Quality glass art requires a quality finish.
Crisp, finished edges and smooth, polished surfaces can turn an average piece of fused glass into an exceptional piece of art.
In this class you will learn the basics of finishing glass edges and surfaces using both coldworking by hand and with machines as well as using heat work in the kiln.
Material that is covered includes how to use the flat grinders (both diamond and grit), the vertical wet belt sander, the sandblaster and more. We will also cover loose grit finishing - the only way to coldwork the inside curves of bowls and other slumped surfaces.
Students are strongly encouraged to bring in several of their own flat (not slumped) pieces to work on during this class.
In this class you will learn the following:
- best practices for grinding, wet belt sanding, sawing, and sandblasting
- several methods for hand finishing your work
- how to choose the best coldworking abrasives
- trade-offs of finishing work in the kiln instead of the cold shop
- when and how to use overglazes
This class includes a full-color printed copy of Paul's book Coldworking Glass Without Machines, a $24.95 value.
Students will work on a variety of pieces.
• 4 hours instruction & work time
• Glass & supplies to complete class projects
• Use of necessary tools
• All kiln firings
|Class Size:||10 students (max)|
|Tuition:||$100 Includes all materials. No tools to buy.|
|Prerequisite:||Fused Glass for Absolute Beginners (or equivalent)|
|Sessions||Dates||Days ♦ Times|
|CW2-170329||Mar 29 - Apr 5, 2017||Wednesdays ♦ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
|CW2-170607||Jun 7 - Jun 14, 2017||Wednesdays ♦ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
|CW2-171213||Dec 13 - Dec 20, 2017||Wednesdays ♦ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM|