Janine will guide you through numerous techniques using 96 COE glass powders and Colors for Earth enamels. Students will begin with the creation of Powder Lace a quick and easy technique resulting in a delicate and lacy design element which can be used as a focal point or as a background design. Using dried and pressed plant material, participants will learn to create Fossil Vitrae a technique where powder is applied to plant material and fired into the glass leaving the impression and fossil-like glass copy of the shape. Janine has spent months experimenting with the No-Days Powder Wafer medium and she will share her tricks for fool-proof activation and firing techniques to achieve beautiful, crisp, color saturated, predictable results. To complete the powder play-day, Pouring, Cold-Combing and String Painting with powder and enamels will be explored.
Students need to bring or purchase at GEM: Glass cutting tools, including mosaic nippers and safety glasses. (Some tools may be available to borrow for this class).
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: Beginner to Intermediate
This Full-day class takes place from 8AM-5PM on Saturday, August 18, 2018