In the meantime, I registered for a basic coldworking class, beginning next Saturday afternoon, at Helios Kiln Glass Studio. It has been at least four or five years since I took any kind of glass fusing class. This class teaches techniques that will give my fused glass pieces crisp, finished edges and which will take my work to the next level of professionalism.
I love taking classes on just about anything -- pottery, Bible classes, silversmithing, glass fusing, art metal sculpture, beading, wire wrapping, Effective Writing, Paint Shop Pro X, photography, lost wax casting, mold making, powdered frit -- name it and I've either done it or at least thought about it. :D
I am to bring several fused pieces to class, some already slumped and a couple that have not been slumped. I do not have any unslumped pieces and have to fuse a couple before next Saturday. I plan to use scrap glass as fill in the above form, fuse and take to class.
The above was filled with scrap glass and medium clear frit. After fusing the edges were rough and uneven. This will be a perfect piece to take to the coldworking class. I haven't yet decided what to do for the second fresh, out-of-the-kiln, unslumped piece, but it has to be done this coming week. I already have a couple of slumped bowls and trays that are good candidates for the class; I will choose the ones needing the most work.
Naturally, I'll take a lot of pictures during class to post. I can hardly wait.
Until next time, God bless.