Looking for new ways to create unique patterns to add to your glass work? In this workshop we will cover construction methods for 4 widely varied pattern bars -- "suspended flow" bars, "sushi roll" bars, "everything but the kitchen sink" bars and precisely composed and controlled bars. We will cover containing glass, volume calculations, firing schedules and basic coldworking techniques. The 2nd and 3rd classes will include cutting and preparing our bars for use in larger scale projects. Class includes use of tools, kiln firings, coldworking equipment and a variety of 8" color glass strips, beautiful scrap glass and two 8" x 8" clear base sheets.
You will create 2 finished pieces (8" x 8") and several pattern blanks and pieces that you can use in your own projects. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of cutting and assembling glass.
April 2, 9 and 16