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3 07, 2017

Making a (much smaller) glass countertop, part 1.5

2017-10-07T18:14:39+00:00

Remember that ginormous glass counter I was planning to cast last August? I spent a bit of time figuring out how to achieve a piece of 1.5 to 2 inch-thick glass about 36 inches wide and 9 feet long to [...]

Making a (much smaller) glass countertop, part 1.5 2017-10-07T18:14:39+00:00
1 08, 2016

Making a (BIG) glass counter top, part 1

2017-07-03T14:27:24+00:00

Apologies for the overlong ramble, but since this blog is intended to document my creative meanderings, it also details the times I'm bogged down in design and engineering. Apparently stuffing my musings into a blogpost for review is [...]

Making a (BIG) glass counter top, part 1 2017-07-03T14:27:24+00:00
18 09, 2014

Pate de verre: The garden panels project IV

2017-10-07T17:31:59+00:00

This is the fourth and final installment of the (longer-than-War-and-Peace) tutorial on making a pate de verre panel. In the first post, Carla, Shelby and I designed and made our models. In the second, we "invested" them, i.e., [...]

Pate de verre: The garden panels project IV 2017-10-07T17:31:59+00:00
11 09, 2014

Pate de verre: The garden panels project III

2017-10-07T18:07:28+00:00

By now you’re probably wondering when this is ever going to end; we’ve made our models, turned them into molds…now what? We fill them, that’s what. In this post I’ll discuss how to choose and layer frit into your mold, [...]

Pate de verre: The garden panels project III 2017-10-07T18:07:28+00:00
4 09, 2014

Pate de verre: The garden panels project II

2017-10-07T18:07:15+00:00

In Part I of this series, I gave a (long-winded) description of designing, making and refining a model for a pate de verre garden panel. It's about 5x7 inches and maybe a half-inch thick (or a bit less), meant to [...]

Pate de verre: The garden panels project II 2017-10-07T18:07:15+00:00
28 08, 2014

Pate de verre: The garden panels project I

2017-10-07T18:07:15+00:00

Pate de verre combines glass casting plus frit-painting plus sculpting plus moldmaking plus coldworking. Each of those can be daunting by itself; when you combine them, pate de verre can seem awfully difficult. In this project, I'm trying [...]

Pate de verre: The garden panels project I 2017-10-07T18:07:15+00:00
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