Powder and Frit Basics
The crushed sheet glass known as frit and powder is perhaps the mose versatile material in the fused glass artist's toolbox.
Learning the basics of how frit and powder behave when fired and how to use them is one of the most important tools to have in your glass fusing toolbox.
This class is a comprehensive overview of basic techniques for using frit and powder with special attention to achieving different effects by varying the kiln schedule.
Paul's work with powders has been exhibited at the Bullseye Connection Gallery and is featured in Contemporary Glass Enameling: Fusing with Powders, Paints, and Frit by Kay Bain Weiner.
In this class you will learn the following:
- the Bullseye frit and powder product line
- basic powder stenciling and decorating techniques
- using water to achieve different powder effects
- understanding when to choose fine, medium, or coarse frit
- how single techniques can yield different results by changing firing schedules
Students will create six 5 x 5 inch (125x125mm) fused and slumped plates demostrating different techniques.
• 8 hours instruction & work time
• Glass & supplies to complete class projects
• Use of necessary tools
• All kiln firings
• Unlimited free "studio time" for class projects for six months after class completion
|Class Size:||10 students (max)|
|Tuition:||$250 Includes all materials. No tools to buy.|
|Prerequisite:||Fused Glass for Absolute Beginners (or equivalent)|
|Sessions||Dates||Days ♦ Times|
|PW4-170422||Apr 22 - May 20, 2017||Saturdays ♦ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
|PW4-171004||Oct 4 - Oct 25, 2017||Wednesdays ♦ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM|