Whether you're a newcomer to fusing and slumping or an experienced glass artist, Contemporary Fused Glass is an invaluable guide to developing and improving your skills. 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 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, cold working, and finishing Hundreds of tiles and suggestions, from trouble shooting to health and safety to making your own supplies, stinger, and confetti. Complete with over 200 full color photographs of kiln forming processes and inspirational contemporary glass artwork from artists throughout the world.