Friday, November 18, 2011
We learned about the various types of enamel paints that can be applied to glass for firing. The Kaisers have designed their own paint that works very well which they generously supplied us with for use in class. Several mica powders were also available to use and we learned how to successfully apply those to pre-fired decal pieces.
What was truly wonderful about Barry and Sharon was that there were no secrets as to their methods! They have perfected their technique and the results are beautiful. Their website is http://kaiserglass.com/index.html . Their website has several tutorials and tips on working with fused glass. I'd recommend their classes if you are interested in incorporating any sort of imagery on your fused glass pieces.
The challenge for me is taking what I learned on a very small scale and putting it to work in larger pieces that are slumped with multiple layers. It has been a wonderful process figuring out how to incorporate the paint and mica into my larger glass mandala pieces.