Learn how to form, fabricate, solder, set-stones in our 4 wk Metal + Glass course, etch, cast and more!
evening #1: First evening: working with copper: safety, drilling, sawing. Adding textures.evening #2: Making a ring band out of silver (stamp, hammer finish, roller print, etc.)
evening #3: Working with wax create pieces w/the lost wax technique- to be cast in Sterling silver* or bronze.
evening #4: Finishing wax projects, invest models for casting in Glass and Metal (separately) Waxes for metal casting are weighed and calculated (*sterling runs $2.50/grm. Lab fee includes 15grams of sterling silver casting grain). Lo-tech casting with Cuttlefish bone.
evening #5: Cast moulds in sterling silver or bronze! Remove glass pieces from moulds.
evening #6: Enameling copper projects, forming, how to make your own basic findings.
evening #7: Bezel settings cabochon stones or fossils or crystals, or an enamelled or Fused glass piece.
evening #8: Finish up projects
Copper, wax, glass, and some sterling silver are supplied*. A list of local suppliers is included. Questions concerning this course? Please see our FAQ’s
Approx 4×5” piece of copper sheet, 2’ copper wire, sterling silver for 1 ring band, fine silver bezel wire to set 1 cabochon cut stone. Glass is included for casting/flame-working (whatever method is covered), silver solder to complete class projects, wax, bronze/brass for lost wax casting (20grams) & powdered vitreous enamel, 1 doz saw blades, 1 1mm drill bit, 1 half face particulate respirator, nitrile gloves, refractory materials for casting moulds. Students are encouraged to supply their own cabochon cut stones, crystals, rocks, etc.
Additional materials not included: cabochon cut stone(s), sterling silver grain for lost wax castings, sterling silver sheet/plate for setting stones on/constructing other pieces. Sterling silver casting grain may be purchased at $2.50gram.
Vitrigraph workshop: Pulling cane and murrini making tiles and bowls. Saturday & Sunday August 18/19/25/26 $350 pp includes all materials, instruction, firing/slumping times. 10am – 5pm (break for lunch at 1pm). Deposit of half accepted via eTransfer to email@example.com
Working with Bullseye crucibles and glass students learn how to cut glass and set it up for the Vitrigraph kiln. Working in teams students assist each other in pulling their cane/murrini and shapes. Students cut-up, slice and design their tiles/plates. Work is then fused over the week. Students can then slump their tiles into bowl forms. Students will learn how to make their own slumping forms using various refractory materials.