Lost Wax Casting with Inclusions with Erna Piechna
23-26 April 2020 (Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun mid afternoon finish, 3.7 days)
Glass casting can be taught methodically and with strict rules, but also in a light and playful manner. In this class we will focus on the creative design, the versatile expression of the glass and the joy of the unforeseen. The theory is communicated in a clear and understandable way by means of demos and presentations.
Wax prototypes will be transformed by hand to result in highly individual models. We will apply some exciting new techniques integrating glass components as well as ‘foreign’ materials. Depending on the combination of materials we may even be able to provoke reactions, which is another wonderful field for personal experimentation.
The theory will include all essential areas of casting, such as mould construction, mould materials, firing and annealing, as well as some cold working and finishing.
2 vessels & reference samples
Some experience in glass fusing is advantageous.