In truly one of the most unique art glass classes available anywhere, please join master Cold Working artist Kent Lauer for two unforgettable days of creating beautiful, faceted Dichroic pendants. In two days you will learn techniques that will leave you amazed and delighted with what you created with your own hands. Kent hasn't been to Delphi for years, if you've ever wanted to take a class from him this would be the time. These awesome coldworking techniques also apply to any other facet of art glass, whether it be fused, blown, or cast glass, the applications are endless, and incredibly valuable to any glass artist who wants to take their glass art to a new dimension.
This exciting class will cover all aspects of creating these breathtaking pendants, from cutting 1/2" thick glass, to laminating and faceting a four-sided diamond shaped pendant, and on the second day, learn to make a curved pendant. Several layers of CBS Dichroic Glass will be laminated within two pieces of 1/4" Starphire glass, then ground and polished into an incredible jewel. Not only will the student learn to make the Dichroic pendants in this intensive class, at the same time you are learning the basics of coldworking, beveling, and using UV adhesives. It's really like 3 classes in one. No experience required. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention from Kent. Students will make 4 pendants, two square flat faceted, and two curved pendants, which in value, pay for the class, not counting the knowledge and excitement they will take away from 2 incredible days. Students will have the option of affixing bails or findings (custom finding available for purchase) to the pendants the day of the class, or taking them home to be wire wrapped, or set in silver. Please be aware that this is a very hands on class, you will be standing for long periods, and using your hands to hold the pieces you are working on against fast moving diamond disc machines. Wear work clothes and shoes, and bring a notebook, and sign up early for this very popular class! Please visit my website www.KentLauer.Com
All materials are included.
NO previous faceting experience is necessary. No glass cutting experience required.
What to Bring
Bring: work clothes, comfortable shoes and notebook.
Materials includes Starphire glass, dichroic glass, UV adhesive, and cerium oxide used for polishing. Please note that this is a very hands on class, you will be standing for long periods, and using your hands to hold the pendants against moving diamond discs.
Class size is limited to ensure individual attention