Create original models for kilncasting—then replicate them effortlessly with absolute precision. In this video 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.