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Experience with GlasClay


#1

Have any of you tried the new GlasClay?

Melodie Owen


#2

Yes, it’s very interesting. If you’re going to attach it to other
glass, you have to know the COE of your base glass, otherwise, it
really doesn’t matter. I’ve used all 12 colors and the reds darken a
little more than I would like, however, when you’re done firing, you
have a solid piece of fused glass in the shape you want. Art Clay
World, USA will be carrying them shortly.

Jackie
Art Clay World


#3

I found the following from Google on Glass Clay including several
recipes for making your own by Barry Kaiser. His tutorials are free
but you do have to register your email. Very interesting medium and
almost makes me wish I had a kiln to play with it.

http://mosaicglasssource.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b=GFF,m=1263393389
http://www.ehow.com/how_6028795_fire-glass-clay.html



Michele
MikiCat Designs
www.mikicatdesigns.com


#4
I found the following from Google on Glass Clay including several
recipes for making your own by Barry Kaiser. His tutorials are
free but you do have to register your email. Very interesting
medium and almost makes me wish I had a kiln to play with it. 

I bought the current issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly today
specifically because there was an article by Barry Kaiser in there
about glass clay. It’s the same as what’s on his website plus more.
The pics of the sample pieces on the cover caught my eye. It sounds
very easy to make once you track down the ingredients.

Kathy Johnson
Feathered Gems Jewelry
www.featheredgems.com


#5

Hello,

the thing that astonishes me about the various “clays” available for
crafts is that the real materials are far cheaper - across the
board- to purchase and the various clay types are generally a
manufacturer’s attempt to use their waste products as a secondary
marketing gimmick… if one wants to learn to incorporate a new
material into their skills set, and in this case glass- why not get
an alcohol lamp and some glass tubing (and the appropriate safety
holder for the tubing while you are working with it!) or pre coloured
and even patterned borosilicate canes and learn to use the real
thing- that is unless you have unlimited funds and have already spent
the hundreds of dollars to buy a kiln that can be used with all the
"clays" out there…