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Re: Glass art!

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Betti P. Longinotti (wsfcs-art)
Thu, 2 Dec 1999 16:21:56 -0500 (EST)

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Linda and all-
The Corning Museum of Glass website is included below. Once there, go
to -The Studiio. They have workshops year round, and they always sound
interesting. I have never been there but have friends that have taught
for them.

Of course there are many educational facilities across the country which
provide glass technique curriculum and workshops... Penland, Pilchuck,
Arrowmont...Haystack, I think, but I suggested Corning as it is in the
Northeast per the first reply.

Regarding fiberfrax... it comes in a variety of forms and thicknesses,
one being which I use - 'a paper'. It can be placed in a kiln, as a
surface to fire upon, thus making it wonderful for glass firing when
fusing or painting with vitreous paints. It survives through several
firings as long as it is not handled much.... just leave it in the kiln.

Of course you can fire glass in a ceramic kiln, but finally their are
some kilns out there now which are designed as glass kilns, and more
applicable to glass techniques.

Fiberfrax can be purchased in most places that would sell glassmaking
supplies. Suppliers that I know deal with schools- Sunshine Glass
Company and Ed Hoys.

Hope this helps.

Artfully yours,
Betti P. Longinotti
K-12 Lead Art Teacher
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
on the www at:

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