Topic Texture

Kilncarved Billet L121

In this lesson, you'll learn about design, setup, and firing considerations for kilncarving billets, as well as some variations.

Pâte de Verre Bowl L117

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

Flameworking and Kilnforming L109

Here, we'll discuss how flameworking can be combined with kilnforming to achieve effects that range from representational to abstract.

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.

Working with Frit Balls L066

In this lesson, you'll learn how to make your own frit balls. We'll also discuss special firing considerations for different styles of glass, and ideas for using frit balls in a variety of kilnforming applications.

Designing with Part Sheets, Part 2 L054

What should you expect when the part sheet is thicker than 3mm or if the surface is bumpy and irregular? Learn how to navigate these design choices in this lesson.

Kilncarving L045

Learn how to create a kilncarved design using ceramic fiber paper, how to fire and finish a piece of work, and how glass behaves at the various temperatures used in this basic forming method.

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.

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