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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

Glass Fusing Comment

by Karina Foster on Mar 19, 2018

171 Posts
Top Contributor Gallery Artist

@ I reviewed your questions with our fusing instructors to ensure I'm addressing all the potential issues. In reference to the devitrification, there are multiple factors that can impact that, not just the firing schedule. Using glass that is specifically tested compatible and formulated for fusing is the first step in getting a gorgeous finish. Beyond that, avoiding using a grinder is recommended as the residue from grinding can sometimes show up as a dingy looking halo. Additionally, when cleaning glass before fusing it is important to thoroughly rinse all cleaning agents off and wipe dry with a clean, lint-free cloth. If these factors are eliminated you stand the best chance of getting beautiful results. For your 1" - 3" cabochons a firing schedule of seg.1 500/h to 1000F with 5 min. hold, set.2 500/h to 1250F with 10-15 min. hold, seg.3 500/hr to 1450F with 10 min. hold, seg.4 Full/h to 900F with no soak/end program is appropriate. The hold at 1250F is commonly called a "bubble soak" and should be longer for larger projects or projects in which you wish to minimized bubble entrapment from textures, frit and more. We can't wait to see what you create!

Foiling Glass Comment

by Karina Foster on Mar 19, 2018

171 Posts
Top Contributor Gallery Artist

@ Thank you so much for alerting me to this error! We have just begun the process of reviewing and revising these articles, so your feedback was very timely. I will make sure this error is flagged for revision. Your feedback as a member of our community is so appreciated.

Special Events & Classes

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.

Visit Delphi Creativity Center

Delphi Center : Visit Us

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!