"Earlier version of Chapter 2 originally published in Ausglass Magazine, Summer 1992/93 as 'Glass: Edited Highlights' ; portions of Chapter 14 originally published in Ausglass Magazine, Nos. 11 & 12 (1997 & 1998)"--T.p. verso.
Part one covers fundamentals: abbreviated history of glass, kilns, controllers, firing principles, firing variables; part two contains schedules based on thickness, time and purpose, for glassblowing and lampworking; part three discusses technical and aesthetic considerations, and includes conversion tables, firing record sheets and glossary.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 202-210) and index.