Kiln Size Needed: 10" x 10"
Equipment/Machinery Needed: Wet Belt Sander or Lap Wheel (Optional)
The wait is over!
Born of a distant star, hurled through space by unknown forces, Kate Rocks! capture nebulae and deliver them to Earth in the form of pure visual intrigue captured in glass. Kate MacLeod’s imagination, coupled with a bit of savant, brings this vision to life. And now, after years of secreting her methods to create Kate Rocks! AAE Glass reveals her techniques through this video at long last!
From creating the original rock-like cast, to the finishing touches, Kate invites you to explore easy yet effective methods to cast with dichroic glass, dichroic extract, glow power, frit and billet. Yes there are methods to get it all just right! This video takes you through all the basics, plus expanded demonstration of the advanced techniques to create multi-level rock formations. Fear not, as each process is broken down into understandable segments, then combined for masterful effect. No specialty equipment or kilns are needed. No saws, no lap wheels, no wet belt sanders...none of those machines are needed. Detailed handouts are provided with firing schedules, diagrams, material information sheets and more (located in "my PDFs" in your dashboard.) In addition, you can do this technique in most sized kilns! A 6" deep kiln is all you need along with a shelf at least 10" in size. This amazing technique will take your glass to another level. You will astound your customers with this technique and impress art galleries & venues with this cutting edge work. Or, just give one for a fabulous gift!
Private Facebook Group: A private student group has been created on Facebook entitled: “AAE & Kate MacLeod - Kate Rocks! Student Group. You can search the name and request entry or copy and past this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/613208159016008/ Please allow up to 72 hours for your request to be approved. If you are not approved in 72 hours, please e-mail email@example.com with your name or order number.
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Kate Rocks! Cast Glass Meteorites, Geodes, and Captured Nebulae02:22:08
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.
1. Planning Your Piece00:03:30
2. Creating the Core00:26:20
3. The Sponge00:10:52
4. Creating the Mold00:24:22
5. Frit Mixing00:06:02
6. Removing the Sponge00:15:06
7. Creating the Crust00:15:24
8. Inserting the Core00:10:21
9. Firing the Rock00:03:55
10. Divesting the Mold00:05:33
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Glass Geodes review by Nadine Booth on 9/7/2019
I bought this video, a year before I tried it. I thought it would be too intense. Yes, it does take time (more than a day), but it's easy to follow. The steps to creating the geodes are simple and easy. I'm not good at remembering every step so I had to refer back to the video numerous times. Thankgoodness it's easy to view and with the video segments, it's easy to find the area you need help with. First geode is done and I'm happy with it. I'm looking forward to making more.
This was something I never knew was possible review by KATHY Reed on 1/9/2019
Having time to seat and take in all the information that was presented and be able to see again was something that was so great,
this was a wonderful and information was to the top of knowledge ladder and can't tell enough friend and fellow artist this cant be missed.
Kate, Tanya and all the AAE crew thank you so much for the sharing experince and take it to heart they give over the top.
Out of the World review by Julie Courville on 1/8/2019
This class is very different from other classes. It involves casting and a lot of kiln time. I think Kate does an amazing job of walking through each step. I hope to take the skills I learned here in a whole new direction. Thanks Kate!
Wow...incredible techniques ...well done video...excellent instructor review by Valerie Larson-Lohr on 10/22/2018
Loved this video!!! Expanded my skills and allowed me to create an unusual product! Highly recommend
Great video. review by terri johansson on 10/22/2018
I've wanted to create geodes in glass, so when I saw this I had to watch it!! Great video, can't wait til I have time to do my own spin on them!
Wow! review by Robin Ogg on 9/29/2018
Wow! This is so cool! Very well done!
WOW - A geode from the galaxy in fused glass! review by Cheryl Bourguignon on 9/29/2018
I have always loved geodes and the milky way - just never thought I could make a part of that in fused glass! Kate is a wonderful teacher and makes this rock design and sculpting process so understandable. Who could have thought that you could make a gorgeous fused glass rock that sparkles with color and fire in its depth but then also glows - WOW! Now I want to purchase Kate's dichro concentric circle jewelry video and keep rockin'!
Beautiful art, great instruction review by Shannon Mabry on 9/29/2018
It's great to get additional glass skills beyond fusing and slumping. I've loved her artwork for a long time and her years of success gives street cred to her teachings :-) She's well spoken with a unique technique. Definitely worth the money and the time.
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.
Totally Cool review by Alison Thomas on 9/29/2018
People are amazed at how cool these little geodes look, especially when they glow in the dark! Thank you Kate for this very detailed video and answering our Facebook page questions. These are truly one of a kind.
Mind Blown review by LESLIE BROWN on 9/26/2018
This technique took my glass fusing thought process in a whole new direction. Kate did a great job of showing every step, so you get a refresher in some basic skills. The material was well organized and the process well explained. The video quality was excellent. This technique allowed me to expand on some other ideas I had. Just full of great information.
