"Images In Glass" for Fusing | Sandcarving Training

Images in Fused Glass

A great way to introduce images to fused glass. The Rayzist Photomask system combined with enamels allows amazing detail in line and one color photographs to fused glass. Create multi layer effects for unlimited effects!

Class Curriculum

Photoshop Demonstration

Optimizing Photos

Creating Line Screens

Scanning Artwork

Creating Effects On Your Computer

Reviewing Samples Using:

Photomasks

Inks In Fused Glass

Multiple Layers of Images

Text and Line

Making A Photomask

Exposing An Image

Washing Out Film

Hands-on With Exposure Unit

Hands-on Washing Out A Mask

Photoshop Demonstration

Optimizing Photos

Creating Line Screens

Scanning Artwork

Creating Effects On Your Computer

Reviewing Samples Using:

Photomasks

Inks In Fused Glass

Multiple Layers of Images

Text and Line

Making A Photomask

Exposing An Image

Washing Out Film

Hands-on With Exposure Unit

Hands-on Washing Out A Mask

Laying Out Multi-Layered Designs

Screened photo images

Text

Line art

Application of Photomask

Applying Photomask

Photomask Removal

Rayzist Sandblasters Systems

System Demonstration

Hands-on blasting

Laying Out Multi-Layered Designs

Screened photo images

Text

Line art

Application of Photomask

Applying Photomask

Photomask Removal

Rayzist Sandblasters Systems

System Demonstration

Hands-on blasting

Removal of the Photomasks

Cleaning up glass

Prepping for inking

Inks and Enamels Application

Drying

Scraping

Final Prep for Tack Fusing Layers

Explanation of Firing Schedules

Tacking and fusing multiple layers

Prep and dam for fusing thick work

Handouts with detailed instructions

Removal of the Photomasks

Cleaning up glass

Prepping for inking

Inks and Enamels Application

Drying

Scraping

Final Prep for Tack Fusing Layers

Explanation of Firing Schedules

Tacking and fusing multiple layers

Prep and dam for fusing thick work

Handouts with detailed instructions

Fire Fusion Studio – Susan Hirsch

Choosing and cutting additional glass for color layers

Assembling collages and discussion on additions to compositions

Cleaning and prepping for firing

Cutting fiber for dams and prepping kiln

Damming work in the kiln for thick fusing

Reviewing firing schedules for thick glass

Demonstration and discussion of cold working techniques including cutting thick glass with a diamond saw, wet grinding and polishing.

Fire Fusion Studio – Susan Hirsch

Choosing and cutting additional glass for color layers

Assembling collages and discussion on additions to compositions

Cleaning and prepping for firing

Cutting fiber for dams and prepping kiln

Damming work in the kiln for thick fusing

Reviewing firing schedules for thick glass

Demonstration and discussion of cold working techniques including cutting thick glass with a diamond saw, wet grinding and polishing.

Class Features

  • Continental breakfast and snacks are provided.
  • Hands-on instruction
  • Class materials and handouts
  • Small class size (4 students)
  • Students will complete one finished project

Day One

Images In Glass Introduction

In this workshop you will learn how to convert images into line screens, make your own photomasks with the Rayzist Letralite UV Exposure Light, application to glass, sandblasting images, inking and preparing to fuse at home. (you will create images on glass to take home and fuse)

Day Two

Images In Glass Fusing Workshop

The first day is described above and the second day (in the glass studio) will be building your three to four layered collage pieces, damming and putting in the big kiln to fire. The studio day will also include “fusing deep” firing schedules and a hands on demonstration of diamond saw cutting and wet grinding “cold-working” techniques to make beautiful finished edges. (they will be shipped to you via priority mail when cooled)

Workshops are in North County San Diego, at Susan Hirsch’s glass studio in San Marcos, CA.

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Cost:

The cost is $400 per person.

Hours:

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.(Thursday and Friday)

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Cost and Travel Information

Terms

50% deposit, 50% received 10 days prior to workshop.

Cancellations

Must be made 10 days prior to the workshop date or a $150.00 cancellation fee will apply.

Lodging

Towne Place Marriott – Vista, CA
760-216-6010

La Quinta Inn – Vista, CA
760-727-8180

Residence Inn – San Marcos, CA
760-591-9828

Directions

San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Address

Fire Fusion Studio – Susan Hirsch
968 E Rancheros Drive, Suite S,
San Marcos, CA 92069
858-663-5701

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