Pates de verre weekend class 21ST AND 22ND October
PATES DE VERRE
What is Pates de verre ?
Literally translated; Pâte de Verre means paste of glass.
Mesopotamians used the process, or a very similar one, to create inlays for both jewellery and sculptures as far back as second millennium BC
“Methods used in ancient Egypt and Rome are thought to be like those used by the Mesopotamians. These produced glass with similar qualities to those we now refer to as Pâte de Verre. An Egyptian name for the process is “Stone that Flows”.
The process begins with the creation of a clay form which is then used to make a plaster mould .
Glass frits and powders are then mixed with a binding material, gum arabic in this case and applied in layers to the inside of the plaster mould.
When complete the whole mould is fired in the kiln to fuse the glass together.
This is a wonderful class involving several different processes.
The work will be ready for collection approximately 1 week after class.
There are 5 places.
The class runs from 10.00am - 4.30pm Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October.
The cost is £300.00 per person which includes all materials.
The class takes place at Hannah Stained Glass studio.