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Equipment/Machinery Needed: None
We think Tanya Veit sums this video up best:
"I don't care what you think you know about class cutting, this video is unbelievable. Peter is amazing. I remember when we were in the film studio setting up to shoot and I said to Peter, 'grinders are in the other room' and he looked at me funny and said 'I don't use grinders.' Meanwhile, I am looking at all these crazy squiggle and horseshoe shapes that he plans to demonstrate on table to cut and break out. He did it. Flawlessly. I was memorised by it, to be honest. If everyone could cut glass like that, you could make any fused or stained glass project. I've never seen anyone cut and break glass like that. Not even close."
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The Foundations of Cutting Glass - Full Version02:16:04
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. Studio Set Up, Safety & Tools00:24:39
2. Scoring & Breaking00:14:39
3. Breaking Glass by Hand00:05:28
4. Breaking Glass w/ Tools00:05:36
5. Breaking by Tapping00:06:04
6. Cutting Glass Strips00:07:24
7. Cutting Glass Squares Quickly00:03:46
8. Complex Shapes00:12:48
9. Outside Curves00:03:48
10. Inside Curves00:02:48
11. Squiggles & Waves00:12:41
12. Intermission: The "L" Cut00:00:52
13. The Horseshoe Cut00:04:19
14. Cutting Circles00:05:35
15. Cutting a Glass Hole00:03:49
16. Cutting Shapes Out of Opal Glass00:02:47
17. Gallery of Pete's Work00:02:09
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Very helpful! review by Robin Reid on 9/18/2019
As a newbie to glass, I found this very helpful. I'm still trying to master cutting circles, but everything else goes much smoother after watching this video. Clear, concise.
Worth the Money review by Dale Ives on 1/13/2019
Excellent course. I learned a lot about the finer points of cutting glass. I'd recommend to anyone from new to less than expert cutters.
Outstanding video review by Ruth Smithers on 1/11/2019
Peter's video is so well paced with its clear, concise and easy to follow step by step masterful instruction. It exceeded my expectations on glass cutting instruction. I love being able to access this whenever I chose. I recommend this video. Go ahead and purchase it, you will not regret it.
Never to old to learn review by Terri Theresa Fiertner on 1/9/2019
I have been working with glass for many years. I started with stain glass as most artists. Cutting glass has always been interesting. Peter showed a couple of things that I never knew I was doing wrong. no wonder I had some miss cuts.
Helpful video for newbie review by Mary Lightner on 1/8/2019
This was really helpful to me starting out in glass. Cutting is a basic skill that you have to master early on. I had taken a class but this was much more in depth and comprehensive. A great resource.
Excellent review by Thomas Suter Tom's Foolery on 10/22/2018
I have done glass over 20 years and you think your way is the best way but learning new ways or just someone else way lets you think about it just a little bit more to find there are new tricks that you can teach to an old dog. Thanks Peter
Best Practices review by Lisa S. on 10/6/2018
I wish this video existed when I started doing glass. Break some bad habits (no pun intended). Great addition to your AAE video library!
Pleasantly Surprised! review by Sara Dir on 10/6/2018
After being away from glass for a few years, I thought I remembered everything I needed to about cutting glass. Strips no problem, wavy lines and circles, I struggled. This video was exactly what I needed to get back up to speed and take my skills to the next level! I especially recommend it to all new fusers.
A great lesson on successful cutting review by Lindsay Blankenship on 10/5/2018
This video is so helpful - whether you are a beginner or experienced glass artist. I used to call cutting glass "making frit" because I made so many errors. Thanks to this video, I "make" a lot less frit!
Never thought I could cut glass into these shapes before this video! review by Cheryl Bourguignon on 9/29/2018
This video has taken my glass cutting skills to a much higher level. And I watch it again and again when cutting new shapes for the first time - invaluable! Peter is so skilled that when you watch him the first time, you think - whoa how did he do that? But of course he shows you step-by-step so you can do it too! If you want to cut interesting shapes, and not just straight lines, this is the video for you. I learned easier ways to cut shapes that I thought I already knew how to do!
Amazing review by Beth Riddle on 9/29/2018
I bought this video after i had wasted lots of money trying to cut circles. Watched it and was able to immediately cut any size circle i needed. So worth every penny.
Great for all skill levels! review by Pamela on 9/29/2018
I started with stained glass in the 1990s, then started fusing about 10 years later. After so many years working with glass, I still was able to pick up tips from this video! Even if you aren't a fuser and just work with stained glass, this is a very valuable tool to have in your collection.
So much to learn. review by Talljules on 9/26/2018
I have been working with glass for four years so I knew I had a lot to learn and this video was perfect for me. I now feel like I have the confidence while cutting glass and understand what it should do.
Stop wasting glass! review by Carolyn Kohler on 9/26/2018
Even if you are a skilled glass cutter, you can learn something from this video. I have saved money in wasted glass by using techniques taught here. Peter is a great teacher and leads you through each technique easily.
Improvement with Cutting review by Traci Skelton on 9/26/2018
This video was very helpful with learning difficult cuts. Great improvement with my skills.
