Bead Blasted Glass Book
This book is made from beveled glass that you will drill and then fire in an electric kiln. After the glass has cooled, you'll create a resist and then bead blast a design into the glass. Finally, you'll prepare the text paper and sew the final book!
Drilling glass and firing glass
Using an electric kiln, including how to set up and program a firing profile
Using a bead blaster and creating your own resists
Preparing text paper and sewing a book using a chain ("Coptic") stitch.
The usefulness of a book (and surprisingly durable!) mixed with the additional aesthetic of glass that's been fired at high temperatures.
This class is offered on an individual basis only. Please contact me to schedule a private class for 1 or 2 people.
Class hours: 9:00AM to 4:00PM
This class is necessarily very personalized. The glass requires long firing times which need to be planned around. Please form an idea in your mind of what you'd like to learn so that we can plan ahead of time. In addition to glass, I teach classes in bookbinding and metalsmithing (jewelry and book hardware) and I'm happy to incorporate those into class.