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Pate de Verre Higuchi Notes (Intermediate)
Pate de Verre:  Mold Making:  Glass Frit:  Tutorial: 
Notes on tutorial given by world famous Japanese pate de verre artists Kimiake & Shin-ichi Higuchi at the Corning 2009. This tutorial on Pate de Verre gives a complete breakdown on their method of creating this beautiful glass art, from making of sample pallets to the finished pate de verre piece. Includes full firing schedules for pate de verre samples as well as full lesson piece. Lesson contains full details of list of materials and method of creating molds...


Creative Glass Casting (Intermediate)
Pate de Verre:  Glass Casting:  Tutorial:  Glass Mold Making: 
Pâte de Verre is an ancient glass casting technique used to create solid objects that are very luminous due to the way they reflect light. This technique was practiced by the ancient Egyptians to produce beautiful amulets and gems. It was rediscovered and went through a revival period during the 1800's. Beautiful examples of that period are seen throughout the world. "Pate de Verre" which literally means "Glass Paste" was made using fine particles of glass in a paste form to produce the cas...


Pate de Verre Basket Bowls (Intermediate)
Pate de Verre:  Mold Making:  Tutorial: 
Birds in Flight was made with a pate de verre process using fine glass frit to make cast glass pieces.  I learned this process from Alicia Lomne.  Visit her website to see some amazing work using this process: This bowl is inspired by coiled native american baskets.  Birds In Flight is a native american pattern that I adapted to this glass casting process.  The alternation of the orientation of a triangle seemed like such a simple pattern but I needed to dust off my geometry to ge...


Pate de Verre Lost Wax Technique (Advanced)
Pate de Verre:  Mold Making:  Tutorial:  Lost Wax Casting: 
Pate de verre, the technique of pressing glass powders or frits into a mold, is a detailed and difficult form of kiln casting. However, it is the use of these fine frits that give pate de verre its distinctive luster and allows for specific placement of colors in the mold. Pate de verre utilizes the 'lost wax' casting method that other art objects are made of, from bronze sculpture to gold and silver jewelry. Each piece starts with a wax model. The model can be an original carving ...


Freeze and Fuse Pate-de-Verre Technique. (Beginner)
Pate de Verre:  Tutorial:  Glass Fusing: 
In a clean container, pour some distilled water and ADD the powder to the water. This way, bubbles are released as the dry powder hits the surface of the water. DO NOT start by adding the water to the powder. The amount of water will depend on how much volume of wet powder you need.  I find using a spoon to put the powder in the water works better than dumping it in from the bottle, which creates extra glass dust. You want the powder to be soaked but not liquid. 2)  ...


Gabriel ARGY-ROUSSEAU Pate de Verre (All)
Pate de Verre:  Informational: 
Gabriel ARGY-ROUSSEAU Pate de Verre A French video on some very beautiful Pate de Verre Vessels ...


Daum (les frčres) Glass Casting (All)
Pate de Verre:  Glass Casting:  Informational: 
Daum (les frčres) Examples of fine glass castings From the world famous Daum company in France ranging from old world charm pate de verre to modern master pieces in cast glass. ...


Corning Museum Pate de Verre (All)
Pate de Verre:  Informational: 
Corning Museum Pate de Verre Pate de Verre is a French word for ground up glass paste. Glass is ground to the size of grains of sugar then mixed with a binder....


Eggshell Thin Pâte de Verre with Shin-ichi Higuchi (All)
Pate de Verre:  Mold Making:  Informational: 
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. ...


Master Class 4: Pâte de verre with Shin-ichi and Kimiake Higuchi (All)
Pate de Verre:  Mold Making:  Informational: 
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.... ...


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