The Fabric of Glass

Dress 2August 16-18, 2013

Will be taught by Lisa Becker

Price: $725.00 USD (Includes all materials and lunch each day.)


Workshop Details pdf: The Fabric of Glass – Lisa Becker

Permanently preserve an article of clothing or fabric by making a casting of it with glass. This class will guide you through all the processes from preparing the fabric, creating the mold, firing and annealing considerations, and un-casting of the dimensional piece.  You will create one positive casting of fabric as well as one smaller fragment study relief casting.

We will discuss various mold materials for this process and how they can be adapted to processes outside of fabric.  This technique is great for small clothing such as baby clothes or clothing that has been cut to size, or anything that can lay flat such as fabric purses.

Note: The clothing article needs to be no larger than 12” x 14” and you can find suitable items at many second hand stores. (Baby clothes are ideal – look for sizes up to 6 months) Keep in mind that this method can damage the clothing so please take this into consideration when choosing your item to cast.

Lisa Becker is a full time artist and owner of Art Glass Array in St. Charles, MO. Beginning in stained glass and moving to kiln forming, Becker has taught various glass techniques at AGSA trade shows, for local Universities and glass studios since 1997. The Fabric of Glass castings were born out of a desire to jury into in a regional biennial fiber exhibit held in St. Louis. Since then, the castings have been featured in Bullseye Glass Company’s 2012 catalog as well as Glass Art Magazine. For more information on Becker or her work, visit Art Glass Array or Lisa Becker Design.


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