The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook: Traditional and by Cecilia Cohen

By Cecilia Cohen

Master the craft of glass artwork on your own residence studio!

The Glass Artist’s Studio Handbook is a strong evaluate of 3 renowned glass artwork styles—stained glass, fusing, and lampworking—that brings studying new talents and making glass artwork inside of everyone’s succeed in. With the correct instruments, vintage suggestions, and a number of other “teaching projects,” you'll soon be making attractive glass paintings at home.

Artist Cecilia Cohen walks you thru making plans your paintings area, determining instruments and fabrics, studying simple glasswork suggestions, and utilizing your new talents to unique pieces. In addition, The Glass Artist’s Studio Handbook encourages sturdy association, exact and encouraged layout, and green practices, making sure it is going to stay a useful source for artists.

The Glass Artist’s Studio Handbook:

- invitations you into the studios of 18 glass artists from round the world

- Teaches basic glass-art techniques—cutting glass, soldering, flameworking, kilnwork, and more—in full-color photographs

- Illustrates the stairs for crafting attractive items of glass artwork, together with suncatchers, jewellery, bins, beads, and a kaleidoscope

Whether you're new to the paintings and wish to establish your first studio and research the fundamentals, or an skilled artist seeking to extend your repertoire and stimulate your creativity with complex initiatives, The Glass Artist’s Studio Handbook is for you.

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Artist Cecilia Cohen walks you thru making plans your paintings house, deciding upon instruments and fabrics, getting to know uncomplicated glasswork ideas, and employing your new talents to unique items.  In addition, The Glass Artist’s Studio Handbook encourages solid association, specific and encouraged layout, and green practices, making sure it is going to stay a useful source for artists.

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- Teaches primary glass-art techniques—cutting glass, soldering, flameworking, kilnwork, and more—in full-color photographs

- Illustrates the stairs for crafting appealing items of glass paintings, together with suncatchers, jewellery, bins, beads, and a kaleidoscope

Whether you're new to the artwork and wish to establish your first studio and research the fundamentals, or an skilled artist trying to extend your repertoire and stimulate your creativity with complicated initiatives, The Glass Artist’s Studio instruction manual is for you.

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Glass grinders are electric tools with a small engine enclosed in waterproof housing, a pool or reservoir for water, a grinding head (which can be replaced with a drill bit when needed). and a perforated work surface . Generally there's a sponge to wick water from the reservoir to the drill head. The simplest electric grinders are sufficient for even a professional studio, as long as the grinder heads can be Using pattern shears replaced when they wear down. TOOLS AND SUPPLIES: STAINED GLASS • Copper foil is indispensable in the stained glass studio.

Sales and flea markets to see if you can Apply with a cotton ball after all the seams are find something old that you can give new thoroughly dry. A little oil goes a very long life to in your studio or artwork. Lucky finds way; as the seams accept the oil, they will can include lantern frames, lamp bases, become shinier, particularly if they have been antique glassware, and items that can treated with patina. If oil on the glass bothers add atmosphere to your studio or can you, wipe it off with a dry tissue.

You'll find that your hands are discolored after working with lead; this is lead residue on your skin . Be sure to wash well with a soap that removes metal residue when you finish working, Adding Beads and before you eat, drink, smoke, or touch another person. Lead is soft and can easily Beads can be added to your work in several ways; string them onto a dangling tailor a hanging wire, slide them on wire that's soldered into your work, or wrap them in copper foil and solder. If you string beads on wire, you must consider how you'll prevent them from falling off; you can curve the wire with pliers or add a drop of solder to the end of the wire.

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