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Glass Casting 101

June 19 - 24, 2022

Jean Fernandes  ·  jeanfernandes.com

Workshop at a glance

Explore different methods for translating ideas into cast glass objects through kiln casting.


  • Model-making
  • Kiln casting
  • Cold-working/Finishing glass objects


  • Glass
  • Wax
  • Clay
  • Plaster / Silica
  • Alginate


  • Complete at least two finished glass objects
  • Knowledge of mold-making for glass
  • Knowledge of running a kiln cycle for glass objects

Artist Bio

Jean Fernandes is an international artist who lives and works in Texas. She earned her BA in graphic design at San Jose State University in California and her MFA in glass at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her prior exhibitions include Materials Hard + Soft in Denton, Texas and Emerge/Evolve in Bellevue, Washington. Fernandes’ awards include the Stanislav Libensky Award at the Prague Gallery of Czech Glass, Czech Republic, a Bullseye Glass Emerge finalist, and a Niche Award. Fernandes is also published in an Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology.
Arrowmont Connections

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Workshop Description

In this workshop students will explore different methods for translating ideas into cast glass objects through kiln casting. Lectures and demonstrations will cover strategies for mold making, mold recipes, kiln set-up, annealing schedules, and finishing work in the cold shop. You will leave the class with many ideas and information, finished cast objects, and a thorough understanding of the positive and negative relationship between the model and the mold. Participants should plan to bring several sketches and found objects for inspiration and idea development. Be prepared to have fun and work hard. This workshop is geared for beginners but will accommodate all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $775  ·  materials list

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