Glass Craft & Bead Expo concluded its 20th annual show on March 30, 2014, at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 250 classes were taken by 900 students who hailed from 48 states and 7 Canadian provinces. Students and attendees also came from as far away as Australia, Chile, China, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Guatemala, Sweden, Russia, and the UK. The tradeshow had over 100 exhibiting companies, with a three-day attendance of over 7,800 viewing the latest in glass technology, equipment, and techniques. Many artists were also selling their work to the public. The 2015 Glass Craft & Bead Expo will be held once again at South Point, with classes scheduled for April 8–12 and the tradeshow for April 10–12. 800‑217‑4527 702‑734‑0070 www.glasscraftexpo.com
Diamond Tech makes it easy to create handmade garden art and learn to mosaic at the same time with six new Garden Project Kits. Each kit includes a reusable mold, white outdoor cement, glass or tile, a pattern assortment, instructions, and other accessories that are appropriate to each kit. Glass enthusiasts can transcend department store merchandise and create their own idea of style. Create an environment filled with mosaic character, comfort, and fun by trying the Planter, Songbird, or Patriotic Stepping-Stone Kits. Also try any of Diamond Tech’s new Create ‘n’ Learn Kits that include Starry Nights, Bug-a-Boo, and Sundial. 800‑937‑9593 813‑806‑9593 www.diamondtechcrafts.com
Uroboros Glass presents its glass colors for spring, including Peacock Green Opal Frit, a deep blue-green that adds a stunning new dimension to the System 96® Opal palette. It’s available in all five grain sizes and three package sizes. Also part of the company’s collection is Spring Collage sheet glass, with each sheet having a one-of-a-kind collage of fractures and streamers in spring greens and blossom pinks with lacy white veils. To complete the spring palette, Gold-Pink Striker sheet glass is a true pink that’s perfect for spring apple or cherry blossoms. 503‑284‑4900 www.uroboros.com
KWC, LLC Table Foiler has a new website that will have a listing for all active dealers, as well as links to YouTube videos that explain how the tool is used. Check out this new and informative website. 800‑250‑1790 www.tablefoiler.com
AAE Glass now has a new line of decals created by artist Tanya Veit. These High-Fire Decals fire between 1300ºF and 1425ºF and can be used while fire-polishing or slumping at the same time. Two color decals are black with metallic high-fire gold or silver lining. Ventilation is key to a perfect gold or silver finish. 239‑471‑7724 www.aaeglass.com
Franklin Art Glass is pleased to announce a celebration of nine decades in the stained glass industry. As part of the ninety-year celebration, Franklin Art Glass will be running monthly e-mail blowout specials throughout 2014. Visit the company’s website to learn more about these deals and click on the “Join our mailing list” button to sign up. 614‑221‑2972 www.franklinartglass.com
1 Glass Impressions now has a twelve-piece drilling set with a powerful suction cup guide to prevent drifting. Included are diamond-coated core drill bits in 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 1/2", and 3/4" sizes. These core drills can be used with a handheld drill and come with a compact case. The set is ideal for drilling non-tempered glass, mirror, ceramics, porcelain, marble, granite, and limestone.
McMow Art Glass Studio congratulates the 15th Annual “Glass As Art” contest winners. Each year the studio celebrates “Glass As Art” month by encouraging glass enthusiasts to submit their work to this annual contest. Entries can be submitted for six categories, and winners are awarded glass arts–related prizes in each category. Visit McMow’s website to view all of the winning pieces and to learn more about the studio’s beautiful glass art. 561‑585‑9011 www.mcmow.com
Anything in Stained Glass, your total discount supplier, has everything that the glass enthusiast needs to be successful creating in glass from the beginner to the advanced artist. This family owned and operated business has been providing friendly service and expert advice since 1979 with no gimmicks, just great prices. The company has over 9,000 square feet of showroom space filled with hundreds of great products and economical shipping. Visit the website for more details.
