Patreon Videos List & Descriptions
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This page is a preview of all of my tutorial videos available on Patreon. Patreon is a platform for creators of content to be supported by patrons to continue creating. In my case, I am creating these videos and it does take me away from my own production work, so I am asking for a small amount of support to continue producing these. A monthly subscription fee of $3.00 is required to access all the videos listed below. This can be cancelled at any time. I do ad at least 3 new videos monthly, a total of 70 glassmaking topics are on the list!
Browse through the video descriptions below. Most of the glass fusing topics are at the top, most of the hot glass topics are at the bottom of this rather long page…
Embossing Dichroic Glass & Moldmaking
This video covers the making of reusable plaster/silica molds for use in embossing dichroic glass with a positive raised design.
Making “Spatter” for use in Decorating Dichroic Glass Jewellery
This video demonstrates the use of pre-fired frit as a way to push dichroic coatings inward away from the surface. Several combinations are used to create different final results.
Squeezing & Bending Dichroic Glass
This video introduces the concept of Displacement, using different volumes of glass above to push and spread lower layers. It also demonstrates the use of a converted tile saw for use as a glass grinder.
Embossing Dichroic Glass Using Ceramic Tiles
This video covers the use of ceramic tile patterned backs as molds for creating texture in embossed kiln glass.
Spatter Dichroic Glass Part-2 Bowls & Stencils
This video expands on the technique of “Spatter” with the use of stencils and creating larger work.
Making Millefiori Dishes (Part-1 Outer Rings)
This video covers the cutting, assembly and fusing of the outer rings used in the Millefiori and Mosaic dishes as a decorative feature and as a rigid boundary to pack the pieces against during assembly.
Mosaic & Millefiori Dishes (Part-2 assembly)
This video covers the cutting, annealing, and arranging of millefiori pieces for fusing.
Creating Shadows in Dichroic Fused Glass
The use of clear features to push the dichroic coating away from the surface, creating depth and shadows in the offset designs.
Drilling and Distorting Dichroic Fused Glass
This video covers the use of core drills for creating perfect circles, and the use of displacement pieces to bend and shift glass designs.
Etching Dichroic Jewelry with Stencils and Clip Art (Part-2)
This video covers the use of Vinly stencils for the production of etched dichroic pendants.
Press-Firing Dichroic Jewelry
Press-firing demonstrated for the making of lightweight earrings as thin as a dime, and the use of textured tiles for pattern pressing.
Millefiori and Mosaic Dishes Part-3 Fusing and Slumping
The 3rd video in the series on making millefiori dishes.
Dichroic scraps dishes
The use of dichroic scraps for making dishes, and the full-fusing of one thickness of glass.
The use of clear glass to move and “displace” the arrangement of coloured pieces nearby.
Hot Glass Casting (Part-1 Intro.)
This video covers the tools, movement, and process for successful blemish-free ladling of hot glass.
Hot Glass Casting (Part-3 Preparing Casting Sand)
The mixing and wetting of the foundry casting sand is covered here.
Hot Glass Casting (Part-5 Sand Cast Bowls)
Casting liquid glass onto convex forms can be a bit tricky. This video covers the process for making bowls with raised designs on the insides.
Using Powders to Decorate Jellyfish paperweights
This video covers the making of patterned molds for arranging glass powders for pick-up on paperweight gathers. This technique can also be applied to other forms of hot glass work.