Bullseye? What’s Bullseye, I hear you ask. Bullseye is an art glass brand manufactured by the company of same name over in Portland, Oregan*. So why do I, almost exclusively, work with Bullseye?

Well it’s a question of compatibility.
Simplistically, you cannot just pick up 2 pieces of glass, set them in the kiln to fuse and expect a good result. They will behave differently, essentially because of differences in viscosity and rates of expansion/contraction. This rate is expressed as a coefficient of expansion, or COE, and is usually quoted as a system number for glass that is expected to be used in a fusing process. Bullseye is formulated and tested to be within tolerance to coe System 90. 

This means that I know that when I am fusing I can experiment with colours, textures, reactions, inclusions etc virtually eliminating the compatibility variable.

And what works for me, works well for my students. When you come to my workshops, all the glass you will find will be compatible.

Another thing; Bullseye has a very comprehensive range of coloured glass sheet, accessory glass and a clear glass which is all formulated to work together and enables me and my students lots of opportunity to unleash their inner creative.
And Bullesye themselves offer many educational resources on their website (and at their facilities if you are lucky enough to visit) for  anyone wanting to know more.

So thank you Bullseye for taking out the trial and error, you’ve done it so we don’t have to.

jill

* Unfortunately there is no British manufacturer of art glass, wish that there was.

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