Fritography..with a Twist!
and Kiln Casting With Castalot
with Michael Dupille
5 Days - 2 Classes
Thursday, April 28th through May 2nd
10am to 5pm each day
Only 3 Seats Left
Fritography - In this 3 Day course we briefly review the concepts and methods of Beginning Fritography then
explore some new techniques and working methods that will bring your work to a whole new level of fun and sophistication.
Want mayo and mustard on that? Michael will show you his process of making a ‘frit sandwich’ and all the amazing things you
can achieve using this method. We’ll focus on creating unusual shapes, surface treatments, firing schedules and cover mural
making techniques. We will also be using different frit sizes for amazing effects with single and multiple firings.
Discussions on color theory, imagery and individual assessments are also part of the course.
Previous fusing experience required, but not much…
Kiln Casting - This 2 Day workshop will cover the basics of glass casting, using several methods and materials. Learn more about the use of frits, cut pieces, inclusions and casting billets. We’ll use fiber paper, Castalot composition molds and instruction on model preparation. These techniques can help create exciting new directions for your current work or future projects.
There will be a major emphasis on open face casting for production, discussing and demo of polyurethane materials to duplicate original models.
Students need to bring their glass tool kits, a dust mask or respirator, notebook, some simple images to work from and a span of attention.
Seattle resident Michael Dupille has worked in art his entire career, as a creator, consultant and educator.
Experienced in a variety of media including animation, illustration, print, and textile design, he continues to challenge himself through invention and innovation.
Since the late 1980's he has worked exclusively with glass, having developed and refined a technique for 'painting with glass', using crushed glass in combination kiln fired methods.
Fused Candle Holder Class
Saturday May 7th
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Get your creative juices burning and make a
fused glass candle holder. The end product is the perfect size for a votive candle. Once you light
the candle inside it will cast a soft glow of color and enhance its
beauty. No experience required. Learn the basics of glass fusing and glass
cutting. In addition we will discuss the best way to stack the glass layers
to help you create a design of your own. The basics of glass draping will
also be discussed.
Supplies are included - just bring your favorite glass cutter and runners.
Laurie Hartman is a local glass artist who owns
. She's taught
fusing classes locally for 3 years and is a celebrated, award winning
artist at local artist exhibits in the Washington DC area.
(or what happens when I pull hot molten glass out of the
bottom of a kiln?)
Saturday May 14th
10am to 4pm
Sarah from Olympic Kilns will be here in our store
demonstration the wonders of Vitrigraph. Watch Sarah
as she defies danger and show no regard for safety and grabs hot, molten glass
from the bottom of a kiln!
She'll bend it, she'll break it, she'll tie it in a knot!
Come on by and watch the magic as it happens!
Stained Glass Boot Camp Class
June 11th & June 18th
10:00pm to 4:00pm
This is a fun class that takes you from
beginning to end on how to create a small 8”x8” stained glass panel.
If you are a beginner (never done stained glass) or experienced, it is
guaranteed you will learn something new and have FUN!
Supplies for project available for purchase in the store.
to read about the class and what supplies are needed!
Wednesday Project Nights
(or more commonly known as the Cut N Cuss)
There will be no Cut N Cuss session on
Wednesday Nights from 6-9pm
3 Hour Session - $15 plus your supplies
Attend on any Wednesday you can make it. Bring your troubled project
with you or we can help you in creating your new project!
Bring your tools and your imagination, we will supply the support!
Please register in advance or call us that Wednesday to find out availability