This is your opportunity to learn a casting technique that will allow you to create fully three-dimensional glass forms. It is an extremely versatile process, enabling you to make almost limitless solid glass forms. The method involves making a refractory mould around a wax model. The wax is then removed – or ‘lost’ – to create a cavity, which is then filled with molten glass.
In this intensive three-day course you’ll be stepped through each part of the casting process. You’ll learn how to model and sculpt your 3D works, correctly handle solid and molten wax, make refractory moulds, calculate volumes of glass, load the kiln and fire the glass. Safe handling and OH&S will also be covered during class. Students will complete two 3D cast projects – one functional bowl and a small sculpture.
All mould materials are included in the course. However students will need to purchase suitable glass for their project (costing from approx. $80+ depending on project size).
Class runs over 3 consecutive days
- How to work with modelling wax to create 3D sculptural pieces.
- Casting in glass using the lost wax method.
- conversation about firing and annealing process.
- 2 final cast pieces
- Students will need to wear suitable clothing, ie an apron or over shirt and covered in shoes. Please bring a dust mask and safety glasses. Enough glass in the form of a billet to cast the hand, this can be purchased as required in class time.
Long pants, closed toed and heeled shoes.
Vendor since 2016
Located in Mordialloc, Melbourne, Blue Dog Glass is a unique business dedicated to offering quality products, tuition and commissions in the field of kiln formed glass. We combine artistic flair, refined technique and practicality to produce items and services of true individuality. We stock an extensive selection of materials and tools for any glass enthusiast as well as providing specialist technical support.
As importers and distributors of Bullseye Glass and Paragon kiln products, our range of glass and products are of the highest quality. At Blue Dog Glass we also provide a personalised commission service including cast hand prints, functional ware, business or sporting awards and architectural lighting design. Our team can collaborate with your business to produce design prototypes and items best suited to your needs.
Classes offered at Blue Dog Glass are conducted by professional artists and offer students the opportunity to learn in a friendly and creatively conducive environment. Our classes cater for absolute beginners and craft makers through to professional artists looking to expand their practice with specialist glass workshops.