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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.

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Fusing Method Comment by Karina Foster on Wednesday, November 25, 2015
There are several popular books that provide loads of information to get started fusing - a good book will generally explain firing schedules, glass compatibility, and basic techniques. "Contemporary Fused Glass"
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System 96 - Common Questions and Answers Comment by Karina Foster on Thursday, November 5, 2015
@Mary Jane W. while devitrification may be the issue, it most commonly occurs in a higher temperature range than would typically be used for the slumping process. It is not uncommon (especially with clear glass) to be able to see the slight texture that results from contact with the kiln shelf or fiber paper during the initial fuse firing. Once the glass is slumped, the way the light is refracted by the slight texture can make it seem more visible. You can also review your firing schedule to make sure you aren't firing hotter than necessary for your slumping/draping process - you can find some helpful hints at
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  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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  classes   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!