Sand Casting Through the Opening

August 14-15, 2012

Price: $300.00 US (Includes all materials and lunch each day.)


Workshop Details pdf:  Hot Sand Cast Glass

This two-day course will introduce you to the potential of molten glass as a wonderful creative material through the process of “Hot” casting, using a crucible kiln, into especially prepared sand moulds. You will have the opportunity to ladle glass straight from the furnace and pour right into prepared “open faced” sand moulds using found and sculpted objects. This is the most direct method to create your own solid sculptural forms in glass.  Placement of  glass colors and inclusions on the surface of the pressed sand molds will also be explored.  Students will also get a chance explore the technique of sand cast glass in a fusing kiln environment.  The techniques covered will allow the students to make unique solid sand cast objects.  We will also be pulling out our late 1800’s side-arm glass press to experiment with some of the cast metal press molds that we have in our studio, if time allows.

No previous glass working experience required and all materials are provided. Feel free to bring in your own small, solid objects to press into the sand. Appropriate footwear is a must, leather boots preferred. No open toed shoes or sandals please.


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