The below 14th studio on a messy day, and by messy I mean regular. Like many, I was feeling a combination of disappointment about turning 30, of boredom with my office career, and of craving to do something bold and creative. I thought I wanted to be one of those people who get to play with bright, messy colors, but I didn't know where to start. On a whim, I decided I liked the look of fused glass and that maybe I could teach myself the craft.
The below 14th studio on a messy day, and by messy I mean regular. Like many, I was feeling a combination of disappointment about turning 30, of boredom with my office career, and of craving to do something bold and creative.
On a whim, I decided I liked the look of fused glass and that maybe I could teach myself the craft. A few weeks later, I bought my first kiln and although I was afraid to turn it on for a few days, eventually I tried my first firing.
I was mesmerized from that first day, and the last eight months have been a joyful, rewarding, happy outburst. Here is a brief tutorial on how to take the first step in setting up a fused glass studio.
The first thing you will need, of course, is the space. A small table will be enough in the beginning. You will most likely destroy it within two weeks, with cuts, spills, scratches, and coffee stains.
Something to keep in mind is to put a thick rug or a yoga mat under your table and chair and cover as much of your floors as possible. Now that you have a space, you need some tools.
Your basic tools are: Basic tools include a piece of cloth, cutter, tweezers, and breakers. Flat-nose pliers or breakers. My tweezers are old eyebrow tweezers. I use them to pick up tiny bits of glass and hold my bails in place, etc.
The sharper the tips, the better. Sharp tweezers are essential for intricate designs. Other things you might need, if you decide to glue your fused glass to something else like ring bases, jewelry findings, etc.
Flat picks from any craft store and razor blades from any pharmacy. Razors and flat picks come in handy if you need to attach your glass to something else using glue or epoxy. Cutting oil and glue or epoxy. Two-part epoxy only one container is pictured.
I personally have found it to be really weak, so I use resin instead of glue. I still use a bit of glue just to hold my finding in place while I apply the resin. Here is some glass-cutting oil and E jewelry glue.
A glass jar with a lid for your kiln wash and a brush any brush works, including those foam brushes from any hardware store. Use a glass jar with a lid for your kiln wash.
Kiln wash You could also use kiln paper, which is easier to use since you just cut it and put it on your kiln shelf, but wash is cheaper.
I buy basic kiln wash.The business plan consists of a narrative (body) and financial worksheets. Work through the sections in any order that you want, except for the Executive Summary, which should be done last.
Here are some tips from below 14th studio on getting started with fused glass, buying the right tools, and working up the courage to try something new.
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