Sandcasting Workshop

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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 molds 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. When the mold preparation is complete our instructors will ladle the molten glass from the furnace and pour it into your mold. It is recommended to bring your own object that can get a little dirty (hands or feet seem to work well).   Something that doesn’t have under cuts so we can make a clean impression in the sand. Objects should not be larger than 3″ deep and should fit into a 5″x5″ area. All created pieces will have to go through a cooling process and will be available for pick up the following Saturday.