now featured on the company’s Fishbone Bead Annealer. This process allows you to make glass beads at your own pace, knowing that they will all receive the proper annealing sequence. A “load” portion is added to the program that simply holds the annealing temperature for up to two hours, during which the Fishbone annealer waits patiently for you to create your beads and load them into the annealing chamber. Once you have created all of your beads and placed them into the Fishbone, only then does the Load-n-Go run the actual glass bead annealing process using the company’s professionally developed anneal settings. Load-n-Go guarantees that all of your glass beads will be perfectly annealed every time. 989‑856‑2281 www.evenheat-kiln.com
Unique Glass Colors has added new free product video tutorials to its YouTube channel. Watch techniques for mixing and applying the Artisan and Accent colors. Go to youtube.com/channels and enter Unique Colors video, and visit the company’s website for more information on available products.
407‑261‑0900 youtube.com/channels www.uniqueglasscolors.com
D&L Art Glass Supply is excited to present Satin Shimmers, easy-to-apply dichroic mica decal sheets that will bring an entirely new look to your glasswork. Available in translucent and black-backed versions, the seven different hues will bring a satin-like luster to your pieces. For powdered mica embellishment, the company offers a new Mica Powder set with 12 colors in 10-gram jars for easy use and storage. Each color has been extensively tested to ensure they produce a strong, solid color when fired to either a tack or full fuse. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
KWC, LLC Table Foiler has a new website that will have a listing for all active dealers, as well as links to YouTube videos that explain how the tool is used. Check out this new and informative website. 800‑250‑1790 www.tablefoiler.com
AAE Glass now has a new line of decals created by artist Tanya Veit. These High-Fire Decals fire between 1300ºF and 1425ºF and can be used while fire-polishing or slumping at the same time. Two color decals are black with metallic high-fire gold or silver lining. Ventilation is key to a perfect gold or silver finish. 239‑471‑7724 www.aaeglass.com
Anything in Stained Glass, your total discount supplier, has everything that the glass enthusiast needs to be successful creating in glass from the beginner to the advanced artist. This family owned and operated business has been providing friendly service and expert advice since 1979 with no gimmicks, just great prices. The company has over 9,000 square feet of showroom space filled with hundreds of great products and economical shipping. Visit the website for more details.
Aanraku Glass Studios is now offering new fan stands that provide a great way to light up your favorite small glass panels. The stands come in two styles—WBO, a 4" wide x 4" deep x 1‑1/4" hexagonal stand, and WBR, a 7‑1/2" wide x 3‑1/2" deep x 1‑1/4" rectangular stand. The stands come with electrical cords, sockets, and an in-line switch. 650‑372‑0527 www.abasg.com
Skutt Kilns introduces the FireBox 8x6 LT, a new kiln that gives the glass, ceramic, and metal clay artist plenty of options. There are built-in programs for glass, ceramics, and PMC, but users can also write their own programs with Ramp/Hold. The kiln plugs into standard household voltage and easily stores away in a closet when not in use. 503‑774‑6000 ww.skutt.com
D&L Art Glass Supply is excited to present 4" square pieces of Profusion Patterned Dichroic Glass. Artists can choose from a myriad of color and pattern combinations that are available in both 90 and 96 COEs. These great new offerings from D&L are perfect for those wanting to work with this fun accessory glass while staying within a budget. Call or visit the company’s website to learn more. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
D&L Art Glass Supply is constantly adding new bevel clusters to the company’s Choice, American, Infinity, and Glassmith Studio lines. Bevel clusters are a gorgeous way to add depth and dimension to stained glass pieces, expecially on doors and door sidelights. From simple to intricate designs, D&L has a bevel cluster for every need. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
Canadian artist, Jean Beaulieu, presents Oriental Fragrance: Illustrated Designs of Oriental Culture. This new collection includes thirty-one designs for the glass enthusiast that cover all levels of expertise from beginner and intermediate to expert. Included are designs for Oriental portraits, symbols, origami shapes, and fans for panels and free-form projects. 819‑383‑1681 www.jeanbeaulieu.com
D&L Art Glass Supply has a wide variety of casting molds, including the popular glass cabochon cameo molds from Creative Paradise, Inc. Designs vary from timeless classics such as the Woman Cameo mold to the fun, unique Skull & Crossbones and Dragonfly molds. Make the details of each figure in your cameo really stand out by using vastly different colored frits. Check the company’s website for D&L’s ever-expanding line of Creative Paradise molds, including new styles by Patty Gray plus a video tutorial with useful tips and tricks to help you create beautiful glass cameos. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
Armour Products invites you to etch your own wedding glasses plus save time and money while creating permanent keepsakes for the most important day in your life with the 12-9701 Wedding Celebration Kit. With this Over ’N’ Over stencil pack, you can create glasses for the entire wedding party including the bride, groom, best man, maid of honor, bridesmaids, and groomsmen. The stencils can be reused up to fifteen or twenty times depending on care and other variables of use, which makes them perfect for creating glasses for everyone in your own wedding or as gifts for all of your favorite brides and grooms to be. The stencils can be used with Armour Etch Cream or the Armour Sand Etch Mini Blaster. In addition to the stencils, the kit contains 12 bow ties and 100 rhinestones that are self-stick but that are not designed to withstand repeated hand washings. The etched areas, however, are permanent.