Aanraku Glass Studios is now offering new fan stands that provide a great way to light up your favorite small glass panels. The stands come in two styles—WBO, a 4" wide x 4" deep x 1‑1/4" hexagonal stand, and WBR, a 7‑1/2" wide x 3‑1/2" deep x 1‑1/4" rectangular stand. The stands come with electrical cords, sockets, and an in-line switch. 650‑372‑0527 www.abasg.com
Skutt Kilns introduces the FireBox 8x6 LT, a new kiln that gives the glass, ceramic, and metal clay artist plenty of options. There are built-in programs for glass, ceramics, and PMC, but users can also write their own programs with Ramp/Hold. The kiln plugs into standard household voltage and easily stores away in a closet when not in use. 503‑774‑6000 ww.skutt.com
Spectrum Glass Company announces more offerings for System 96® Fusers’ Reserve™. In addition to the ten-pack of assorted 12" x 12" pieces, the company has been releasing larger sheets of some Fusers’ Reserve products. This is a limited edition product, so be sure to check in with your retailer frequently to find out what’s currently available. 425‑483‑6699 www.spectrumglass.com
Paragon Industries L.P. announces that John Hohenshelt will be stepping down as president of Paragon Kilns. The Hohenshelts, who purchased Paragon Industries thirty-one years ago, will continue to own the company and look forward to building kilns well into the future. Todd Lokash, who brings a lot of experience in manufacturing to the company, has been selected as the next president and is looking forward to maintaining the reputation for quality that Paragon enjoys while continuing to improve designs and services. 800‑876‑4328 972‑288‑7557 www.paragonweb.com
D&L Art Glass Supply is excited to present 4" square pieces of Profusion Patterned Dichroic Glass. Artists can choose from a myriad of color and pattern combinations that are available in both 90 and 96 COEs. These great new offerings from D&L are perfect for those wanting to work with this fun accessory glass while staying within a budget. Call or visit the company’s website to learn more. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
Timeless Tiffany has up to 40 percent of list pricing available on full sheets at its “Stained Glass Supplies on Sale” website. Save on Bullseye 90 COE and standard as well as Spectrum System 96® and standard glasses. Order online to have glass shipped or pick it up at Timeless Tiffany in Elkton, Maryland. There are also new larger shipping sizes available on full sheets. See the company’s main website for more information.
410‑287‑3900 www.timelesstiffany.com www.stainedglasssuppliesonsale.com
McMow Art Glass Inc. is excited to announce a recent partnership with Bullseye Glass Co. as of February 1, 2014. As a new Bullseye dealer, McMow will now be offering the full line of Bullseye glass and products at competitive prices. In addition, all Bullseye glass and products will be discounted up to 25 percent off year round. McMow’s newly renovated studio now consists of a 10,000-square-foot teaching facility, as well as full service retail and warehouse space. There are also three new certified glass teachers in the studio teaching kiln forming techniques for beginners to novices. The company will continue to expand its teaching capabilities to cater to those wishing to learn the glass arts or perfect their skills. 561‑585‑9011 www.mcmow.com
Top Tools presents a Two-Part Bead Display Stand with O-Ring. There is finally a good-looking, easy-to-transport 1‑1/5"–diameter bead display base. The mandrel is 3/32" in diameter. The display rod screws into a weighted zinc base for stability, features two-part assembly for easy travel, and unscrews for packing and shipping. A black O-ring is included for display height adjustment. This great new base makes doing displays free and easy. Available from Art Glass Retailers and Distributors.
