Create original models for kilncasting—then replicate them effortlessly with absolute precision. In this nearly 3-hour Master Class, artist Norwood Viviano demonstrates how to supercharge the lost wax method for kilncasting using the surprisingly affordable and user-friendly technology of 3D printing.
In this lesson, we'll demonstrate the basic techniques of pâte de verre by making a color-fade bowl.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to create a wax model from both found objects and an existing mold.
Pâte de Verre is a casting method that involves hand-packing layers of frit and powder in a refractory mold. For our Day of the Dead skull, we use granules of glass instead. Learn the process in this video.
In this lesson you will learn how to prepare a wax model, how to make a two-layered refractory mold, how to steam the wax out of the mold, and successfully cool and clean the piece.
Box casting is a great way to create a reverse-relief, cast-glass object with exceptional clarity. This process is ideal for producing multiple editions of a piece.
In this lesson you will learn how glass flow can be controlled to spectacular effect.
This lesson provides basic instructions for making a thick-walled kilnformed glass container.
In this lesson, you will learn considerations for preparing a model, tips for making an open-faced mold and calculating the amount of glass needed to fill it.