Wow....great new technique that I can use AND adapt review by Elisabeth Miller on 9/26/2018
Loved this video and the Facebook group. I was fascinated with this technique and the resulting pieces. It is a complex process so having the video to refer back to is fabulous. I don't know how I would have managed from a class. Instructor was clear and concise and thorough.
This technique is amazing! review by Carolyn Kohler on 9/26/2018
This is an amazing technique. Well taught and easy to follow instructions. The video flows smoothly from one step to the next.
It is fun to learn a new process and to have new offerings at shows! Thanks so much for making this available.
WoW! Doable gallery quality art review by Gina on 9/26/2018
Kate does a very detailed step-by -step of this process. She has worked out all the kinks for glass to powder, and billets. I hope to have a couple of days to devote to this soon. It was a great opportunity to learn from such a master artist.
Super Fun review by Shelley on 9/26/2018
Loved this video! Kate takes you through each step making this project something anybody can do.
What a fun technique! review by Amanda Buzek on 9/23/2018
This technique is very different and complex. The "Kate Rocks" really stand out from the rest of the glass pieces when they are together. So absolutely beautiful!
Class well worth the money! review by Kathy Madison on 9/22/2018
This class was great. Very well taught and Kate instructions were easy to follow. I was even able to order all the supplies I needed right after I watched the video. I appreciate so much all the videos that AAE offers to those of us who live to far to visit and take classes directly from AAE Glass. You are great at bringing the best instructors right into our homes.
Excellent review by Alaina on 9/22/2018
This video tutorial is just amazing! It is easy to follow even for a beginner in this process, like myself. I highly recommend this video to anyone curious about how this rock is made.
Fun New Glass Idea! review by Lori Smith on 9/22/2018
I bought this video because I loved the pictures of the rocks. This was a very exciting new technique and Kate makes it easy to follow the steps to create them on your own. It's a long process, but she makes it enjoyable and relaxing each step of the way. I enjoyed it so much that I have signed up for her class at AAE in March 2019.
Beyond genius and innovated review by Paul davis on 9/20/2018
Kate is a great teacher. She tells you everything you need for her projects. It is clear and to the point. Great flow and I easily made my own Kate Rocks. Yea. Thank you so much!
My favorite video so far! review by Michelle Arena on 9/19/2018
I love the idea of these rocks! I don’t know how Kate came up with these realistic colorful rocks, but I’m so happy that she shared her process. Kate talks about all the trials and errors that went into the whole process of creating these rocks. What to do, what not to do and different ideas to try. Very informative; every step is included and described by Kate while she creates a rock from beginning to end in this video. Kate is so upbeat and encouraging enough where I know I can do this on my own, without having an anxiety attack! Lol
Great video. She is informative without being boring. Fun to watch and learn. review by Tammy zehner on 9/19/2018
I loved her as a teacher. She kept me interested and helped me along in the hard measuring parts. Kate really does ROCK!
A very interesting technique review by SANDY TALEN on 9/19/2018
One of the most interesting techniques I have ever seen!
Kate rocked it! review by Lynn McManus on 9/19/2018
This was a great step by step video full of awesome information. I was able to make two rock and both sold at my show! Thanks Kaye and Tanya!
An amazing journey review by Jacki Pfeffer on 9/19/2018
An education video that is definitely worth the investment. I love any process that can produce a truly one of a kind piece and this video delivers just that!
Finally get to use dichroic extract! review by Marian Pyron on 9/19/2018
I've wanted to use dichroic extract ever since they came out with it but could not justify the expence. This video made me buy it in just about every color and I'm so glad I did! Kate's technique on how to get the most bang for you buck makes these meteors stunning!! Her secrets will amaze you and you will be using and learning so many new things. Casting mix, gum arabic, glow powder??? I had never used any of these things before. Even if you don't plan on selling these, they are so beautiful, I just love having them around the house.
Incredible review by Pat V on 9/18/2018
I can't believe something this cool exists. This video has helped me increase sales and gain new customers. Thank you so much to Kate and Tanya for sharing! I will be purchasing more videos this week!
Wow! review by Birgitte on 2/18/2018
..just... wow! Amazing video. Step by step, easy to understand, almost like taking a class. Love it!
Amazing and addictive! review by Reba on 2/16/2018
This video is absolutely amazing! Kate is such a great teacher and so easy to follow. I am now officially addicted to this process! Thank you so much, Tanya for making these videos. It's so great for those of us who aren't able to travel. AND, thank you, Kate for sharing this amazing class!! I will keep ROCKing on!!
Definitely worth every penny review by Erika on 2/8/2018
What an awesome video. Kate was very thorough and easy to follow and very informative. I really expected this to cost more . This is an amazing bargain the next best thing would have been there to take it inperson which I’m grounded for the time being. Thank you Kate , Tanya and John and all the AAE crew for these videos. You all Totally Rock