Open Face Casting

Kevin Tappin taught us a course on open face casting. We used a baby dress to cast.  We built our box with plywood, glued down our dress, make the hydroperm casting material, pulled the dress out and filled the mold with coarse glass frit.  Several days of drying were followed by two days in the kiln.  The second day at the course was spent chipping the plaster casting off and then hours of cold working, staring with a coarse bit on the grinder, followed with a medium bit and then a fine bit.  The next couple of hours were spent using the diamond pads to the edge so we had a smooth edge.  I tried it a second time at home and made two baby hats and booties.  It was lots of fun trying another glass form.  I realize that there is a lot to learn in this this field of glass.

on Mar. 24, 2013 by Miriam In: Uncategorized

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