Pate De Verre
Level: All Skill Levels
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PATE DE VERRE
Pate de verre has been widely interpreted by many different artists. In this class you will learn how to build your own model and pour an open-faced mold to create thin walled glass forms. Using frit and powder you will learn several different methods of exact color placement, as well as other fun patterning techniques. We will have in class discussions covering firing schedules and the use of temperature to attain specific goals. We will do projects utilizing three different types of firing schedules so you will have a broad base of knowledge to take home. We will discuss and, time allowing, try some inclusions of metal or other prefired glass elements.
Handouts will be provided of basic notes and all firing schedules used in class. By the end of class, you should feel confident in pouring a mold, packing it with glass, and firing it on your own. Pate de verre is a process which encourages patients but also lends its self to experimentation and unusual self-expression. Expect to work hard and have fun.