This starter kit contains all the glass you need to get started with the fascinating hobby of fusing glass and a microwave kiln to start your fusing journey in. The kit contains a selection of items that will give you a chance to try experimenting. Unfortunately we will not be selling the sheet glass components separately for re-ordering but the TGE products, clearly labelled are all available on this website.
This Kit includes the following:
- TGE – 9 x 5g of Murrine, in Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Purple, Pink and White – 45g Murrine
- TGE – 5 pices of XL Murrine 2 pieces of 6cm x 12cm Black Opal Bullseye Glass
- TGE – 10 Short pieces of surprise twisty cane mixed colours
- TGE – 10 Short pieces of flat twisty cane mixed colours
- TGE – 50g Landscape Lines
- TGE – 50g Mixed coloure vitrigraph stringers
- TGE – 50g Mixed coloure Hippy Twisty
- TGE – 50g Fresh Green confetti
- TGE – 50g Orange Autumn Candy Mix
- 4 different colour pieces of 6cm x 12cm Opal Bullseye Glass – colours will vary
- 4 different colour pieces of 6cm x 12cm Transparent Bullseye Glass – colours will vary
- 2 pieces of 6cm x 12cm White Opal Bullseye Glass
- 2 pieces of 6cm x 12cm Black Opal Bullseye Glass
- 1 pieces of 6cm x 12cm Streakey Bullseye Glass – colours will vary
- 1 piece of 6cm x 12cm Iridescent Bullseye Glass – colours will vary
- 4 pieces of 6cm x 12cm Bullseye 3mm Tekta Glass – used as a clear cap or base for your projects
- 160g of frit – 8 x 20g bags of different colour frit, powder, fine, medium and coarse – colours will vary
- 4 pieces of 3cm x 3cm dichroic glass – 2 pieces on black and 2 pieces on clear – colours will vary
- 25 sheets of 10cm x 10cm 1mm Fibre paper – this is placed on the bottom of the kiln to stop the glass from sticking to the base
- 25 sheets of 10cm x 10cm Bullseye Thinfire paper – this is placed on top of the 1mm fibre paper and under your glass to ensure a smooth finish to the bottom of your glass
- 1 HotPot Microwave Kiln
This hotpot allows you to melt glass in a standard microwave oven to create jewellery, or glass components for jewellery and other creative purposes. This technique of ‘glass fusing’ is now available for everyone. With the Hotpot there is no need to buy a special, expensive fusing kiln.
Important – Please note the Hotpot will work in most (but not all) microwaves. Generally the cheaper and more basic ones, knob controlled rather than digital, particularly stores ‘own brands’ will work best. Due to the amount of different brands on the market it is not possible to supply a list of what will or won’t work . It is recommended that you use a different microwave to the one you cook food in. Also the lining on the inside of the Hotpot is applied by hand so the thicknesses may vary. Therefore some may take more time than others to heat up and fuse the glass. Generally it will take between 15 and 20 minutes for the glass to fuse.
The HotPot has an inner diameter of 11cm and an outside diameter of 17cm. It is made of Bio Soluble fibre, which is ultra light and non-hazardous. The lid has a special grey/black coating on the inside that makes it possible to obtain extremely high temperatures inside the pot, causing the glass to melt. Over time due to the constant heating and cooling of the kiln the inside lining will develop cracks, this is perfectly normal and won’t affect the working of the kiln. You may find better results moving the HotPot around inside the microwave, there maybe one spot that will work better than another.
Silver Art Clay – The hotpot can also be used for silver art clay with or without glass. It is recommended that you have some basic knowledge of working with silver clay before starting. The commonly used temperature for ‘baking’ silver clay is – 650C / 1200F, however microwaves do not have the option to set the temperature, you can only set the wattage. Therefore the most important thing to do is determine the best wattage and time to use for your microwave and not exceed these figures since silver clay will melt if fired too high or too long. Each microwave acts differently so it is important to determine your own personal figures.
Give us a challenge of making a murrine you would like and if we get enough interest we will make it