Students will learn to work at high temperatures in a hot kiln with System 96 glass to manipulate and comb glass strips into beautiful free-flowing designs and patterns. Glass selection, strip cutting and strip-set preparation for the manipulation process will be explored as well as tools appropriate for this “hot” glass technique. Firing schedules, safety and kiln configuration will be presented in relation to “hot” glass manipulation. Students will create two 6”x 6” combed tiles using two different techniques. To showcase these beautiful designs, creative finishing techniques will be discussed including border selection and creation, jewelry designs and using sliced, combed elements as embellishments in other fused glass projects.
Students need to bring or purchase at GEM: Glass cutting tools, including mosaic nippers and safety glasses. Students are urged to wear cotton clothing and closed-toed shoes.
Janine teaches this class in Las Vegas at Glass Craft and Bead Expo where it sells out quickly. She also teaches regularly at her home studio in Arroyo Grande, CA and at glass shops all over the USA, Canada and beyond.
More about Janine from Janine: What began as an artistic escape from a rigorous science-based Master’s Program many years ago has evolved into full time fun as I enjoy sharing my love of glass with students. My foundation of over 30 years’ experience working with stained, lampworked and fused glass and my endless experimentation with new techniques allows me to share the basics as well as more advanced topics with students of all levels. I own a glass teaching studio in Arroyo Grande, California where I regularly present classes and workshops when I am not traveling to hosting studios.
Skill Level: Previous fused glass experience is recommended.
This Full-day class takes place from 9AM-5PM on Thursday, August 16, 2018