Join Australian Glass Artist Christine Stewart at the Las Vegas Glass Craft & Bead Expo on Friday, March 28th from 8am-4pm as she shares her various mosaic techniques including her use of No Days Mosaic Adhesive.
FR_29 – HOT MOSAICS AND TEMPERED GLASS
Tempered Glass, or safety glass, breaks in a different manner to
non-tempered glass; instead of breaking into sharp shards it shatters
into a matrix of small pebble shapes which do not have sharp edges. The
shattered tempered glass is almost crystalline in appearance and when
laid down in a mosaic design has a sparkling textural effect. Combine
this with Hot Mosaic Components, the electric colors of Dichroic Glass,
or your treasured glass beads and your mosaic projects will take on a
very exciting creative form – a new glass adventure to explore!
this class, you will be working on a clear glass base within a picture
frame. You will fire the Hot Mosaic Components of your
design in the kiln, be shown gluing techniques and how to lay down your design onto
the glass surface with the aim of creating a transparent glass to glass
Hot Mosaic project combining the elements of Tempered Glass, Dichroic
Glass & Glass Beads, and then add further dimension with surface
layering techniques with the addition of Beads and other Fired
Components. Reverse painting coloring techniques, gold leaf and
decorative papers can also be used to add more depth and shadowy
intrigue to the finished piece. Students bring: glass cutting tools,
glass mosaic cutters, work surface, Sharpie Marking Pen, small pair
scissors, tweezers, notepad & Pen. Wear covered footwear and
protective eye wear.