Pate de Verre Made Easy with Carolyn Austin
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Level:All Levels Welcome
Location:385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
The name Pate de Verre is French for glass paste, and the technique involves creating a paste from powdered glass and coloring agents and filling a fire-proof mold with this paste then firing it in a kiln to melt the glass, breaking the mold open to reveal the finished object. This can be a very slow and in-depth process. In this 6-week class, students will learn a modified way of creating this beautiful form of warm glass work. How to design and layout patterns, both geometric and freeform on a pre-made slumping mold. How to prepare the molds and learn the recipe for mixing frit with fusers glue to create your “paste” and the technique of pressing glass frits into a mold and then fusing in a kiln to desired temperatures. With some patience and a steady hand, this sugar effect is sure to delight! All materials & firing are included.