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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.

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.

Screen Printing with Hand-Cut Stencils L061

In this lesson, you will learn what kinds of imagery are best suited to the hand-cut stencil method, the process of preparing the image on vinyl, transferring it to the screen, and how to clean up materials when you're finished

Powder Printing L059

Powder printing allows artists to produce archival images on glass with a range of colors, textures, and layers of transparency. This lesson is based on Stacy Lynn Smith's approach to powder printing.

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