Monday, July 18, 2011

Chaney Workshop Day Two

What a great teacher Meagan is; we learned so much and day one and even more today. My head is spinning. This is day two of the workshop at Meagan Chaney's and we're learning about the types of glass, how to cut glass, melt tube glass, grinding glass, and slumping or firing glass.

cutting glass

melting tube glass

glass grinder

studio on right

studio middle

studio left

Meagan explaining about glass properties

Here we've loaded our glass pieces in the glass kiln and loaded our clay pieces into the ceramic kiln.

We even have some homework for our class. Next weekend we get to see our work and learn even more, can't wait. In the mean time, up next is some new work of mine from my recent firing.


  1. oh, it looks exciting - I look forward to seeing your results!

  2. Homework? Now that is a serious workshop.
    Can't wait to see your finished products.

  3. What fun. It'll be interesting to see how this all translates into your work in the future too.

  4. what fun to learn new stuff... it could take you in a whole new direction!

  5. You are having TOO much fun!!

  6. I've been curious as to why the glass doesn't stick to the kiln shelf when heated yet glaze does.

  7. Sounds intense, but fun. Can't wait to see what you did!

  8. Wow, what an amazing workshop! Looks like a lot of fun, too! Have a great week, cher!

  9. Hi Anna, thanks, I can't wait either.

    Hi Patti, thanks, yeah homework, but a fun assignment.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, I haven't had time to think of new work yet but I am sure it'll be coming soon.

    Hi Michele, thanks, I was drooling over all the glass samples and thinking I so don't need any more new directions but what can I do.

    Hi Tracey, thanks, yeah it is a lot of fun learning new stuff for sure.

    Hi Lori, thanks, I am not sure about that, but I know the kiln wash is a different type, notice the color of it is pink?

    Hi Charlene, thanks, yes it was a bit intense as three days is kind of short to learn about glass, Meagan normally teaches this in a week long workshop.

    Hi Marguerite, thanks, I'm planning on some down time this week due to the whirlwind weekend.


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