Kiln Size Needed: Any
This video is some of the richest content we have seen to date on the subject of coldworking & finishing your fused glass. If you are a beginner to intermediate glass artist or just want to bring your glass work to a "gallery quality" level, this video is for you. Nathan demonstrates coldworking using a lap wheel, saw, sandblaster and hand-lapping with silicone carbide grit. His extensive lecture on using the heat of your kiln to achieve a matte, satin or glossy finish makes this video worth purchasing alone. This video is for anyone who is a glass enthusiast who owns cold working equipment, is thinking about purchasing equipment or who just wants to learn to start finishing your glass and bring your work to a beautiful level of sophistication. We cannot say enough great things about this video class. Topics that Nathan will cover include:
- explaining volume and firing considerations based on your glass thickness
- using fiber paper to control edges
- getting rid of the dreaded divitrification (with & without a sandblaster)
- using a wet diamond tile saw
- using a lap wheel & the various discs. Tips on proper technique, beveling, edges, corners & polishing glass with cerium oxide
- the art of firepolishing
- controlling the look of your glass with heatwork
- matte, satin & glossy glass...how to achieve
- removing shelf or paper texture with silicone carbide
- hand-lapping with silicon carbide
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Fundamentals of Coldworking & Finishing Glass w/ Nathan Sandberg - Full Version02:10:14
This video can be watched in your library by full version or chapter selection. Handouts and firing schedules can be downloaded and found in your library next to the "watch now" button.
2. Fusing Considerations00:15:03
5. Tile Saw - Edge Trimming00:11:11
6. The Lap Wheel00:17:51
7. Diamond Hand Pads00:06:08
8. Lap Wheel - Part 200:10:45
9. Polishing Glass w/ Cerium Oxide00:12:54
10. The Fire Polishing Guru00:07:50
11. Hand Lapping - Removal of Shelf Texture00:22:40
12. Clean Shield Application00:05:06
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Must Have review by Judy Tobacco on 9/18/2019
This video will help you take your glass fusing to a whole new level. The instruction is clear, follows the processes step by step and will help any level of artist produce more professional results. It helped me to rethink some of my studio practices. Nathan is a awesome instructor and I appreciated his ever present focus on safety.
Helpful Information about Coldworking review by Laura Lavezzo on 1/13/2019
The class was helpful. Taught great techniques and gave information on different finishes. Great coldworking information for beginners. Exciting to see how you can take your work to the next level with cold working. Thank you for offering this class.
Yes, this video can help you ! review by Sandy Moore on 1/10/2019
I wasn't sure if I would find this video very helpful since I only make jewelry. I quickly realized that this video was for me. Nathan helped me see what I was doing right...and why. Also what I was doing wrong...and why. The WHY was given in a precise easily understood way. Tanya, thank you for offering video classes taught by experts. Being able to rewatch the videos is a huge bonus.
Good info even if you've been working in fused glass awhile review by MICHAEL on 1/8/2019
Nathan gives very concise information, sometimes overdoing wit repetation on the amount of information. But all in all a great bit of information
Great Value! review by Lisa S. on 10/6/2018
Even if you have experience with using some of these cold working tools there are some good tricks to add to your cold working and best practices for cold working. Anyone who likes visual learning will benefit from this video.
Fabulous educator! Nathan is a talented artist and generous teacher. The course is worth every penny! review by Sharol Strickland on 9/29/2018
I am very fortunate to have attended 2 of Nathan’s murrine classes in person. I came away from each with a solid grasp of the processes involved as well as the inspiration to include the techniques in my own work.
I’ve been working in kiln formed glass for over 12 years and consider myself a competent coldworker. Still, I learned a lot from this video lesson and recommend it wholeheartedly. Nathan shares his knowledge clearly and in easy to follow steps, each building on the next. A great course!
A must-view for makers wanting to become professionals review by Shannon Mabry on 9/29/2018
This on-line class is a must-view. Like it or not, galleries want cold worked glass. I started cold working a couple of years ago and was instantly rewarded by acceptance into shows and galleries. Nathan is a master and explains and demoes the options with his usual clarity and skill.
As always, I learn something other than the advertised in these videos that help fill the gap in my mostly self taught background.
As always, the production values of these on-line classes are very high.
Must have. review by Carol Curry on 9/27/2018
I have all of Nathan’s videos to date and find everyone is a valuable tool in my studio. Ob
Helpful for beginner to advanced review by Melody Lynch on 9/26/2018
I thought I knew quite a bit about cold working but this video showed me things I didn't know as well as better ways to do things I did know. Love that he showed the "clear capping" with clear powder. The visual is better than just reading about it. Also appreciated the information about the different grits, more information than is usually given, even in classes.
Fantastic Video review by Kitty A Sexton on 9/24/2018
This video is packed full of great information. It has really improved my cold working skills! Totally worth the time and money to purchase and watch this video.
Take your pieces to the next level! review by Amanda Buzek on 9/23/2018
Great video and very informative. Brings to the table the importance of coldworking and the difference it makes in your piece.
Makes coldworking almost fun! review by Sue Palmer-Simmons on 9/23/2018
This has helped me understand how important coldworking is!
Finally Someone Explains Coldworking to a Beginner review by Lori Smith on 9/22/2018
I have had a lot of questions on cold working so I was very happy to see this video come out. Nathan explains the processes very well and I now feel more confident using my tools to reach a great end result.
A MUST HAVE in your collection!!! review by Tyrone Powell on 9/20/2018
This is a great video if you are wanting to take your glass to the next level!!! Nathan Sandberg gives you the extra to make your work look professional!!!
A Required Fundamental Basic! review by Cheryl Litwin on 9/19/2018
Have a small studio so can't invest in all the needed machinery for coldworking. Love that a bit of elbow grease can almost parallel that - and this is why this video is so valuable. The nuances of grit means a major difference in outcomes and this is covered in detail here. Appreciate the "how to" in beveling edges and other techniques that elevate professional appearance in a piece of work. I was thrilled to have access to this video and have watched it many times since. You won't be disappointed.
Very Informative review by Jennifer Stockman on 9/19/2018
I don't have all the cool coldworking supplies, but it's nice to see how they work. And it gives me ideas how to apply what I do have to my cold working.
The part with the grits is worth it for the price all together! I now feel confident using that method to finish a piece!
Necessary evil review by Temple on 9/19/2018
I hate cold working but Nathan breaks it down and shows you many ways to get it done painlessly. I am not as reluctant to make pieces that require Coldworking now which ups the professionalism of my work.
Must Have review by Roberta K on 9/19/2018
If you are serious about a professional look for your glass art, this is a must have. I feel my work has taken 5 steps forward after viewing this video and applying the techniques! Thank you Nathan and AAE Glass!