WOW for the Winter Workshop - 16th Jul 2012

All the cast glass pieces ready for finishing

Beginners take to glass casting

On Saturday the 14th of July nine very happy students broke open their molds to discover some awesome pieces of glass.  The firing worked well and the surface finish of the Blackwood lead crystal was near perfect.  Di Tocker says "The beginner students work never ceases to amaze me.  The fact that these guys know so little about the process and come out with such great pieces is so cool".

Cold working - hand lapping - grinding and polishing

After a fabulous (birthday - Barbara) cake for morning tea (thank you Lynnda) Di explained the ins and outs of kiln schedules.  After 20 minutes of theory the students were definitely ready for more hands on work.  Some bases needed cutting on the diamond saw and then it was time for hand-lapping the bases using silica carbide grits from 80 through to 600.  Di then polished the base surfaces to a full polish on the linisher.

Advanced Glass Casting - they are coming back!

So happy with the results, that six of these students have enroled immediately to come back for Di's advanced workshop next month.

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