D&L Art Glass Supply is constantly adding new bevel clusters to the company’s Choice, American, Infinity, and Glassmith Studio lines. Bevel clusters are a gorgeous way to add depth and dimension to stained glass pieces, expecially on doors and door sidelights. From simple to intricate designs, D&L has a bevel cluster for every need. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
Master Artisan Products now has the Frit Monster for glass artisans who would like to make commercial volume frit. The Frit Monster features a monster-sized 6" x6" x 6" steel container with a chisel head that is fitted onto a heavy-duty smasher. This configuration allows for the use of a pneumatic air hammer to pound frit at turbo speed. 250‑382‑9554
Canadian artist, Jean Beaulieu, presents Oriental Fragrance: Illustrated Designs of Oriental Culture. This new collection includes thirty-one designs for the glass enthusiast that cover all levels of expertise from beginner and intermediate to expert. Included are designs for Oriental portraits, symbols, origami shapes, and fans for panels and free-form projects. 819‑383‑1681 www.jeanbeaulieu.com
D&L Art Glass Supply has a wide variety of casting molds, including the popular glass cabochon cameo molds from Creative Paradise, Inc. Designs vary from timeless classics such as the Woman Cameo mold to the fun, unique Skull & Crossbones and Dragonfly molds. Make the details of each figure in your cameo really stand out by using vastly different colored frits. Check the company’s website for D&L’s ever-expanding line of Creative Paradise molds, including new styles by Patty Gray plus a video tutorial with useful tips and tricks to help you create beautiful glass cameos. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
Dragonfly Software is pleased to announce a new pattern CD from Christie Wood, American Jewels, a collection of sixty designs that reinterpret the classic look of American stained glass windows from the 1850s through the 1930s. This collection features geometric patterns; stylized interpretations of roses, bells, ribbons, and fans; designs with brilliant jewels and bevels; and the clean, straight lines of the art deco movement. American Jewels also includes a special section of truly lavish designs for use as centerpieces in grand mansions, hotels, and residential windows. The CD comes with a free trial version of Glass Eye 2000 that provides all you need to recolor, resize, and print the patterns. If you choose to purchase Glass Eye 2000, you’ll also be able to draw your own designs, but you don’t need to purchase the program to use the patterns. Visit the company’s website to preview all of the patterns in this unique collection. 800‑553‑7246 831‑438‑3200 www.dfly.com
Uroboros Glass Studios has five new System 96® frit colors in shades of blue and one green to expand and enhance the company’s existing frit palette. All five new colors are available in all five grain sizes and three package sizes. Colors include: Payne’s Gray Opal, a shadowy Gray-Blue; Chambray Opal, a Gray-Blue/Blue Gray complex tone; Hydrangea Opal, the lightest Cobalt Blue with a hint of Violet; Blue Topaz Transparent, a tropical-toned blue that falls between Sky Blue and Deep Aqua; and Apple Jade Green, a lush Green-Blue that bridges the gap between Turquoise Green and Turquoise Blue 503‑284‑4900 www.uroboros.com
Spectrum Glass has released two new blends in the company’s popular Pearl Opal Art Mix glasses that round out the series in a fresh, light direction. Key Lime, #6022‑81CC, is made up of the delicate yellow-greens of early spring entwined with clear on a Pearl Opal base. Extending the range of Pearl Opal greens, Key Lime is sure to become indispensable for creating depth in foliage and natural scenes. Blue Skies, #603‑81CC, is a classic summer-blue sky with high wispy clouds. Think of it as an airy daylight option in the sky-painting palette of the Pearl Opal line. 425‑483‑6699 www.spectrumglass.com
Diamond Tech, with over twenty-one years of experience in the art glass industry, has manufactured two new Studio Pro products, Machine Coolant and Cutting Oil. Diamond bits and blades will last longer with the Studio Pro Coolant, which can be added to grinder and saw reservoirs to reduce heat and friction to extend tool life and promote faster cutting and grinding. Studio Pro Glass Cutting Oil is the perfect lubricant to keep your cutting wheel rolling freely for a better score and glass separation. Water soluble and noncorrosive, this formula makes for easy cleanup, rinsing off hands, surfaces, and clothing.800‑937‑9593 813‑806‑2923
Armour Products invites you to etch your own wedding glasses plus save time and money while creating permanent keepsakes for the most important day in your life with the 12-9701 Wedding Celebration Kit. With this Over ’N’ Over stencil pack, you can create glasses for the entire wedding party including the bride, groom, best man, maid of honor, bridesmaids, and groomsmen. The stencils can be reused up to fifteen or twenty times depending on care and other variables of use, which makes them perfect for creating glasses for everyone in your own wedding or as gifts for all of your favorite brides and grooms to be. The stencils can be used with Armour Etch Cream or the Armour Sand Etch Mini Blaster. In addition to the stencils, the kit contains 12 bow ties and 100 rhinestones that are self-stick but that are not designed to withstand repeated hand washings. The etched areas, however, are permanent.
