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Have a Blast in Your Own Delphi Glass Private Party Class!

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Do you want to have a girls’ night but you don’t want to shout over the din at the bars? Perhaps your birthday is coming up and you want to do something special. Or, maybe you’re looking for a unique date-night idea for you and your love. While Delphi Glass always has a full class schedule , you can also make reservations for your own private Delphi Glass class or party.   If you learn better one-on-one, this is a fantastic new option for you. If you’d prefer to learn a new craft in the company of your favorite friends, it makes for the perfect bonding experience. While all Delphi Glass classes require you to sign up for them and can fill up fast, when you create your own private party class, it’s your call from a choice of available dates. Simply call us at 800-248-2048 to speak to our friendly team about scheduling a party today.   Birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, bachelorette parties, church or work groups, or for any special occasion, even making it a surprise for a friend or loved one, these private parties at Delphi Glass make being creative even more fun and exciting. Choose from reserving a private a la car

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How and When to Use Kiln Wash

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If you have a kiln, you need kiln wash to serve as a protective layer between whatever you’re firing up in the kiln and the kiln shelves. It helps to prevent glaze from sticking to your shelves, and keep your art from sticking too. At Delphi Glass, we have kiln wash to help keep you and your kiln happy. If you’re new to glass art and haven’t used your kiln much yet, you might be wondering how and when to use kiln wash though.   Firstly, you’ll need to choose the right kiln wash for your needs. They’re made with high melting points but you’ll want to adjust the formula based on the temperatures you’ll be firing at. When in doubt, a higher temperature formula will always serve your needs and prevent problems.   Because kiln shelves are usually made of ceramic, melted glaze spilling, spitting or tipping over onto your shelf can be a disaster. That’s where kiln wash comes in, to help protect against unforeseen circumstances and stop messes before they start. Mixing it up, it should have a watery consistency, a bit like milk. Apply it in several thinly-layered coats and let it dry completely between each ap

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New Help Comments

When To Reinforce A Panel Comment

by Karina Foster on Oct 01, 2018

184 Posts
Top Contributor Gallery Artist

@ Thanks for your question - it's a tricky one. I consulted with one of our knowledgeable instructors that has years of experience creating and repairing stained glass. Any time you add reinforcement to a panel, you goal is to help redistribute the weight in a way that prevents bowing due to the combined influence of weight, time and gravity. This is most frequently achieved by running reinforcement horizontally, but there's no absolute one-size-fits all answer. The size ratio of height to width, the exact pattern design and the overall dimensions are all factors that could result in a decision to reinforce vertically instead. In some instances, artists may decide to build sections of the pattern as separate panels to allow for better distribution of the weight. Whatever way you determine to install the reinforcement, it is important to ensure all solder or came lines that the reinforcement crosses are soldered to the reinforcement, and that the reinforcement is run continuously edge-to-edge and securely soldered to your border. While not providing a definite answer, I hope this helps you take a step back to look at where and how you can add strength to your design.

Reinforcing Stained Glass Windows Comment

by Karina Foster on Oct 01, 2018

184 Posts
Top Contributor Gallery Artist

@dmz2241 There are several approaches you could take for adding a border to the mirror. Probably the most common approach would be to add a came or foil border to the mirror, then solder the border to it directly. This approach will work with most single or double strength mirror, but may not be as sturdy and effective if you're using a thicker mirror. To hang your mirror, you can solder jump rings, custom wire loops or Handy Hangers to the project at the top corners, or near the top on the back (where the mirror joins the border). While you could directly solder a length of wire to support the mirror, many people find using rings that can be directly placed on a hook, or used to attach a hanging wire give them more flexibility to ensure they're able to hang the project at the intended height.

Product Reviews

by sburmann on October 11, 2018

5 stars
Pros

* All materials included * Intro to glass cutting, grinding, and copper foiling * Hands on * Technique Tips * Q & A

Cons

None

Other Thoughts

My wife and I really enjoyed this class. It gave us a good foundation to start our new stained glass hobby. After this class, we understood what equipment we needed to buy and had the fundamental knowledge to start our own projects. Highly recommend, even if you're just exploring for a new hobby like us.

by Sterlingirl on October 8, 2018

5 stars
Pros

Learned several great tips. Teacher was patient and helpful.

Cons

Needed more time for shopping:)

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