Fused Glass Curves… Curves… Curves!

$137.00

For this online class I thought I would use circles and curves as a theme. Those of you who already know me, know that I am all about design and shape.

Design is all about lines and curves. Of course we will use lines, but our main focus will be on curves. I will demonstrate how to cut circles, with the circle cutter and without, how to cast circles without any kiln molds, and how to use those circles in all kinds of decorative configurations.

We will be making frit/lace designs, a kinetic sculpture, a whole set of dishes and bowls as well as an all glass display stand and a deep drop vase with a cast glass disc. I’ll show you how to add color to your glass and create your own pattern designs and my new way of adding my signature to each piece.

Part of the class is a lesson on programming the kiln with our famous all in one fast fuse and slump firing. We are also including several set up options to use your KLB in all kinds of interesting ways.

And yes, we will be using Kaiser Lee Board, a fiber board that lasts endless firings and can be cut carved and shaped with very little effort. KLB does not absorb heat and has minimal expansion and contraction during firing therefore you can fire over and into it. Anytime you cut a piece of KLB, you don’t just create a mold, you are creating a mold system. Like I showed many times before, I will do it again. This time with one of our most popular systems, the “disco” set up. But of course, what we do with the circular mold can easily be translated into any shape.

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In-Depth Instructions

Available on Desktop, Mobile and Tablet

What You Will Learn

Class 01:

  • An introduction to the tools and materials for this 3 day workshop. Cutting and cleaning the red circle for a kinetic arch piece.

Class 02:

  • How to freehand cut circles in glass and how to make a fast pendant. Getting ready to fire your pieces and assembling your arch wrapping rod.

Class 03:

  • Cutting more circles and working with luminescent glass. Preparing your design elements, such as a frit lace disk and lacy spiral.

Class 04:

  • Introduction to KLB (Kaiser Lee Boards) with Petra. Get to know the molds and pattern pieces of this verstile system. Mold making. Learn how to make your own KLB mold.

Class 05:

  • A showcase of projects made with the KLB molds and a variety of table setting pieces. Get an introduction to single layer design and what pieces can go in the microwave and dishwasher. Learn about choosing colors and how color can influence food perception. Alternating KLB, making a truly unique mold for your work. How to make appetizer dishes, setting up the mold. Designing the glass for your appetizer dish.

Class 06:

  • Powder paint for your appetizer dish. Making cast feet and strip basket.

Class 07:

  • Learn how to make dishes and bowls. We begin with designing a dinner plate and then serving trays

Class 08:

  • Q+A, then learn how to make bowls as well as making cast feet and strip baskets.

Class 09:

  • Fused glass clock from scratch, Kinetic arch final assembly.

BONUS

  • Bonus Class: Preparing Glass Strips
  • Bonus Class: Programming a 3 Button Controller
  • Companion e-Book

Additional information

Language

English

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