There is a bead fest heading my way and there is a workshop on GlasClay... ok, I don't know if it is specifically that brand but its glass that has been suspended in a medium to make it "clay like" in its properties. It dries and fired in a kiln (around 1200-1500F if I remember correctly).
From my understanding, its similar to metal clay.... as in X (X being silver, gold, or glass) suspended in medium to make it pliable for an amount of time and then fired at a high temp when it dries.
Just looking to see if the class is worth it or, just get the stuff and start playing.....
Thanks in advance!
class info: from clicking thru on the bead fest websitehttp://www.beadfest.com/philadelphia/workshops.aspx
Bead Fest Philadelphia Workshop
Workshop Date: Thursday, August 16, 2012
Time: 6-Hour (8:00 AM-4:30 PM)
Level: All Levels
Technique: Kiln Fusing
Classroom: Room 17
Learn techniques to create new and unique pieces for jewelry such as beads, buttons, charms, and pendants. Students will learn how to mix, create and fire GlasClay using molds, texture mats and cutters to create frames and settings for fused glass cabochons. They will learn how to make sculptural pieces, create flowers, vines, and leaves etc. All pieces will be fired and returned to students after the show.
Value of Included Kit: $10
Materials In Included Kit: Includes up to 6 glass cabochons.
The clay is supplied by Claymania Art Clay.
Students must bring these REQUIRED MATERIALS to class: Students are supplied with all tools etc., but are encouraged to bring their favorite clay working tools.