glass jewelry/tiny vessels

>>glass jewelry/tiny vessels

Cynthia Morgan (Morganica) details methods, designs, and philosophies for making small-scale sculpture in cast glass, and pate de verre glassmaking techniques. Tutorials, musings, business and design discussions, and resource lists include working with leaded crystals and soda lime glass, engineering settings, coldworking tiny, delicate pieces, and integrating glass with other materials such as silver, gold, base metals, wood, and more.

22 02, 2012

Coldworking small castings

2019-02-05T10:30:27-07:00

Q: Is there a better (faster, cheaper) way to coldwork small glass sculptures? A: Yep A BeCon or two ago, Richard Whiteley, head of the Canberra glass school, said that glasswork fresh from the kiln was only half finished; coldwork was necessary to take it the rest of the way. Ouch. I happen to agree with him, but as much as I love HAVING coldworked, I hate DOING coldwork and seem to be on a neverending quest to avoid it. Right now I'm testing a bunch of machines to see if they can automate the finishing process for small cast glass sculptures, like pendants.

Coldworking small castings2019-02-05T10:30:27-07:00
19 10, 2009

The pendant

2017-02-02T14:41:54-07:00

"Hi, Cynthia!" Andrew calls gaily, as he pounds up my driveway, "Can I come in? Wow, cool!" He gazes around my studio with wide eyes, taking in the art hung on the walls, the pendants pinned to the black velvet drape suspended from Oliver Wendell Kiln's gantry, and me, covered in plaster, making a mold. "Grandpa said you were doing some kind of art show and I wanted to see."

The pendant2017-02-02T14:41:54-07:00