08/21 Intro to Glass Clay for Jewelry

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$45.00

4 In Stock

20220821IGC

Sunday, August 21, 2022 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Instructor: Helen Cowart

All Levels

Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 1 day prior to class.

The class supply list is below and contains links to buy the supplies you need.

 


 

Glass is a magical material - it refracts light and color and transmits it in so many intriguing ways. In this class, we will discover how you can mix frit powdered glass with a binder to create a moldable glass “clay". With this glass clay you can make jewelry and components for jewelry.

 


 

Supply List for Students

The links below will take you to RioGrande.com or other suppliers. To see prices for precious metal items, you need a free Rio Grande account. Registered Little Metal Foxes students can access the Rio for Schools program for significant savings (discounts and flat-rate shipping). This site may contain Amazon and other affiliate links. If you purchase something through the link, at no cost to you, we may receive a small commission on qualifying purchases.

Recommended Materials and Tools:

NOTE: When choosing your glass, please pay attention to the CoE number, typically 90 or 96 for fusing. CoE, or coefficient of expansion, is a small but very important factor in fusing. Glasses of different CoEs generally cannot be mixed and will result in stress fractures and breaks.

Optional Materials and Tools

* I think this is a good piece of equipment to try. It can be used for PMC, keum boo, and enameling as well. I also strongly recommend getting an infrared thermometer (Amazon) to monitor the kiln's temperature. 

** I recommend a small enamel kiln with a digital controller. You can use it for fusing, enameling, PMC work, and heat hardening metals. You can use a kiln with a dial, but you will need a pyrometer and to watch it constantly which is very time-consuming and inconvenient.

There are quite a few kilns that can be plugged into a regular 15 amp household receptacle. It is very important to check your work space’s circuit panel to make sure it can handle the amperage of the kiln you want to buy.

 

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