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Tips & Techniques

In today's world Delphi stands out by offering friendly, personalized, and expert service. Our staff knows stained glass, fusing, mosaics and jewelry crafts because we love creating using these techniques. In fact, some of us are even teachers. Here is a sampling of the many questions and comments we have received from you and would like to share with you. Don't be surprised if you discover a letter of your own.

New Help Comments

Mosaic Tips Comment

by 4383realty on Jul 27, 2017

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Fusing Tips Comment

by Karina Foster on Jun 29, 2017

157 Posts
Top Contributor Gallery Artist

@robinsnest69 Fusing has some additional "rules" that don't exist when creating stained glass and mosaic art. It is important to ensure that all the glass that is used in the project is tested compatible (all 90 COE or all 96 COE). Van Gogh glass is not tested compatible for fusing (the COE is unknown) and the special color coating is not rated for heat work, meaning that it will burn off, and could release harmful fumes when fired in a kiln. The cracks are a result of glass incompatibility which causes stress as the glass expanded and contracted at different rates during heating and cooling - it has essentially pulled itself apart. I hope this explanation helps you to get the results you desire in your next firing.

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classes and workshops

Delphi offers a huge variety of beginning, intermediate and advanced classes in a wide variety of art glass and jewelry crafts. Classes are offered in different formats, from one 2-1/2 hour session, to all day classes, to multiple week sessions. Browse the schedule below to find the class that's right for you! All classes are in Delphi's state-of-the-art classrooms in our Lansing, Michigan location. Sign up for a class or request more information by calling 800-248-2048 or 517-394-4685.

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See finished examples of every technique, and try not to be overwhelmed by all the project ideas. Get tips from the pros to make your projects even better, take a one-day workshop, or even learn a new technique in our demo areas. There is always something creative going on at the Delphi!