Guest Instructor: Nathan Sandberg
Class: The Fundamentals of Coldworking & Finishing Glass w/ Nathan Sandberg
Time: 2 Hours 20 min.
Event: Online Video Class * Watch Now 24/7 * Never Expires
Note: All related supplies to this video are listed below this description box.
Description: 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
How to Watch: Add this class to your cart and purchase as you would any other item. Once purchased, go to "My Dashboard" on the left hand side of your dashboard, there is a "My Videos" link. Select that and watch this online class as many times as you wish. It never expires and it will always be there! You may watch full screen by selecting the icon in the bottom right hand corner of the video screen. Chapters have also been installed for you to reference key points throughout your class so you can jump right to the lesson you desire to watch. You may also use your Education Coins earned on prior AAE Glass purchases (found in your account) to reduce the price of the class by using the slide bar on the product video page or if you have enough coins, do not pay a dollar! You must be logged into your AAE account to purchase and watch your video. Watch this instructional video HERE on how the Education Coin program works. *NO REFUNDS FOR ONLINE VIDEO CLASSES* *NO EXCEPTIONS*
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!