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Linda Ethier - Kiln Casting & Mold Making - September 2020

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This Class Is Sold Out - Please Call or Email To Be Put On the Waitlist!

Linda Ethier - Kiln Casting & Mold Making

Only Ten Spaces Available - We Will All Be Wearing Masks - 6' Spacing Isn't Available

If COVID-19 Conditions Remain the Same as Now, We'll Have a Class.  If They Deteriorate Between Now and Then, We'll Be Cancelling and Refunding In Full

Friday, September 11 through Tuesday, September 15 at 10am each day
Tuition:  $980 includes all materials and kiln time
$490 is a 50% Down Payment.  We will contact you before the class starts to collect the balance of $490. 


Explore the exciting world of glass casting with Linda Ethier! A pioneer in the field, Linda will be teaching this five-day class at Harmony that includes artistic as well as technical explorations.

Techniques covered will include:

Creating original artworks in clay for open mold casting

Glass options for casting, billets, patties, sheet glass, frits and powders

Creating inclusions - pre-cast glass objects and cased inclusions, pre-fused sheet glass, pate de verre, powder wafers, torch worked, paints, lusters, decals, and metals

Flexible Hydrogel Molds

Refractory mold materials options

Mold making techniques: poured/block molds, shell molds, open face molds for thick casting. Techniques for packing molds and adding inclusions

Kiln theory and setup

Firing schedules

Finishing / cold working options


Linda's Description  of the Class:

Facing Out / Looking In: Glass in the 4th Dimension

Hidden rooms, secret places, glimpses of inner worlds.  In this class, we explore the mysteries of the inner landscape.  Working with the unique transparency of glass, learn to create sculpture that integrates the exterior form of sculpture with the traditionally hidden inner space to create a narrative universe.  Through a variety of exercises, participants will develop a visual library of images and symbols that tell a story, their story, real or not, abstract, poetic, or representational.  Using this story as a starting point, students will work in clay to create the model for a monolithic sculpture that when cast in glass will function as both the outer surface/imagery of the sculpture and the boundaries of the universe for the interior narrative.  A selection of images will be translated into glass objects to be used as inclusions and layered within the thick clear glass casting to populate the inner story.  Participants will make one main project along with a variety of inclusions, and tests.  

A Review from Bob Paterson:  I took Linda's class and I can assure you this is the very best one you will ever attend. Generous with detailed information, Linda is a master.  She should call this a master casting workshop taught by a master artist. 

About Linda:  Known for her pioneering, innovative work with fused and kiln cast glass, Linda Ethier has been working in glass since 1969. She has created numerous public art commissions and successfully balances her career as an exhibiting artist with innovative, site specific glass works for public spaces.  You can see her lengthy resume here: http://www.lindaethier.com/artist/resume.html


FINE PRINT - Terms apply to all classes at Harmony Stained Glass. As a courtesy to others, please read and comply.

 1. Your class will start on time.  Please be on time and prepared.

2.  Please put your phone on silent so that it won’t disrupt the class.

3. Payment is required when you register for a class.  When you register, we reserve that space and purchase supplies for you.  If you need to cancel, we need at least 7 days advance notice.  With 7 days notice, you will receive store credit for your tuition.  Otherwise, you will forfeit the tuition.  

Tuitions for guest artist classes are not refundable unless we can fill your space.  To cover PayPal fees, a $25 processing fee will apply if a refund is issued.

4. In the event of class cancellation, you will receive a full refund.

5. Participants give permission for Harmony Stained Glass to take and use photographs which may include their image or artwork.

6. Please bring Safety Glasses (Available for purchase at Harmony Stained Glass) and Wear Closed Toe Shoes.

7.  Everyone who is present for a class must be enrolled in that class.

8.  If the class is "plus supplies", only supplies purchased AT HARMONY are permitted. 

9. Our primary goal is for you to have a good time!


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