There are a large number of styles and types of cutters available on the
market.It is best to get the feel of one before buying. You
can try various styles out in classes, and usually shops will have
examples for demonstration.
The cutters above are inexpensive and that is the only advantage. The
one on the left with a turret of wheels is unsuitable, as the need to
have a number of spare wheels might indicate. It also is
unsuitable as its design obscures the cutting line in use...
Large box casting of window in St Riom
Full details of creation of cast glass window
Shows creation of the mold making, pouring of the plaster,
Casting glass and the installation of the finished product.
Eggshell Thin Pâte de Verre with Shin-ichi Higuchi
Shin-ichi Higuchi takes us through the process of his creation of eggshell thin pate de verre.
A clay model is made over which plaster is placed.
The clay is then removed from the mold and this becomes the mold into
which fine glass frit is pressed before firing in a kiln.
The mold is a one use only as it is destroyed to
reveal the finished pate de verre art work.
Making Iridized Glass Using stannous chloride fumes (Highly Toxic)
This technique adds an iridized surface to glass similar to that used by
Tiffany.Iridizing is normally used on glass blown art work.
This technique is highly dangerous and should only be used with an understanding of the correct safety measures
Masters of Studio Glass: Toots Zynsky
Toots explains and shows her artwork style which consists of making
glass artwork in the form of pieces made from rods and strips of art glass which are then slumped into interesting shapes...
Master Class 4: Pâte de verre with Shin-ichi and Kimiake Higuchi
Kimaiake creates a mold by investing a cabbage leaf in plaster to create a mold and from there adds fine frit to create a pate de verre reproduction of the leaf....