MASTERING THE VOID, Core-Casting Methods for Kiln Cast Glass
WITH JOANNA MANOUSIS, Emeryville, CA, March 2-7, 2018
This class will explore the use of ‘hanging-core’ and ‘surface-core’ refractory molds as a means to create residual details within solid kiln cast glass. Through daily lectures and demonstrations, the instructor will cover basic through to advanced kiln casting strategies. Students will create original structures from found objects and hand-sculpted clay, acquiring the skills necessary to assemble finished models for refractory-core and lost wax casting investment. Within the course of this six-day class students will be introduced to polyurethane mother molds, hand-built refractory molds, hot wax construction, wax finishing, sprueing and firing techniques, along with de-investment tips for core molds. Various cold-working methods will also be explored to polish and reveal the internal cavities within finished glass castings. Some glass working experience is preferred but not required; advanced students are also welcome.
July 16-20, 2018 / Saturday - Thursday, 9am-5pm / 8 Students