Topic Casting

Pâte de Verre Bowl L117

In this lesson, we'll demonstrate the basic techniques of pâte de verre by making a color-fade bowl.

Day of the Dead Skulls L077

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.

Lost Wax Kilncasting L074

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 L055

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.

Open-Faced Kilncasting L026

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.

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