An excellent video review by Marlene Wegner on 9/25/2018
...I was a newbie to glass when I purchased, and have referred back to this video many times, it continues to be a great refresher on glass cutting
Improved my cutting skills review by Barbara on 9/22/2018
Learn how to improve your cutting skills and understand why the glass breaks the way it does. I can now make those tough cuts and know the glass will break the way you want. Excellent video.
Applies to ALL skill levels! review by Becky Jackson on 9/22/2018
When this video first came out, I thought, "I don't need this video. I already know how to cut glass." However, in class and on line people wouldn't stop talking about this video and how wonderful Peter McGrain is. Not wanting to be left out, I purchased it and watched it while on vacation last summer. After watching this video, I have never cut glass the same. It sounds quite logical but it's his fine tips that make the difference. Do you hate using Grozers because you can never make them work? Peter will solve that problem. Do you hesitate using patterns that require you to cut curves or angle because it only ends up in broken glass, waisted $$ and frustration? Peter will solve that problem too. Before watching this video I never broke glass by hand but Peter dedicates an entire chapter to breaking glass by hand and I now do it frequently. This video will pay for itself in just weeks by the glass you save, which would have been broken and waisted without the knowledge of Peter's cutting skills.
Outstanding class review by Melissa Coates on 9/20/2018
Peter is an excellent teacher he goes very slowly through the entire process so you don’t miss any aspect of what he is teaching you. I learned so much more about the cold working and finishing process. My jewelry looks more upscale now that I have taken this class.
Great Class review by Tery Schantzen on 9/20/2018
Loved this video. I've been cutting glass for years, but never felt I was all that great at it. Thanks to Peter's class, I am much more comfortable in my cutting skills. Thanks so much to WAS and Peter for collaborating on this video!
Cutting glass made easy!!! review by Tyrone Powell on 9/19/2018
With this video, Peter McGrain has made cutting glass a simple as cutting butter!!! This was a great instructional video. Some of the technique used to cut glass in this video, makes it easy to do those hard to cut angles and circles. Great to have in your collection!!!
Great Help review by Tery on 9/19/2018
I've never been a great cutter of glass. I learned so many great tips. Thanks for this great video lesson.
Wonderful tutorial review by Donna Pullman on 9/19/2018
I have been involved in glass for many many years & found this video to be a great review & was also able to learn new techniques for my glass cutting that I never knew!!!
Loved it review by Debra Weiss on 9/19/2018
I became a much better glass cutter after watching this video.
The best part was being able to rewatch the parts that confused me.
Should be a must for all beginners. review by carol zodrow on 9/19/2018
This is excellent for every beginner, and a great review for the more experienced cutters. Lots of good information presented very clearly.
Superb review by Rebekah Ross on 9/19/2018
This is an outstanding video. Exceeded expectations.
Very useful review by Yvonne Harrison on 9/19/2018
Learnt a lot with this and has definitely improved my cutting. Well worth the money. Would recommend to anyone who is not confident in cutting glass
Makes it look easy review by Temple on 9/19/2018
Peter is so accomplished at cutting glass and knows all of the tips and tricks to make it much easier with less waste. By watching this video I learned new ways to cut glass and am now making harder cuts with less breakage.
Best instructional video EVER review by Bekah on 7/6/2018
This is the best instructional video I've ever watched, and I've watched quite a few. Instructions are clear, there's no fumbling around or digressions, and there are a few nice graphics interspersed, such as how scoring physically works. I've watched it all the way through twice. My only gripe is that AAE won't allow downloading, so watching it twice cut into my monthly Verizon data allowance.
Excellent! review by Kim on 11/19/2017
I’d have to travel and pay for lodging just to get a class in cutting....and then I wouldn’t remember most of it later! I can go look at this whenever I want!
Improved my skills review by Thecrackeddishb on 7/15/2017
I'm so happy I bought this video. This has improved my knowledge of why glass breaks at certain points. It's made me faster in my cutting so I can get more done. Peter really knows his cutting. So pleased to have that knowledge imparted to me. Thanks
Must Watch! review by Juls on 6/21/2017
Great for beginner and advanced cutters! Great tips, tricks and layout lessons! Well worth it!!! =)
Awesome! review by JULIE on 5/24/2017
I am glad I purchased this and can have access to it when I need it. So much information to absorb in one sitting. Will be referencing this over and over for the next several months.
Peter a wizzard at cutting glass review by Debbie on 4/18/2017
I've been cutting glass for years, Peter is fantastic. I just wanted to learn more.
Simply Terrific! review by Pam on 4/1/2017
Loved all the info. I cut lots of glass, but Peter reminds us of good techniques we should all be using. Mostly this video gave me the confidence to know I'm cutting glass efficiently & correctly.
A real master review by Shannon on 3/28/2017
Peter is an excellent teach and I highly recommend taking a glass painting class with him in person as he doesn't stop at teaching technique. He will drive you forward as an artist by saying "You can do better than that" (at which point, you wipe off the glass and start again!)
Wow! review by Jfish on 3/12/2017
I've been cutting glass for years. At least, I THOUGHT I knew how! PEter makes it seem just so easy. But his tips and examples are easy and make you feel you just need to go for it! Can't wait for his glass painting tutorial!
Excellent review by Sam on 3/10/2017