D&L Art Glass Supply now has many new additions to its inventory including new stained glass pattern books from Jean Beaulieu, and Milon Townsend’s Kiln Casting Glass, a detailed guide to lost wax and reverse relief techniques. D&L also stocks current and past editions of Glass Patterns Quarterly and The Flow magazines. Become inspired by the beautiful workmanship displayed in each issue and begin creating for the busy upcoming holiday season. D&L is your source for instructional periodicals, books, DVDs, and more. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
Jubilee Creative has released a new line of “Create-a-Snowflake” fusible precut glass designs just in time for the winter glass crafting season. Also making a debut this season is a new penguin glass design, new snowman glass designs complete with hats, and a new fusible snowman face glass decal. Visit the company’s website for free project and learning guides .877‑845‑6300 314‑296‑3885 www.jubileecreative.com
Jean Beaulieu has added a new pattern book to his extensive offerings. World of Sports includes 32 stained glass designs for the hobbyist with full-size patterns for both panels and freeform projects for beginner, intermediate, and expert glass enthusiasts. This volume joins Beaulieu’s extensive collection of pattern books that cover a wide variety of themes for cats, dogs, birds, florals, boats, horses, Egyptian designs, fish, stuffed animals, and many others. 819‑383‑1681 www.jeanbeaulieu.com
D&L Art Glass Supply is constantly adding new styles or murrine and cane to its 90 and 96 COE accessory glass lines. Known as a great addition to fused glass pieces, murrine instantly adds a bit of design and color to your latest creation. Choose from traditional millefiori floral designs, whimsical creatures, or wildlife and holiday themes. Use them in pendants, plates, earrings, and more to provide the perfect finishing touch. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
Skutt is now offering its newly manufactured and much anticipated Mini Scarab kiln designed by Marcel Braun. This smaller version of the popular Scarab model has a 12" x 12" x 16"-tall chamber that is the perfect size for many studios. Features include a stainless steel main door that opens and closes to a tight seal with ease, vent holes to keep the electronics cool, and the Easy-Glide point rest with optional 4" rests for more loading flexibility. The new hinge design and the point rest system, also found on new Scarabs, are smooth and precise. Visit the Skutt website for more information on this new kiln. 503‑744‑6000 www.skutt.com
AAE Glass, as a Bullseye Kiln Glass Resource Center, is fully stocked with opalescent, transparent, and streakie glass, plus seventy-five styles of iridized Bullseye Glass and Textures just added to AAE’s inventory. A special production of Holly Berry glass is also now in stock for your holiday season.239-471-7724www.aaeglass.com
Armour Products presents the #21-1604 Over ’N’ Over Reusable Glass Etching Stencils for faces, which can be reused up to fifteen or twenty times depending on care and other variables of use. The stencils can be used with Armour Etch Cream or the Armour Sand Etch Mini Blaster to add faces to your glass, mirrored, ceramic, and other nonporous projects. Included are designs for four sets of eyes and eyebrows, three mouths, three noses, two mustaches, and a nose/mouth combo. 973‑427‑8787 www.armourproducts.com
Paned Expressions Studios presents its 25th CD Pattern Collection, an exciting array of eye-catching cabinet door and lantern stained glass designs. Glass by Appointment Studio in South Africa has partnered with Paned Expressions again in creating delightful, elegant, timeless designs in traditional, Arts & Crafts, modern, contemporary, nature themes, and so much more. Now you can share the beauty of stained glass throughout your home in kitchen and bath cabinets, stereo cabinets, wine cellars, cabinet doors, lanterns, and beyond. Included are over 100 full-size black-and-white patterns in JPG, TIF, and GlassEYE formats. Glass color images are also included, making this collection super easy to resize, reshape, and print patterns on any computer. All 100 patterns from this CD can be viewed on the company’s website. 410‑676‑1248 www.panedexpressions.com
Evenheat presents the Studio Pro 41 kiln designed with a large, wall-free floor and seamless shelf to allow artists to produce large and architectural pieces without reservation or restriction. The kiln enlarges and further develops the design concepts of the company’s Studio Pro program, which features both front and top access. Handles have been designed for actual use, with the lid handle being lowered and extended to offer an easy reach, and the main chamber handle properly anchored to the strong corners. Placing the kiln is also easy, since the floor and main chamber are independent of each other during set-up and may be moved through doorways as narrow as 28 inches. In addition, the available full, seamless firing shelf offers 6.14 square feet of firing surface. And the Studio Pro 41 is equipped with features you’ve come to expect from Evenheat such as the Rampmaster with Swing View pivoting control, laterally positioned lid heating elements, spring-assisted lifting, and construction details designed to promote easy use and long life. Quality and performance are what you expect from Evenheat, and the Studio Pro 41 delivers. 989‑856‑2281 www.evenheat-kiln.com
His Glassworks Inc is proud to be a new distributor for Hang Your Glass mounting hardware and adhesives. Hang Your Glass hardware makes it simple and convenient to wall mount your glass in various forms and gives artists more possibilities for displaying artwork. Orders can be taken by phone or on the company’s website.
800‑914‑7463 828‑254‑2559 www.hisglassworks.com
Gryphon Corporation has announced a new diamond saw specifically designed to make clean, straight cuts in glass rods, bottles, and similar material. It’s perfect for making murrine. A special, extra-thin six-inch diamond blade cuts through glass quickly and smoothly. An available fixture holds pattern bars and similar pieces firmly and feeds them through the blade, so your cuts are always straight and parallel. The Slicer features a powerful variable speed motor that can handle even large pieces of glass. It comes complete and ready to use with an extra-thin blade for glass and a standard blade for other materials. There It also includes a splash guard and an adjustable fence. The Gryphon Diamond Slicer is available from your local supplier. 818‑890‑7770 www.gryphoncorp.com
D&L Art Glass Supply now has bangle bracelet molds from Jayne Persico, the authority on art glass bracelets. These durable stainless steel molds are available in two sizes—extra small/small or medium/large. Both create beautifully smooth glass bangles with frit, scrap glass, decals, and more. Due to their size, many bracelets can be fired at once, depending on the size of your kiln. Visit the company’s website for more details. 800‑525‑0940 303‑442-3429 www.dlartglass.com