D&L Art Glass Supply now has many new additions to its inventory including the 2014 Lamp for All Seasons calendar, new stained glass pattern books from Jean Beaulieu, and Milon Townsend’s Kiln Casting Glass, a detailed guide to lost wax and reverse relief techniques. D&L also stocks current and past editions of Glass Patterns Quarterly and The Flow magazines. Become inspired by the beautiful workmanship displayed in each issue and begin creating for the busy upcoming holiday season. D&L is your source for instructional periodicals, books, DVDs, and more. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
KleenMaster Sinks presents the Ultra-2238 KleenMaster Wash & Rinse Sink. This 11‑5/8" deep by 22‑3/8" wide by 38" long sink comes in its natural color of white polypropylene and includes a stainless steel frame and pullout faucet. These sinks are all hand machined and welded together with a matching backsplash that attaches to the back and each end. Each leg is adjustable to accommodate uneven floors. All sinks come with an armrest on all sides, are made in Wisconsin in the USA, and will last a lifetime. The shelf is optional. These sinks are also available in Black with optional costs. Visit the company’s website for more details.
Jubilee Creative has released a new line of “Create-a-Snowflake” fusible precut glass designs just in time for the winter glass crafting season. Also making a debut this season is a new penguin glass design, new snowman glass designs complete with hats, and a new fusible snowman face glass decal. Visit the company’s website for free project and learning guides .877‑845‑6300 314‑296‑3885 www.jubileecreative.com
Jean Beaulieu has added a new pattern book to his extensive offerings. World of Sports includes 32 stained glass designs for the hobbyist with full-size patterns for both panels and freeform projects for beginner, intermediate, and expert glass enthusiasts. This volume joins Beaulieu’s extensive collection of pattern books that cover a wide variety of themes for cats, dogs, birds, florals, boats, horses, Egyptian designs, fish, stuffed animals, and many others. 819‑383‑1681 www.jeanbeaulieu.com
D&L Art Glass Supply is constantly adding new styles or murrine and cane to its 90 and 96 COE accessory glass lines. Known as a great addition to fused glass pieces, murrine instantly adds a bit of design and color to your latest creation. Choose from traditional millefiori floral designs, whimsical creatures, or wildlife and holiday themes. Use them in pendants, plates, earrings, and more to provide the perfect finishing touch. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
Skutt is now offering its newly manufactured and much anticipated Mini Scarab kiln designed by Marcel Braun. This smaller version of the popular Scarab model has a 12" x 12" x 16"-tall chamber that is the perfect size for many studios. Features include a stainless steel main door that opens and closes to a tight seal with ease, vent holes to keep the electronics cool, and the Easy-Glide point rest with optional 4" rests for more loading flexibility. The new hinge design and the point rest system, also found on new Scarabs, are smooth and precise. Visit the Skutt website for more information on this new kiln. 503‑744‑6000 www.skutt.com
Diamond Tech makes it easy for glass artists to organize, store, and transport stained glass tools and accessories with the custom-made tool caddy from Studio Pro. Made with high-density ABS plastics, this caddy has deep compartments to safely house tools, supplies, and loose parts. The comfort grip handle on the 14-1/4" x 6‑1/4" x 3‑3/4" caddy makes lifting easy. Special compartments include upright foil space with a tear blade, a large space for solder and flux with detachable flux brush and holder, and a sponge and sponge well for quick and easy cleaning of soldering iron tips. A heavy, copperplated iron, coiled cage prevents a hot soldering iron from touching the work surface and protects hands and nearby objects. Pull-out handles on both sides of the caddy allow for easy transportation and retract down and out of the way when not in use. 800‑937‑9593 813‑806‑2923 www.diamondtechcrafts.com
