Looking for something fun and creative to do this summer? The glass sand casting class is a limited, specialized class that is perfect for you! Our instructors will help guide you in designing your own art glass tile and teach you about the mold making process for sand casting. You will design your own relief mold by pressing various objects into a pre-made sand mixture. You will then carefully remove the object to create an impression in the sand as a negative space is left behind. You can use numerous objects to make your design in the sand. You can bring your own small item to press into the sand, or we will have a variety of objects you can use. If you bring your own small objects to use in this process, you will need to avoid objects that are very delicate or will items that will create ‘undercuts’ that disturb the molded sand when being removed (ex: sea shells or sandbox toys). When the mold preparation is complete our instructors will ladle the molten glass from the furnace and pour it into your mold. 1 cast tile per person. Your piece will need to slowly cool down in our annealer before it will be ready to go home with you.
*This class is byob friendly and we will have popsicles and watermelon ready to cool you down when you are finished.