Every month I do a review on a book, video, etc regarding fused glass or anything connected to fused glass. In November I joined the Webinar Wednesday club through Ceramic Arts. They have a couple fused glass artists, bead artists, ceramic artists, etc. So today I thought I’d do a review on one of the videos of one of the fused glass artists I’ve been watching.
First a little background on the program, as I mentioned they have different categories of artists and if you are a club member ($16.95) then approx once a month they will have a video in your category. They actually haven’t had a Glass video in a couple of months (of course that means I haven’t paid), but it’s not a big deal because they have recorded webinars (over 200) that you can watch over and over even the ones not in your area. Additionally most of the artist provide a PDF with the firing schedules, instructions and supplies. The videos themselves range from jump to pretty good, but understand they are home made videos and for someone who makes their own youtube videos it’s not as easy as you’d think to make a video when you are showing a technique.
I’ve watch all of Cara’s videos and this one is one of my favorites even though it’s simple. It’s about 3 different ways to use iridized glass. The first is applying powder (Bullseye also has this in their videos), engraving (which I’ve done before), and lens effect (capping the iridized). Although these are fairly simple fused glass techniques Cara does a great job explaining them in the video and in her handout. She also includes firing schedules for Full, Fire polish, and Slumping the dishes. Plus I enjoy looking at her jewelry during each video.
If you are new to fused glass or just want a little inspiration these are a fun easy way to learn some basic fused glass techniques, especially Cara’s videos.
If you would like to see some of my fused glass work or more of my reviews please refer to my website Elegant Fused Glass by Karen.
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