Top Tools is now offering a professional studio–quality, dual tracking strip cutter. With this basic strip cutter you can now do repetitive, uniform, professional strips. Cut most art glass up to 36" in length with ease. For longer sheet glass such as Spectrum, there are optional 52" replacement bars for longer glass strips. The strip cutter gets its uniform cutting through the use of two tracks—a pressure sensitive adjustable cutting head, sealed ball bearings on the tracking head, and a self-adhering ruler for accuracy when preparing to cut strips. Cutting glass strips has never been easier. Available from Art Glass Retailers and Distributors
AAE Glass, as a Bullseye Kiln Glass Resource Center, is fully stocked with opalescent, transparent, and streakie glass, plus seventy-five styles of iridized Bullseye Glass and Textures just added to AAE’s inventory. A special production of Holly Berry glass is also now in stock for your holiday season.239-471-7724 www.aaeglass.com
Diamond Tech presents the Powder Vibe, a vibrating pen that assists glass artists in their pursuit to paint and draw on glass. Much of Powder Vibe’s magic and success comes from the directness of the tops and the sleek body, and was introduced by Bearfoot Tools in 2008. The goal then was to create a battery powered equivalent of a pen, pencil, or paintbrush so artists could sketch or paint directly on glass. This new and improved stylus does just that. Simply apply pressure to the touch strip located in the side of the Vibe barrel to activate the vibrations, which release glass frit, powder, or enamels through a tiny opening on the tip. Quickly tap on the touch strip to dispense the content in the shape of dots and hold the touch strip down to form long strokes, lines, and curves. The Vibe comes with one standard tip, and additional tips and storage systems are available. 800‑937‑9593 813‑806‑2923 www.diamondtechcrafts.com
Timeless Tiffany Inc offers all colors of Van Gogh Glass. It’s a wonderful, easy-cutting glass designed to be used with reflected light. Van Gogh Glass works well in mosaics, stepping-stones, and wall hangings. 410-287-3900 www.stainedglasssuppliesonsale.com
Top Tools presents Candle Cups for the do-it-yourself glass illuminator. Fuse unique shapes in glass, then fix these internally stepped candle cups to the glass sculpture and turn it into a shining work of art. The cups are stepped inside to accommodate 1/8", 3/16", and 1/4" candles. If the candle is too large, the end can always be whittled down a little bit. These cups are fun and easy to use and are sold in packages of three. Available from Art Glass Retailers and Distributors.
Uroboros Glass presents its new System 96® “Metallic” Frit that provides the precious metal shimmer of the company’s popular sheet glass Gold and Silver Irids in a frit form. Medium Clear Metallic (F3-00-96 MIR), Coarse Clear Metallic (F5-00-96 MIR), and Mosaic Clear Metallic (F7-00-96 MIR), once fused, will stand out and add an unmistakable “lux” look to designs. A surprisingly different appearance than the company’s Rainbow Irid frit, these new frits can be fused over dark colors or black to achieve a dramatic, multilayered metallic shimmer. They are available in coarse, medium, and mosaic grain sizes
Diamond Tech provides a way for artists to make fast, easy, and accurate straight-line cuts, duplicate strips, and perfect circles with the Studio Pro Strip/Circle Maker. This unique dual purpose tool can be used with craft knives, marking pens, and pencils as well as glass cutters, making it an indispensible tool for design and construction. A rigid metal measuring bar with precise laser engraved markings provides accurate measurements to 1/16", and it’s also calibrated with metric engravings accurate to 1 mm. The strip base, circle base, and utility holder are made from high-impact plastics for accuracy and a longer life. Artists and crafters can use the edge of the material as a guide due to a unique strip base design that works on raised-edge work surfaces. The three-pronged circle-making base also makes it easy to see and center circles, and its floating action means better performance on uneven surfaces. Nonskid pads on the circle base keep it securely in place while marking or cutting.
