Here are some images from the first day of class during which I lecture for half the class followed by everyone learning how to properly and successfully cut glass and then hands-on creation of their set of four coasters. Never in any class have I had a student create four identical coasters and this class didn't disappoint.
|Father and daughter work side-by-side|
Day two of class is very exciting! Students arrive at class eager to finish the coasters they created the previous day by cleaning and adhering the rubber bumpers. The lecture on the second day covers more about the firing process and the stages and termperatures the glass goes through. Although this isn't the most exciting material to cover I want to be sure students understand it isn't just a matter of putting pieces of glass together, firing the glass in the kiln and ending up with a fabulous work of art. There is some trial and error and learning along the way. As soon as I get done with the lecture the students are free to begin their second day projects which can be a night light, sun catcher or tile or 4 pendants. Here are some of the images from class on day two.
|Bernadette's pendants from day two class. She chose some fabulous color combinations and designs. All these need is the bail attached and they will be ready to wear.|
|Father and daughter were good working neighbors|
|Keith's piece about 3/4 of the way complete|
|Bernadette's pendants and her sketches|
|Lori's rainbow tile. Excellent use of color!|
|These are Bernadette's coasters|
|Keith's colorful coasters|
|Look how fabulous Lori's art tile/sun catcher turned out. Love it!|
|Keith's colorful art panel includes a waterfall, trees and a babbling brook. Awesome composition!|
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