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.
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.
In this lesson, we'll explore a printing method that uses screen filler and drawing fluid.
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.
Clear powder with iridescent sheet glass can be a powerful design tool. Learn what you can achieve by firing clear powder in contact with iridescent coatings.
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
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.
In this lesson, we'll focus on screen-printing studio practice, how to select an appropriate screen, what chemicals you'll need, and how to use them safely.
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.
Diamond hand laps are a powerful design tool available to kilnformers - learn to use them safely and effectively.
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 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.