First time I saw a microwave kiln in action I thought, “No way!” How could you fuse glass in a microwave? Well there it was doing just that. You very limited to the size of the pieces you can do and I’d be a bit worried about annealing but if you’re color testing or making some small jewels it’s a nifty tool. You get a piece of fused glass in about 5 minutes, give or take a minute or two. I’m posting a video made by Pearsons Glass on how to use a microwave kiln that’s on You Tube.

And for all things microwave kiln wander over to microwavekiln.com. They are fascinating little kilns and it is amazing you can do this with a microwave. Now you can get started fusing with a minimal investment of both time and money. And I”m sure once you get started playing you’ll move on up to a larger kiln and really start kiln forming…

By Cathi Milligan




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  2. pottery kiln on October 28, 2010 8:01 pm

    Microwave kilns have been around for 20 year, so I don’t think they are going to be a fad.

  3. Chris Chow on July 26, 2013 4:13 pm

    I bought one of these in 1990 and still have it. Not a new thing.

  4. Ruth on August 18, 2013 12:41 pm

    Here’s more info about how to use microwave kilns. http://www.microwave-kiln.com

  5. Ruth on August 26, 2013 5:13 am

    How to use a microwave kiln (Microkiln, MagicFuse, Fuseworks) is moving from ramstainedglass.com and microwavekiln.com TO http://microwavekiln.wordpress.com and http://www.microwave-kiln.com.

    This current and archived documentation was the ORIGINAL source of how-to-use a Microkiln or microwave kiln that appeared on the internet several years ago.

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