Modeling Glass transforms powdered glass into a firm,
non-sticky material like clay!
No molds or freezing required.
Video: How to Mix Modeling Glass
Modeling Glass is a new product that has been in development for several years at Glass Bird Studios. It's a unique two-part kit consisting of a powdered binder and liquid medium that artists combine with water and their own powdered glass or frit. The resulting material has the consistency of clay, is smooth and easy to work with. It won't stick to your hands or tools. The binder and liquid medium are food-grade and non-toxic.
You can work with Modeling Glass in many of the same ways you would work with clay: roll into coils, roll into a flat sheet and cut out shapes, or press into silicone molds. Modeling Glass holds its shape without freezing. When fired to tack-fuse temperatures it will hold an amazing amount of textural detail. It can be thinned with water and used to create beautiful palette-knife textures. Combine colors to make your own blends.
Before firing, dry Modeling Glass shapes can be sanded, carved, and otherwise modified, virtually eliminating the need for extensive cold working after firing.
During firing, the binder and medium will burn away, and do not affect the compatibility of the glass. It can be used with either COE 90 or 96 glass, and at full-fuse temperatures, colors remain true.
Each kit makes over 3 pounds of Modeling Glass and comes with complete instructions for mixing, use, storage, and a suggested basic firing schedule. Modeling Glass is easy to use and gives artists a whole new way to work with hand-sculpted shapes!
Video: Making Shapes with Modeling Glass
NEW EBOOK! EXPLORING MODELING GLASS:
THE BASICS AND MORE
Exploring Modeling Glass: The Basics and More is essential reading for any artist looking to incorporate Modeling Glass into their work to achieve amazing dimensional effects. The first ebook about Modeling Glass, it is a definitive guide to creating with this exciting new product.
Written by Lois Manno, the creator of Modeling Glass, Exploring Modeling Glass contains 81 pages of clear, step-by-step instructions and 160 photos. Featuring seven complete projects, you will learn the basic techniques for mixing, sculpting, and combining Modeling Glass with enamels. The book includes project templates and all firing schedules (designed to work with both Bullseye and System 96) in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. This ebook is suitable for all levels of experience.
Attention: The mixing instructions for Modeling Glass were developed for use with Bullseye Glass powders. The ratio for mixing Modeling Glass with Spectrum/Uroboros or other powders is slightly different. INCREASE BINDER from 2 1/2 level teaspoons (6g) to 1 level tablespoon (7g). INCREASE WATER from 1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons (60g) to 1/4 cup plus 2 1/4 teaspoons (70g). That's it!