- Comfortable clothing and footwear
- A smock or apron to protect clothing
- Preferred way to take notes (notebook, pen/laptop)
- Sharpie marker (not fine line) no particular color
- 12” rigid ruler
- Pair of tight fitting cotton or leather gloves (for handling sharp glass)
- E6000 glue (get the tube with the pointy end)
- Small Elmer’s glue
- Round cotton pads (found in cosmetics section of stores)
- 2 or 3 tooth picks
- 5 – 10 q tips
- Needle nose pliers will be provided but bring your own if you want to
- Magnifying glass or magnification headband
- Plastic safety glasses/protective eyewear will be provided, but bring your own if you want to
- A plastic container with a lid like an 8 cup Ziploc container or an empty plastic lettuce box
- 1 gallon size zip lock bag
- 1 bottle clear nail polish (anything cheap)
- Small, i.e. 12 oz glass beer/soda/split prosecco or small absolut vodka, clean & dry inside, all labels, metal rings removed, bottles with embossing or glass painted labels (like small Absolut vodka or Red Stripe beer) preferred
If you can’t do the following please don’t stress, contact me if you have any questions at all, if you can’t do this please let me know:
- Make a small frame out of clay, I don’t care how big or what kind of clay, but interior should be about 3” x 5” or 4” x 6” max, make a flat “ledge” of clay around the perimeter of the opening so you can glue glass into it easily. Please decorate and glaze to your artistic pleasure, even on the back, but try to leave the ledge/part where you will be gluing glass to it unglazed.
- Make a small mold out of bisque clay to slump glass into a tray or dish shape. No larger than 5” x 5”. Round is ok, but right angles preferred. Make it so that it sits firmly without rocking. A small foot is encouraged. Put a hole with a pin tool in the middle of the bottom. BISQUE, DO NOT GLAZE. If you have any, put on 3 coats of kiln wash after bisquing, and clear the hole with a pin tool. Earthenware or stoneware, it does not matter.
Note: In the interest of conserving paper I will be issuing all handouts electronically. Please try to download the handouts in advance and either print them out or bring a laptop. If you do not have computer capabilities please let me know and I will print out a copy for you.
My website has password protected demonstration videos that will available to all workshop participants. Her book “Glass Fusing in a Clay Kin” is available on Amazon.com or in the Peters Valley Retail Gallery for $25.
Thank you for taking my workshop, I so look forward to working with you and teaching you all my tricks!