800‑937‑9593 813‑806‑2923 www.diamondtechcrafts.com
Armour Products presents the #21-1604 Over ’N’ Over Reusable Glass Etching Stencils for faces, which can be reused up to fifteen or twenty times depending on care and other variables of use. The stencils can be used with Armour Etch Cream or the Armour Sand Etch Mini Blaster to add faces to your glass, mirrored, ceramic, and other nonporous projects. Included are designs for four sets of eyes and eyebrows, three mouths, three noses, two mustaches, and a nose/mouth combo. 973‑427‑8787 www.armourproducts.com
Paned Expressions Studios presents its 25th CD Pattern Collection, an exciting array of eye-catching cabinet door and lantern stained glass designs. Glass by Appointment Studio in South Africa has partnered with Paned Expressions again in creating delightful, elegant, timeless designs in traditional, Arts & Crafts, modern, contemporary, nature themes, and so much more. Now you can share the beauty of stained glass throughout your home in kitchen and bath cabinets, stereo cabinets, wine cellars, cabinet doors, lanterns, and beyond. Included are over 100 full-size black-and-white patterns in JPG, TIF, and GlassEYE formats. Glass color images are also included, making this collection super easy to resize, reshape, and print patterns on any computer. All 100 patterns from this CD can be viewed on the company’s website. 410‑676‑1248 www.panedexpressions.com
Diamond Tech announces the debut of its revolutionary Electric Mandrel Spinner (EMS) from the company’s line of Bearfoot Tools by Studio Pro. The EMS, complete with a convenient storage system, reduces arm, wrist, and hand strain while increasing bead production. This innovative tool provides a constant spinning motion of the mandrel that equally distributes gravitational pull and controls heat dispersion for well-shaped beads with little effort. Available in five different models, the EMS can be used to create twisty canes quickly and easily, marver effortlessly, create multiple even-sided spacers, and mix colors quickly, consistently, and bubble free. Artists can also use the EMS to tack a stringer around a bead quickly and evenly for consistent spirals and space dots evenly with speed and accuracy. Available at more than twenty glass art distributors in the United States and Canada, the complete line of Bearfoot Tools by Studio Pro can be seen on the company’s website. 800‑937‑9593 813‑806‑2923 www.diamondtechglass.com
Randy and Carole Wardell present the new B303 Drop-Thru Mold Forming Bundle. Artists can now create a dramatic footed vase using this three-piece drop-thru mold forming system that automatically aligns the drop to the center of a wineglass-style foot. The mold enables fusers to create a delicate vase shape in a kiln that is remarkably similar to vessels made using traditional glassblowing techniques. The system is formed from three components. The C100 Foot Casting Mold is used to create a 2‑7/8"‑diameter x 1/4"‑thick cast glass foot using small pieces of scrap glass. The DT300 Tripod Base supports the Drop-Thru Ring as it holds and centers the cast foot disk. The DT305 Fluted Drop-Thru Ring shapes the vase and guides the drop onto the cast foot disk. Turning the ring one-third revolution will position it at one of three different levels to produce three distinctly different vase heights. Find this and other fusing products at the Wardell Joy of Fusing website.
Evenheat presents the Studio Pro 41 kiln designed with a large, wall-free floor and seamless shelf to allow artists to produce large and architectural pieces without reservation or restriction. The kiln enlarges and further develops the design concepts of the company’s Studio Pro program, which features both front and top access. Handles have been designed for actual use, with the lid handle being lowered and extended to offer an easy reach, and the main chamber handle properly anchored to the strong corners. Placing the kiln is also easy, since the floor and main chamber are independent of each other during set-up and may be moved through doorways as narrow as 28 inches. In addition, the available full, seamless firing shelf offers 6.14 square feet of firing surface. And the Studio Pro 41 is equipped with features you’ve come to expect from Evenheat such as the Rampmaster with Swing View pivoting control, laterally positioned lid heating elements, spring-assisted lifting, and construction details designed to promote easy use and long life. Quality and performance are what you expect from Evenheat, and the Studio Pro 41 delivers. 989‑856‑2281 www.evenheat-kiln.com
H.L. Worden presents the CF18-29 Rose Bush T, the latest addition to the WordenSystem™ “Make a Lamp” series. This lamp is a composite reproduction of the original Tiffany Rose Bush shades as shown on page 156 in Dr. Neustatdt’s book, The Lamps of Tiffany, as well as page 157 of The Lamps of Tiffany Studios book by William Feldstein Jr. and Alastair Duncan. This three-repeat design is made using the CF18 FullForm™. 500‑541‑1103 509‑854‑1557 www.wordensystem.com
Fusion Headquarters has Flexi-Glass, an exciting new product developed by glass artist David Alcala. It lets glass artists create fusible paper-like glass film that can be cut with scissors then fused. But there are some tricks to using it that are covered in two new free videos on using Flexi-Glass from the company to help master making the glass film while showing how to control imagery to get stellar results from this innovative product. The videos are available by clicking the Flexi-Glass link at the company’s website or by searching YouTube for Flexi-Glass Fused Glass Medium.
