Mould Making for Glass
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|Format:||Paperback, 144 pages|
|Other Information: ||Approx. 110|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 29 July 2011|
Nearly all glass makers (unless they are blowing glass) need moulds which can go in the kiln, as part of the process of creating their work. Currently glass students and makers get their expertise and recipes from lots of different sources, picking out the relevant bits and pieces which they need from other glass and ceramic books. This book aims to introduce all the mould-making techniques for casting glass, with detailed information on materials, recipes for mould mixes, methods and applications. It helps the student to learn which methods are appropriate for different types of work, and covers all the basics of how to make your mould. It also includes practical information on sourcing, storing, using and recycling materials, and how to develop your own recipes and methods for particular projects. It also covers where to start with writing programmes for kiln firings including annealing and cooling. It also contains images from well-known artists working in cast glass throughout.
About the Author
Angela Thwaites is an established glass artist who has been working in this field for 17 years. She is currently Senior Lecturer in glass at De Monfort University, Leicester, and has previously been the glass researcher at the Royal College of Art. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions and she was also a juror for the British Glass Biennale, 2008.
Nearly all glass makers (unless they are blowing glass) need moulds which can go in the kiln, as part of the process of creating their work. This book will introduce all the mould-making techniques for casting glass, with detailed information on materials, recipes for mould mixes, methods and applications.
A solid introduction to, and a survey of, the subject it covers Art Book Review
|Publisher: ||A & C Black Publishers Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.36 kg)|