Friday, August 14, 2009

Pate de Verre Workshop

July 2009.
Ready to explore "the unknown" we started by making some new acquaintances while Gayle Matthias, Senior Lecturer at Tremough, gave an enjoyable talk and visuals of her career and work, mostly in glass.
During the second part of the workshop we sampled the pate de verre process. Using prepared simple rectangular moulds and ourown designs we lined the inner surface of these moulds with fine glass granules mixed with of water and a binder then prepared the surface for firing under Gayle's control. There were mixed responses to the process. Some were surprised by the patience needed; others simply enjoyed it. And one committed convert was made to Pate de Verre,
Satisfactory result I would say and soon we will see the fruits of our endeavours.

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