His Glassworks Inc is proud to be a new distributor for Hang Your Glass mounting hardware and adhesives. Hang Your Glass hardware makes it simple and convenient to wall mount your glass in various forms and gives artists more possibilities for displaying artwork. Orders can be taken by phone or on the company’s website.
800‑914‑7463 828‑254‑2559 www.hisglassworks.com
Carmen Flores Tanis, mixed-media artist and founder of Mad Craft Skills, will be teaching classes at Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) in Orange, California. The emphasis for these classes will be on the exciting new technique of etching dichroic glass with Printable Resist and include: Mad Craft Skills Etching Techniques—Using Printable Resist (July 13 and 20, September 28, and October 5); Advanced Etching Techniques—Linked Etched Charm Bracelet (August 10 and 17); and Dichroic Mosaic Panel—Using the Direct Method (September 7 and 14). All classes are two sessions each, and all levels of experience are welcome. For more details, visit the Mad Craft Skills website.
D&L Art Glass Supply now has System 96® T-Glass Packs, the new fusible glass packs from Spectrum. Each pack contains a random assortment of 80 square feet of glass consisting primarily of T-Glass, but it may also include up to eight sheets of specialty glass. System 96® T-Glass generally falls only slightly outside the standard color tolerances and is always tested 100 percent compatible. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
Gryphon Corporation has announced a new diamond saw specifically designed to make clean, straight cuts in glass rods, bottles, and similar material. It’s perfect for making murrine. A special, extra-thin six-inch diamond blade cuts through glass quickly and smoothly. An available fixture holds pattern bars and similar pieces firmly and feeds them through the blade, so your cuts are always straight and parallel. The Slicer features a powerful variable speed motor that can handle even large pieces of glass. It comes complete and ready to use with an extra-thin blade for glass and a standard blade for other materials. There It also includes a splash guard and an adjustable fence. The Gryphon Diamond Slicer is available from your local supplier. 818‑890‑7770 www.gryphoncorp.com
H. L. Worden’s “Make a Lamp” System now offers the SC7-19 Yin-Yang/Lotus Lamp. The yin-yang symbol represents the relationship between opposites such as light and dark, high and low, or fire and water. The lotus flower, shown in full bloom, is a beautiful spiritual symbol. Both designs are featured in this new pattern from Howard Worden, which is built on the SC7 7" MiniForm™. The shade can be displayed on the company’s 7" mini lamp base and makes an excellent night light or accent lamp.500‑541‑1103 509‑854‑1557 www.wordensystem.com
D&L Art Glass Supply now has bangle bracelet molds from Jayne Persico, the authority on art glass bracelets. These durable stainless steel molds are available in two sizes—extra small/small or medium/large. Both create beautifully smooth glass bangles with frit, scrap glass, decals, and more. Due to their size, many bracelets can be fired at once, depending on the size of your kiln. Visit the company’s website for more details. 800‑525‑0940 303‑442-3429 www.dlartglass.com
1 Glass Impressions now has a glass-drilling set with powerful suction cup guide to prevent drifting. The diamond-coated core drill bits come as six pieces, one each in 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 1/2", and 3/4" sizes. They are ideal for nontempered glass, mirrored glass, ceramics, porcelain, marble, granite, and limestone. These core drills can be used with a handled electric drill. A compact case is included. 920‑382‑1807 www.1glassimpressions.com
Wardell Products now offers the C105 Foot Casting Mold and F500 Stackable Fusing Foot Rings. Transport fused glass to the next level by adding a blown-glass-style stemmed foot to a draped bowl using the C105 Circle Foot Casting Mold to create a 3‑1/4"-diameter cast glass disk. Then shape and fuse the foot to the base of a bowl during a standard drape firing schedule. 954‑607‑2189 www.wardellproducts.com