Learn how to make simple and effective slump moulds for fused glass. Create shapes that are unique and reusable in fired clay, fibre and Ceramaguard. We will guide you through modeling and firing clay to produce moulds that give your work a new dimension and allow you to produce glass that is truly unique. These moulds can be used repetitively and can be used for slumping, cabochon shapes and simple open face casting. Students will make 3 moulds to take home and learn how to make countless more. All materials included, suitable for beginners.
You will learn about:
Modelling clay, firing schedules for clay, carving ceramaguard and making drop out moulds, slump mats and plaster/silica elements. OH & S
Please bring the following to class:
• Dust mask • Safety glasses • Suitable working clothing (including closed shoes, long pants and an apron for over shirt) • Pencil and paper • Stanely knife or scalpel • Latex gloves • Digital camera is useful
For: Beginners, perect for kiln owners who want to understand how to fire glass.
Tutor: Brenda Page
Do you have a kiln and not sure how to successfully fire it for glass? Or are you interested in understanding how glass fires in a variety of situations? Then this is the class for you. In this class a variety of topics will be covered to enable you to better understand how glass works in a kiln and thus have greater success when firing glass. We will discuss firing schedules for various situations including slumping, tack fusing, full fusing, firing thick glass and also cover areas such as annealing, viscosity, COE and glass dynamics.
This program will be predominantly lecture based with some demonstrations. This class is suitable for the beginner. Notes provided.