Pâte de verre workshop

Cinco de MayoProfessional Activity Day- Pâte de verre workshop
10am to 1:30/2pm, 12 student max $85pp SOLD OUT
Participants learn how to fill a pre-made mould of a small bowl or skull (think sugar skull), these pieces are then fired and participants return to the studio to divest and finish their pieces. 
Materials included, no experience necessary!  
 

Students learn the basics of pâte de verre from start to finish while making a thin-walled, kiln formed bowl or Skull. Students have access to a broad palette of coloured frit (crushed glass) and samples to help predict and understand fired qualities. Demonstrations include various techniques of working with glass powders against the mold, working with color reactions, as well as how to back-fill a packed mold to support the walls of the piece during firing. 

Pate de verre – glass – sugar skulls

Pate de verre bowl

Author, Jill Edmondson poses ‘A la Hamlet’ with her glass sugar skull