Stained Glass for Mosaic with Jennifer Kuhns
Saturday, September 25, 2021
11:00am – 5:00pm EDT
$349 (includes LIVE Fall Artist Gathering Registration)
Jennifer Kuhns has been working in mosaic for 20+ years, specializing in permanent installations for homes, businesses and public places. Jennifer prefers stained glass for the available color palate, versatility, affordability, and ease of cutting and shaping.
During this one-day workshop, Jennifer will demonstrate and lecture on the topic of stained glass mosaic. She will address both introduction to glass cutting for beginners and advanced cutting for those with some glass cutting experience.
Rather than focusing on one hands-on project, Jennifer will walk you through different uses of stained glass in mosaic, with examples of various projects, and showing students how to shape glass with scoring tools, nippers and a ring saw.
Students can watch instruction on use of a scoring tool and glass pliers while following along. Advanced students will learn to cut curves and precision shapes. Instruction will include incorporating precision shapes in mosaic, information on both glass-on-glass and opaque mosaic, the nature of stained glass, and tricks of the trade. To be clear, we will not complete any one project during class, but will practice individual techniques.
TOOLS AND MATERIALS LIST
A glass scoring tool, breaker-grozier pliers, and running pliers. These can be purchased from many of the SAMA vendors. Optional tools include a glass file, small metal palette knife, dental pick, and long needlenose pliers or tweezers. Adhesives used include white thinset (Laticrete Titanium 257 is ideal), Dap Kwik Seal, and Liquid Nails Clear for Small Projects. Substrates will include clear glass (Dollar store photo frames are fine – make sure it’s real glass) and tile board.
Participants can email Jennifer@jkmosaic.com to get clarification, and she has some items available for purchase while supplies last (for instance, Titanium thinset and Liquid Nails, which can be hard to find locally.)