Download includes video tutorial and a visual pdf of broken-down steps, for those of you that have been to my workshops I am sure this will be a great supplement to reinforce and remind you of the techniques you learned.
What subjects we will discuss in this tutorial:
This episode touches upon creating sculptural flameworked pieces using borosilicate glass. We cover how to make a short stringer using gravity to help get an even thickness of the rod. Working out the appropriate size of your work depending on its use – jewellery versus sculpture. Why it’s good to have a messy desk. Flattening the posterior of the venus to make her more wearable. Creating a figure which looks sensuous and human rather than making a figure which is flat and two dimensional. How to add glass three dimensionally and how not to trap air bubbles. Where to heat without melting the wrong areas. Using your shears to create the impression of legs which sit together. Why you must use a hot punty (full join) when working with borosilicate glass. Using a scalpel to create fine lines. Making a gather which only flows in one direction. Using shears to create shoulders. Adding glass dots and heating them in. Adding glass dots early to avoid ‘making lines’ later. How to create long older gravity-stricken Venus breasts with definition and nipples. Why you should always try to keep your Venus on centre . How to drill a hole into hot glass using a tungsten pick. Batch annealing and why one should anneal figures made from soft glass before finishing them off in the flame when they are cold. How to finish your piece post punty by making abstracted feet for your Venus.
Video length: 20.10 minutes
Video size: 524 MB
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