Come sharpen your glass cutting skills! In this class the Morton Portable Glass Shop will be featured. For over 30 years the Morton Portable Glass Shop (MPGS) has provided hobbyists and professional glass artists the ultimate tool for producing accurate and repetitive glass pieces. A brief portion of class will be dedicated to discussion on cutting tools available and proper cutting technique. Many styles of glass cutters will be available in class for participants to sample. Students will learn how to set up the MPGS for cutting strips, geometric shapes, angles, and how to quickly cut diamonds and triangles from strips and squares. Experienced glass artists all agree you will benefit greatly by understanding all the MPGS has to offer. Hands-on cutting and demonstrations will strengthen your Morton skills. Time permitting students will have the opportunity to learn circle cutting the easiest way possible. Using 96 COE, students will create a mid-sized geometric piece which we will fuse for you. This class is ideal for glass fusers as well as stained glass artists.
**This class is an ideal precursor to the Frank Lloyd Wright Stained Glass Class by Joshua Langer on Saturday and Sunday of GEM 3.
Students need to bring: Toyo glass cutter, safety glasses, running pliers, miscellaneous other favorite hand tools.
Jennifer teaches this class in Las Vegas at Glass Craft and Bead Expo. Both sessions of the class sold out with waiting lists established on the first day registration opened. Jen is a master of the Portable Glass Shop and was hand picked by the system creator Don Abel to teach its use on his behalf. Jen teaches in Las Vegas and at glass shops all over the USA, Canada and beyond.
Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
This full day class takes place on Friday, August 17, 2018