This is the last of my blogs this month focusing on fused glass techniques from Jodi’s webinars with curious mondo.
The blogs I posted this month are just a fraction of what Jodi taught in her fused glass webinars. In fact I didn’t really talk about the Recycled Jewelry webinar at all. Maybe next time. I’m sure I’ll be talking about her float glass webinar too! Here are two of my newest fuse and fold animals, the frog and cricket, they aren’t completed yet but I like them both.
Anyway, some of the other techniques I didn’t include in my blogs besides her jewelry webinar was kiln carving which I covered in March with and helio’s e-book blogs.
Adding frit to glass, this is very common in the art glass world but with bottle glass and float glass it’s just not as easy because of compatibility issues. However, after watching Jodi’s webinars I want to try it with some of my float. So I just came into some compatible frit for bottles / float and will try it for another blog or maybe even a did you know. This is one where frit is added to sheet glass discussed in Aprils newsletter and CPI molds.
A couple other things I wanted to mention about Jodi and the webinars in the interviews they did with her, you really get to know her and she is an amazing person and really focused on recycling and giving back to her community.
I also loved her trouble shooting section of each technique. She and curious mondo showed her mistakes and Jodi showed how to fix them. So many times when you try a new fused glass technique and something goes wrong you tend to think one of two ways: the technique is bad or wow I suck – the instructor made it look so easy and I can’t do it right. Jodi removed all of that. Can you tell I really liked these webinars?
I guess one of my questions for ya’ll is which is your favorite fuse and fold animals? Frog, cricket, butterfly, stegosaurus, chameleon, hummingbird, lizard, or chickens? I must admit I like them all and can’t wait to make them again! I learned some valuable lessons and my next ones will be even better.
Anyway, I want to thank Jodi and Nash from Curious Mondo for putting on such a fabulous fused glass webinars. Oh and in case you think I get a kick back from Jodi or Curious Mondo – I don’t; I just love learning and I have no problem with sharing my honest opinion. I loved Jodi and can’t wait for her float class in June!
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Keeping my Kiln warm,