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    Advanced Mold Making and Lost Wax Casting with

    Linda Ethier

    Portland, Oregon

    May 6 -10 2014.

    6 student maximum

    Bring your ideas and build on your fusing and casting skills!

    In this 5 day class you will learn to create complex, 3 dimensional objects in glass with an emphasis on using the lost wax technique and multiple part molds.

    Linda will share her 30 years of experience casting glass including:

    • Techniques, tips and tricks for working with wax to create original models for casting.  There are times when only lost wax will do the job.
    • Refractory mold materials options, when to use which ones and a chance to try them out.
    • Mold making techniques; poured/block molds, shell molds, open face plaster molds for thick cast glass,  press molds, multiple part reservoir molds and hanging molds for casting solid and hollow core forms.
    • The mysteries of sprues, vents, reservoirs, and crucibles explained.
    • Glass options for casting; billets, patties, sheet, frits and powders, and reactive glass.
    • Making and managing color samples.
    • Packing molds
    • Kiln theory and setup and firing schedules
    • Finishing / coldworking options

    Students will make 2 projects and several samples.

    Course level: Intermediate

    $ 850.00 all materials and detailed class notebook included.


    Call 503 / 238-5776 or email for more information.

    Ethier Studio
    2846 NE Glisan Street
    Portland, Oregon 97232


    I cannot recommend Linda’s casting class strongly enough.

    She is a fused glass pioneer, has been kiln casting glass longer than just about anyone anywhere, and is an superb teacher.  You will not find a more experienced kiln casting artist or more generous instructor.

    If you are looking to learn how to cast glass in a kiln you will not find a better opportunity.

    Helios Kiln Glass Studio


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