Price: $60 | Class Size: Up to Two per session | Ages 0+ | Prerequisite: None
In this 30 minute workshop you will make your very own sand cast artwork. The possibilities are endless, the detail forever captured in a cast glass tile!
Sand casting involves the use of molten glass poured directly into a preformed open face sand mold. It is a process similar to casting metal into a mold. We will discuss the production of models used in the sand casting process and on the actual casting of glass objects. Our instructors will guide you as you get your hands dirty to make your own relief mold from impressed forms that are pressed into the sand. You are encouraged to bring your own objects to use in this process. A cherished or found object or even a body part such as a hand or foot can be great for this kind of project (avoid objects that will create ‘undercuts’ in the mold). Compatible objects may be encased in the casting by placing them into the mold. Or, for an additional fee, the surface of the mold can be covered in colored glass powders to give color to the surface of cast glass. When the mold preparation is complete our instructors will ladle the molten glass from the furnace and pour it into your mold. Each student will make 1 cast piece per session no larger than 8x8x2 inches. After your artwork is complete it is placed in an oven to begin the slow cooling process, and is ready for pick up in three days or may be shipped for an additional fee.