ILLUMINATING GLASS: Pate de Verre Forms & Vitreous Enamels

027April 1-5, 2013

Will be taught by Alicia Lomne

Price: $975.00 USD (Includes all materials and lunch each day.)

Class Details Downloadable PDF: Illuminating Glass: Vitreous Enamels on Pate de Verre

This class is designed to introduce students with little to no working knowledge of hollow frit casting (pate de verre) and adding vitreous enamels to the glass surface.  This class will involve mold-making, lots of cold work, as well as painting and drawing. Students do not need to be accomplished drafts people, but familiarity with clay modeling and mold-making will be helpful.   Demonstrations and slide presentations will supplement workshop information.

Students will develop a working knowledge of enamels experimenting on sheet glass, first, and then apply that knowledge to a cast form.  Through multiple firings, individuals will experience the addition of color and detail through multiple firings.  Mold making techniques will be demonstrated and applied, firing schedules discussed and hand-outs provided. Students will work with clay to make forms for mold-making.

Drawing will initiate the creative process.  Students will learn how to draw and paint with low fire Reusche vitreous enamels by adding their designs or imagery to simple two or three dimensional pate de verre forms.  These forms and/or vessels will be created using thin-walled pate de verre techniques.

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