Structural fins were attached to the exterior of the window to not just add structure, but to add support to the areas that exhibited deflection. Here in a close up you can see the arrow pointing to a fin we have added to this window due to the deflection.
Working had to keep pace with all our custom and repair work. After Saturday Markay got the double house leaded stained glass transom down to the final nitty-gritty. All that is left is to add the cement and give it a good cleaning; so, it should be done this week!
Next Saturday, April 5th we still have two openings in our Introduction to Glass Bead-making class. Students will have the opportunity to learn some basic lamp-working techniques and create some unique glass beads. The class is from 10 AM until 12 PM, costs just $60.00 and includes all of the materials and tools except for a canister of MAP/Propane fuel which individuals will need to purchase at a home improvement store prior to coming to class. Call today to save your spot in this “hot” class!
Join us on Thursday, March 27th at 10 AM or at 6 PM for our monthly Fusing Club Meeting. Last month, those attending asked if we could break down the mysteries of the kiln. We will be discussing the pros and cons and ins and outs of kilns. Brands, large or small, glass vs ceramic, how the kilns get programmed, pretty much Everything You Have Ever Wanted to Know About Kilns But Were Afraid to Ask!! Cost for the club meeting is $5.00. Students may stay after for studio time (10 – 1 or 6 -9) for $20.00 which includes the firing of pieces completed during studio time. Please call and make a reservation to attend.
The main glass and class project the Latin School of Chicago will be doing is a large version of their school mascot. We drew a window cartoon for them based off a picture that they provided. From that cartoon we are able to work with them in a step-by-step process making a stained glass window just as we would do for one of our custom pieces. The intent was that it would be an ongoing project for them during this week in between doing all the other glass art like fusing, lampworking, glaskolben and mosaics. Well, they seem to have caught on with the stained glass and the window is almost all cut and its just the end of the first day as you can see in the picture. Maybe the cleaning and foiling will slow them down a little, but I wouldn’t count on it seeing how well they have done so far. Nice Job guys!