This is my 192 page book on kiln casting techniques for glass.It provides extensive information on modeling, replica casting, investments, molds, kiln procedures, finishing techniques and the science of glass. My coauthor and mentor, Dan Fenton, is infamous in the glass world and is pretty much responsible for getting me hooked on glass.
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Do you want to break out of the flat world of glass fusing?
With this book you will learn the secrets of Pâte de Verre and kilncasting
that permit you to expand your glass artistry into the threedimensional world.
You will discover how easy it is to make:
Sculptural work -- Using thetechniques presented in this book you will learn how to model in a number ofdifferent media and how to transform that model into a finished piece of glasssculpture.
Hollow vessels -- With slightmodifications, these same techniques will also allow you to form beautifulglass vessels with intricate details.
Beads -- You will also learnhow to apply them to make gorgeous glass beads and pendants that will reallystand out in any necklace.
This is the most complete manualon Pâte de Verre and kiln casting available
anywhere. It is a must for any glass artist seriouslywanting to enter that field.
Here are some of the topics discussed in this book:
Modeling: You will learn the techniques for modelingwith wax, clay and other organic materials.You will learn how to make wax replicas of your models allowing you tomake a casting series based on a single original model.
Mold construction: You will learn about composition ofinvestment materials and what they do.You will learn how to orient your models in molds for best results. You will learn how to mix and cast yourinvestment molds. You will learn how tomake your molds stronger. You will learnhow to prepare your molds for glass casting.
Casting techniques: You will learn about preparing the glass fritused in kiln casting. You will learn howto make and use glass pastes to best advantage.You will learn about how different glasses behave and which may bebetter for your work.
Kiln procedures: You will learn about the different steps in afiring schedule and how determine what you should be using in your work. You will learn about the theory of annealingand how to apply it to all of your work.You will learn about how to control your kiln to get good results.
Safety: You will learn how to safely use yourequipment. You will learn whichmaterials are toxic and how to handle them.You will learn what to do about eye protection.
Jim brings a unique addition to the world of glassbeadmaking in that his PhD in engineering allows him to explain things thatothers do not understand. He has worked in various forms of glass forover 30 years.
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Descrizione libro GlassWear Studios, 1997. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. . Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria mon0001774576
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