Topic Kilncasting

This project-based lesson models how to create a segment slab, cut it into cross-sectional pieces, and use those pieces to make a finished work.

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.

This project-based lesson demonstrates the basic techniques of pâte de verre by making a color-fade bowl, along with considerations for firing the piece.

Pâte de Verre Bowl L117

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

Learn the fundamentals of frit tinting by creating test wedges and applying tinting methods in a finished piece.

Frit Tinting L085

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

In this lesson, we explore the pâte de verre method by making a glass skull decorated in the spirit of Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead.

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 allows makers to create a reverse-relief, cast-glass object of exceptional clarity, using an alginate mold and a vermiculite box.

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.

This lesson covers how to prepare a sand bed mixture as a versatile kilnforming surface able to achieve a huge range of textures in fired glass.

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.

This lesson covers methods for open-faced kilncasting, including preparing the model, making an open-faced mold, and calculating the needed glass volume.

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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