Glass is wonderful through and through. It inspires wonder as a raw material. It inspires wonder in the form of finished objects. And it certainly inspires wonder in between those two states. Just imagine how many times kilnformers have thought: “I wonder why it did that!”
Now is your chance to go deeper into all that wonder. Learn answers to questions like:
- How can I control bubbles?
- Why does some glass break?
- How can you tell when glass has devitrified?
- What are the limits of tested compatible glasses?
- How do you fire glass with greater control and nuance?
Join Ted Sawyer, Bullseye’s Director of Research and Education, as he guides a live online class through a fascinating survey of kilnforming phenomena. You’ll work with your classmates to compare fired glass sample sets as they're displayed online. Together, you'll try to solve the mystery of why the pieces in each set turned out so differently. Once you’ve had time to investigate all the case studies, your instructor will present a slide show and field questions as he reveals what caused each sample of glass to behave the way it did.
This adventure in Fusing Forensics will help you understand your material like never before.
- We will be using Zoom for the live class sessions. For optimal streaming, Zoom recommends using their desktop program or mobile app. (Only use their web service if you cannot access the other options.) In addition, we strongly recommend using a desktop or laptop computer with all of the following: high-speed internet, a web cam, a microphone, and speakers. A tablet may suffice. Phones, however, should be avoided. Smartphone screens will be too small, and a landline phone will not allow for any interactivity.
- For additional help navigating Zoom, watch our Zoom orientation video.
To get started after your purchase of the class, go to Account > My Available Downloads where you'll be able to download the class pdf. It contains the instructions and links you'll need for accessing class.