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Live and Free*: Sept. 9, 10 and 11!
from 11:00am-2pm ET
(8-11am PT, 9-12pm MT, 10-1pm CT)
About the course
Explore lost wax casting with glass in this fun and funny class with Jodi. We will start with plastic critters, the weirder the better, and make them even stranger before we cast them in glass. Learn about
- different types of silicone for mold making
- modeling wax
- changing forms before molding,
- altering wax forms
- calculating and pouring plaster casting molds
- calculating glass volume
- Firing schedules and annealing
- coldworking your final projects
This may be a light-hearted take on wildlife, but the glass concepts are serious, seriously useful!
Bonus class for students who own the course:
Firing and casting tests for mystery glass - what kind of glass IS grandma’s vase, and can you use it for casting?? We’ll walk through the tests you can do to help figure out these melting questions.
Bonus materials for students who own the course:
- Firing Schedules
- Investment mixing calculation chart
- Glass volume calculation chart
- Materials list
About The Instructor
Jodi McRaney Rusho
Glass With a Past
Jodi is a warm glass artist working exclusively with post-consumer glass. Her work has won several awards and has been featured in “Sculpture and Design With Recycled Glass” by Cindy Ann Coldiron, as well as several magazines including “Handmade Business” and “Crafts Report”. HGTV's “That's Clever” filmed two segments in her studio. Jodi currently teaches out of her Salt Lake City studio and is an instructor at Kimball Arts Center in Park City Utah. She is represented by Concept SAL in Salt Lake City and Gallery 873 in Kayenta, Utah. After nearly 15 years of recycled glass art making, Jodi has begun producing her own line of tools, kits and molds in an effort to spread the joy of fusing with recycled glass to the whole world.