McComsey Career Development Center
Visual Arts : Glass

Processes, Techniques and Specific Knowledge Areas

    __Coldworking
  • Polishing
  • Sandblasting
  • Etching/acid-etching
  • Cutting
  • Engraving
  • Gluing
  • Laminating
  • Glass drilling

    __Hot glassworking
  • Italian cane techniques
  • Murrine
  • Italian style blowing using a garage
  • Mold-blowing (2-part plaster, 1-part hot oven, metal, wood)
  • Color dropping
  • Bitworking
  • Solid sculpting
  • Blown sculpting
  • Traditional vessel-making
  • Production
  • Assisting
  • Gaffing
  • Powders
  • Graal
  • Paradise Painting
  • 3D design
  • Production glassware

    __Hot and kiln casting
  • Molten glasscasting
  • Slumping
  • Optical slump casting
  • Glass fusecasting/fusing
  • Refractory/sand/metal/graphite moldmaking
  • Frit casting
  • Lost wax
  • Plaster casting

    __Lampworking
  • Bead work
  • Small scale glass sculpture

    __Stained glass
  • Metal welding
  • Lead filling
  • Glass cutting
  • Restoration
  • Design

    __Firing/enameling glass
    __Solidworking
    __Pate de verre
    __Packing/shipping
    __Flexible shaft engraving

Materials, Equipment, and Technology

    __Casting mold materials
  • Bentonite loose sand
  • Rigid CO2 set sand
  • Graphite, steel
  • Zircar shell
  • Plaster silica solids

    __Adhesives
  • UV glues
  • Epoxy
  • Caulk
  • Silicone
  • Flexible gel adhesives
  • Generic glues

    __Lampworking materials
  • oxygen-gas bench torch
  • pyrex and soda lime glasses

    __Tools
  • Diamond cut-off saw
  • Flat/roller platen vertical belt sander
  • Diamond flatting wheel
  • Glass drill press
  • Coolant-fed diamond band saw
  • Grinding/cutting lathe
  • Diamond wheel, polishing wheel
  • Die grinder
  • Diamond bits
  • Handheld etching/grinding tools
  • Sandblaster
  • Recipro-lap automatic polishing machine
  • Pneumatic diamond shaping tools
  • Steam machine
  • Steel marver
  • Digitry GB4 controller
  • Ultraviolet curing lamp

    __Facilities
  • Garage
  • Electric bell-top flash kiln
  • Mobile sandcasting cart
  • Gloryhole
  • Casting furnace,
  • Ovens (front-loading/sliding-top annealing oven, top-loading color oven, computer-controlled)
  • Exact propane bench torch
  • UV gluing station