Enhance your basic glass combing skills as we move beyond straight line strip combing in this high-temperature, kiln-fired process. Participants will explore changing the direction of the glass within the strip sets to plan and create complex strip designs as well as examine ways to create pictorial or natural images such as hearts, plants and butterflies. Explore glass selection, strip cutting, strip-set preparation, and appropriate tools for this “hot” glass technique. Firing schedules, safety, and kiln configuration will also be discussed. Each student will create two 6”x 6” combed tiles using two different techniques. Creative finishing techniques that include border selection and creation will also be presented. Previous glass combing experience is recommended.
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 Sunday, August 18, 2019