Thursday, September 19, 2013

SACG Mini Workshop

I am so excited about tonight’s mini workshop with the San Antonio Calligraphy Guild (SACG). This will be such a fun opportunity for SACG members to try their hand at a different medium. I will be demonstrating how glass can be manipulated in the flame to create spirals and flourishes. We will talk about some basic safety, material and design considerations for working with glass. Then using small butane torches members will get to experience bending and shaping 2mm strings of glass in the flame. The mini is both a demonstration and an opportunity for a little hands on experience.

If are interested in more information, you will find a complete tutorial for using a butane torch to bend glass in the San Antonio Glass Art Guild (SAGAG) cookbook. The cookbook includes both recipes and tutorials from members of SAGAG. Proceeds from the cookbook go to support the SAGAG scholarships program.

fused art glass leaf

Thank you to Gail at Wired Designs Studio for providing the butane torches and Sam at Dream Fire Glass for providing the wave mats. These contributions enabled us to have enough stations for all workshop members to get a chance to try this technique for themselves.