- Glass Cold Working & Engraving Entry-level
- Kiln Casting Glass Sculpture I Entry-level
- Kiln Casting Glass Sculpture II: Reverse Relief Entry-level
Cold glass can be carved, cut and drilled to create gorgeous pieces with unique surface textures and shapes. Kiln cast glass allows you to turn wax sculptures into solid glass art pieces, or put a relief into a solid piece of glass.
Learn to grind and polish glass in The Crucible’s expanded cold working area. Using glass blanks, you will experiment with glass cutting, drilling, carving and sandblasting techniques, as well as lathe work. You will be able to complete at least two ground and polished glass objects. Returning students will learn advanced techniques.
Make a dinnerware set of four, including large plates, salad plates, desert plates and coasters, by re-purposing and re-melting window and plate glass. You will have the choice of making your own 12″ max custom molds out of clay or fiber or use the 12″ and 8″ clay provided. Old window glass and colors for the window glass will be included in the class, but you are welcomed to bring in your own found glass for experimentation and possible use.
Learn the ancient art of lost-wax glass casting by sculpting a small wax form and making a mold for a one-off glass reproduction which you fire and anneal. You will come out with 2-3 finished pieces.
Kiln cast reverse relief is creating imagery inside of glass. You will carve hardened plastic-silica, attach it to the inside a mold and melt glass into it. When complete, one looks through the glass to see the imagery. This gives an atmospheric and mysterious feel to your work. An introduction to cold working techniques is included.