Topic Kilncasting

Pattern Bar: Segment Slab L039

In this fun and easy project-based lesson you will learn how to create a segment slab, cut it into cross-sectional pieces and use them to design and make finished work.

Pâte de Verre Bowl L117

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

Frit Tinting L085

Frit tinting is a technique for creating specific color blends by adding colored glass powder to Clear frit. It broadens

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.

Kilnforming on a Sand Bed L035

This lesson covers the range of textures one can achieve by firing on a sand bed, offering a unique and distinctive design vocabulary.

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.

Color Reactions and Special Effects L024

With certain glasses, chemistries will interact to create effects and different colors than what one might anticipate. Learn about the types of possible reactions, which can prove quite useful in art and design.

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