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3D Workshop: Glass

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

Monday 5th October 2020

In this glass workshop we learnt how to safely break glass using the correct tools and how to made additions, add colour and layer glass. I enjoyed learning this new skill as glass is something I never thought about using before. I enjoyed learning about how using different levels off heat can affect how much the glass fuses together and how adding leaves in between two pieces of glass can form as ghost like silhouette as the carbon gets trapped inside. I was excited to learn that you can also smooth down the edges of the glass by using a machine at the back of the studio which works using a motor to almost sand down the glass using a motor.

Although this was an exciting workshop, I did not enjoy making the glass so I believe this isn’t a medium a would choose to peruse however this is a skill that could still come in handy in the future. The images below show what the glass looked like before going into the kiln.

Friday 23 October 2020

Today I went to collect my glass outcomes that I made during the glass workshop. I was really pleased with the results and fascinated to see how the different temperatures had affected how much the glass melted and merged with the other layers.

I really liked seeing how the colours had become light and opaque once in the kiln and I also loved seeing how the tinfoil had reacted and changed colour. In the highest temperature it was interesting to see that the tinfoil had formed bubbles which got trapped between the pieces of glass. It made a really big difference if you cleaned the glass before putting it in the kiln which is a lesson I will remember for next time. On reflection and seeing how the glass had finally turned out, I think that this is something I might come back to use again at some point in the future.

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