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Frit Tinting L085

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

Working with Drop-Out Molds L084

In this lesson, you'll learn about the basic features of drop-out molds and the kinds of pieces you can create with them. You’ll also learn how viscosity and other variables affect glass during the slump.

Tabletops L083

In this lesson, we'll use a similar method to "Working Deep", making a thick slab of glass for a small tabletop with a combination of sheet glass and billets for rapid assembly.

Sandblasting Basics L080

In this lesson, you'll learn reasons to consider sandblasting a piece, how sandblasting can alter surface quality, and how to properly and effectively sandblast a project.

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.

Beating Bubbles

Bubbles of trapped air are a perfectly natural phenomenon when working with kilnformed glass. Learn what causes large bubbles and ways to help prevent them

Dealing with Devitrification L070

Devitrification, or devit, is the growth of crystalline structures on the surface of glass. Here, you will learn the causes of devitrification and ways to prevent it.

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