Strip Plate Construction for Beginning & Advanced Fusers – Thursday, April 16 7:00-9:30 PM & Saturday, Aprl 18, 9:00AM-4:00PM

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Date(s) - 18/04/2015
All Day

Kessler Craftsman Studio



Conceptualized by fused kiln glass pioneer, Klaus Moje and furthered by glass artist, Steve Immerman, strip construction is an amazing technique used by beginners & experts alike, to infuse color, pattern & design into amazing, evocative work.  This class, suitable for beginners, will start on Thursday evening, April 16th with glass strip-cutting techniques & color/design theory and then by 4:00 on Saturday, each student will build a 10″ x 10″ strip plate using class teachings.  The pieces will be fired & slumped by the instructor.  Students may arrange to cold work, sandblast & otherwise refine their pieces after firing.  This class is suitable for beginners.
Cutting thin strips using the 1/2 principle
Lining & using molds & dams
Pattern & design considerations (scale, color, pattern)
Borders, windows, central design elements (pattern bars, rod & screen melts)
Reactive glasses
Firing & slumping

Class size limited to six students.  Please call 214-952-8127 or e-mail: in order to register.  Cost is $175 & includes all materials, instruction & firing.


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About Kessler Craftsman

Larry Pile, known as the Kessler Craftsman, is based in Dallas, Texas in the Kessler Park historical neighborhood, adjacent to the famous Bishop Arts District.


Since boyhood, Larry has been interested in the expressive arts in multiple different media. Rooted in classical technique, where such technique exists, he utilizes traditional concepts and materials, melding them with modern and innovative materials and techniques to create fresh, invigorating, and often colorful, work....[read more]

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