Vitrigraph in the original Greek literally means “writing with glass”, and in fact, when working in this advanced technique, one can see how it got its name. In Vitrigraphy, a special kiln with a small hole in the bottom is used to heat glass up to 1600 degrees Fahrenheit at which point the glass will become molten. Using special tools and safety equipment, the artist then pulls on the emerging glass to create long thin strings of glass that are shaped into a variety of shapes such as strings, spirals, loops and cones that can then be used as the raw materials in creating a final glass art piece.
Vitrigraph created glass strings allow an artist to create wonderfully delicate patterns and detail in the artwork.
In this workshop, our expert instructors will take you through every step of the Vitrigraph process from material selection, kiln operation, safety equipment and glass-pulling tool techniques. After you have created some glass string shapes, you will then be shown how to incorporate these into making an 8″x 8″ glass plate to show off your new skill.
Date: January 18 at 10am-1pm full