Days & Times:
Thursdays, 10a-1p
Level:

All Levels Welcome

Location:

385 Tequesta Dr. – Studio G

Instructor:

The name Pate de Verre is French for glass paste, and the technique involves creating a paste from powdered glass and colouring agents and filling a fire-proof mould 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 4 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 tempuratures.

Students will then learn how to work with various fiber papers to create their own molds and work on layers to create another form in Pate de Verre. With some patience and a steady hand this sugar effect is sure to delight!

Materials and firing schedules are included with additional materials and firings schedules available for purchase.

Please wear closed toed shoes, comfortable clothes and an apron.

N95 mask will be provided when working with the frit and fiber paper.

Please email Carolyn with any questions at :Carolyn@lighthousearts.org