About this Event
**Please read thoroughly
Each class is a separate class teaching a different technique. Once you completed the 4 classes you should have skill set to start and complete different types of basic glass projects.
To protect the students the GlassWorks kiln area will be closed for about 30 min. There will be no lookieloos or sit in in these classes.
To be cleared for the kiln after the 4th class you MUST enroll in all 4 classes - 2 on 10/3 and 2 on 10/4 . If you have not registered for all 4 classes your entry will be rejected.
This prevents delays in getting cleared to use the kiln, and keep things streamlined.
At the end of class 4 students will be required to manually enter a firing scheduled with out assistance and pass a written test.
****Please take notes in class ******
Starting in the GlassWorks kiln area. Please be on time.
We will start off opening up the kilns so the students get a look inside and discussing the below items;
Know Your Glass
What is a COE
How is a glass kiln different from a ceramic kiln.
What is a firing scheduled and why is it important to fire glass this way.
What is a Thermcoupler
To vent or not to vent
Securing the kiln when it is being used
At what temperature should a mold or glass be removed from the kiln
What is" strike to" glass
what color is clear glass?
The class will then move to the Inactive class room so student can spread out to assemble their 6x6 glass plate.
Each student will have their own sanitizer bottle and paper towels. Please clean you area, tools and glass before we start.I will have some safety measures in place but all sanitizing will be the students responsibility.
The students will be practicing cutting glass, using the grinder, and getting a 6x6 plate ready to fire at the end of this class.
We will be discussing:
• Using frits, powered frits, and stringers/noodle/ribbons.
• Safety gear (mask and goggles). Mask are required for powder frit.
• Fusing firing schedules
• How to reduce bubbles between sheets of glass
• Layering glass
• Choosing your Glass thickness
• What to expect when firing 3mm glass- (Dog Bone)
Attendees Require Approval
Supplies are covered in the class fee. This item will be ready for pick up Sunday before class.
To teach GlassWorks **kiln** class you must take all 4 classes, pass the written test, compete 3 fused firings, 3 slump firings, 3 miscellaneous firings -(example bottles, jewelry ,Dichro) for a total of 9 firings.
Special Considerations and Warnings
Closed toe shoes required