The Kiln Formed Glass Club is all about helping you improve your skills, whether you are a beginner, or a “seasoned professional” we can all learn something…
This is where you access all Basic Skills video tutorials, and PDFs. Please feel free to ask questions in the community.
In this video, Liz uses plain English (and tries out American English!!) to help you understand what goes on in your kiln during a program, so you know how to troubleshoot issues and “kiln fairy” disasters! https://www.kilnformedglassclub.com/understanding-firing-schedules/
Different Ways of Applying Enamels
In this video Liz shares the different ways she uses to apply enamels… access the video tutorial here https://www.kilnformedglassclub.com/mays-of-using-enamels-in-fused-glass/
The 6mm Rule (with Coral Bowl Tutorial)
The 6mm Rule is the basis of all filmformed glass work.. you need to understand it to avoid problems, but also learn how to use it to create interesting work.. swings and roundabouts.. ;)..
Included in the Basic Skills video is how to make a Coral Bowl, just one way of utilising the 6mm rule…
Access the fill video here https://www.kilnformedglassclub.com/the-6mm-rule-and-how-to-use-it-to-your-advantage/
Cold Working – an Overview
Liz takes us on a tour of her workshop’s cold working machinery, explains the difference between them, and how to use them.. she also covers how to cold work without machines. Find the video here https://www.kilnformedglassclub.com/coldworking-an-overview/
Want to know how to cut circles? (and who doesn’t??) Liz has her own way of doing it that (mostly! lol) works for her… check out the “how to” here.. https://www.kilnformedglassclub.com/cutting-circles/
Getting ready to make a powder landscape
Over the years, Liz has learned how to make life easier when creating powder and fruit landscapes.. in this tutorial she shares how she does it… as well as some of the tools she uses to create them…. access the tutorial here https://www.kilnformedglassclub.com/setting-up-for-success-with-powder-and-fruit-landscapes/
Following on from the “getting ready” video, this introduction to Landscapes takes you one step deeper into the topic…
In this video Liz looks at what to think about when starting to work with landscapes… how to start thinking about the work you are going to make.. thinking ahead and making samples.. ways to look at images and be inspired by them.. and much much more…
To access the fused glass video tutorial, follow the link here
Further insights and building on the “Landscapes in Glass, The Basics.. ” fused glass tutorial
How to drill a hole in glass
In this basic skills fused glass video, Liz shows you how to successfully drill a hole in your glass.