About this Event
Glassworks Kiln Class 3 - Slumping and draping
Attendees Require Approval
****IF YOU ARE NOT IN CLASS 1 YOU WILL BE DELETED FROM THIS CLASS ___ You must be registered in all 4 GlassWorks kiln classes this weekend.
***We will start off in the Glassworks kiln area fro hand on time with the kilns Then move to the Wet Classroom
Please read thoroughly.
To be cleared for the kiln after the 4th class you MUST enroll in all 4 classes. ***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.
Each student will prep a mold form and slump their 6x6 glass. This will go into the kiln. Your project will be ready for pick up Monday after 6pm.
Items discussed in this class are;
Preparing your drape or slump mold for firing
What is kiln was?
How is glass kiln wash different from ceramic kiln wash?
GlassWorks Kiln wash rule, and info on MR 97 Boron Nitride.
Ceramic molds vs steal – thin fire paper may help with issues
How will the thickness of your glass will affect the outcome of your piece?
Considering the thickness of your class when selecting your firing schedule
Best practices with Slumping and drape firing schedules
What is a drop out mold?
At what temperature should a mold be removed from the kiln
What is devitrification - reminder
When and why would you do a polish firing?
What are dams, and can we make some at DMS for our department?
Pendants – adding high fire wire, drilling a hole, or glue on bails.
The differences in firing float Glass vs Art Glass
Dicro firing tips
Firing and slumping Iridescent, whites, and opal glasses tips
What is tack, full and contour fusing – reminder
Special Considerations and Warnings
Closed toe shoes required