Video Tutorial: Pattern Bars 101 w/ Nancy Weisser

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Running Time: 3 Hours 23 min.

Skill Level: All

• Equipment Needed: Diamond Tile Wet Saw, Glass Grinder or 220 and 400 Diamond Hand Pad

• Kiln Shelf Size Needed: 10" Square for projects demonstrated but this technique can easily be adaptable to smaller kilns.

• 30 Page Printable Color Compelte Handout Included!

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In this skill building video class Nancy takes you through the steps to creating visually appealing artworks based in the beauty of pattern bar design. Nancy teaches you how to make six different styles of bars opening up endless design possibilities in your fused glass work. Beyond detailed instruction on constructing the bars themselves Nancy shows you ways to build clean, well constructed and nicely finished glass creations.  You learn all the steps and the short cuts as she demonstrates four different methods of fabrication presenting some of the many ways pattern bar slices can be assembled into final projects. All the steps are covered from cutting, designing, firing, sawing and finishing. Bonus lessons include the basics of preparing shelves and dams, multiple methods and strategies for cutting glass accurately and efficiently, pattern making for the perfect fit and tricks to minimize cold working. Beyond a tile saw no other machinery is required for finishing the work. If you are new to pattern bar making or experienced and would like to refine and simplify your process this video class is for you.  Nancy delivers a ton of information in easy to understand language that can be applied not only to your pattern bar projects but into all areas of your kiln formed glass practice.

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Pattern Bars 101 - Full Version03:23:09

Class Intro and Preparing Shelves and Dams00:10:05

Constructing a Basic Tack Bar00:10:32

Designing, Cutting and Damming Pattern Bars00:33:00

Assembling a Rod Bar00:05:02

Building a Drop-out Bar00:14:14

Assembling a Channel Bar00:09:57

End of Day Bar00:06:13

Slicing Pattern Bars on the Saw00:23:50

Construction Method #1: On Edge Pinwheel Border00:23:23

Construction Method #2: Working from a Pattern00:33:09

Construction Method #3: Playing with Pattern00:08:03

Construction Method #4: Combining Methods00:08:47

Sandblasting and Coldworking Methods00:15:46

Title: That's a Wrap00:01:08

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