In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cut laminated glass. Laminated glass is a safety glass that has two pieces of glass with a plastic foam in between. The materials required to cut laminated glass are: an oil glass cutter, L-square, razor blade and an optional propane torch. Begin by marking the glass to your preferred measurement. Then use the L-square to line up the marking. Then use the oil glass cutter to cut down the marked line. Flip it over do the same on the other side. Then...
Tips for the beginner borosilicate glass artist. This video demonstrates cold and hot seals, pulling curves, and more.
Learn about ancient iridized glass and a method for creating iridized glass surfaces. This video is part of the exhibition "Reflecting Antiquity" at The Corning Museum of Glass (February 15 - May 27, 2008). Note: the method portrayed uses stannous chloride fumes, which can be highly toxic. Do not attempt this without proper protective equipment.
Matt Baker blows a simple clear Pyrex spoon using the lampworking technique. Perfect for intermediate beginners. Do not attempt this unless you have a clear knowledge of glass blowing safety!
Watch this video to learn about applying gold leaf to glass with Corning Museum of Glass experts.
Check out this video to learn how to use the Diamond Tech Power Max bit and disk grinder to smooth and grind glass for use in mosiacs and tiffany lamps.
Watch this video to learn how to cut glass along a curvy score line using a hand tool.
Watch this video to learn how to score a thin strip of glass and break it off with a hand tool.
This lampworking video will show you how to make a marble out of rods of glass.
This is a layered bead with a little swirl added to each end for a ocean wave effect, using COE 104 glass. Learn this great lampworking technique!
If you consider yourself a "laser" man, then you probably know all about front-surface mirrors. But do you know how to make an FS mirror? This video from AP Digital light will show you how to make cheap first surface mirrors.
Do you have a mirror that needs fitting in your bathroom, living room, or bedroom? From My Glass Trades, a video on how to cut mirror. Learn about the tools and techniques used to cut mirror and how to use an oil filled glass cutter and neophenolic L square. Get your project done the right way, and study up before you begin!
This recording of a beginner's glass blowing class depicts visual guidelines to adding color to molten glass. The instructor repeats a process of rolling molten glass on the marver, blowing it, and finally, adding color.
This video describes the process of cutting glass with a regular pair of scissors. Objects required include a pair of scissors, glass to cut, gloves, a tub, and water. First, fill the tub with water to a proper depth to allow for submersion of the glass. Once the tub is filled, submerge the glass and once the glass is submerged, while holding it, begin to slowly cut the glass with careful and slow cuts from the scissors. It is suggested to not conduct the procedure with haste, take the proces...
This is a quick lampworking instructional video showing how to make borosilicate glass rain drops using a torch. The glass needs some careful sculpting to form a clear glass loop at the top. This process can be repeated to make several rain drop ornaments. Brush up on your lampworking skills with this fun glass tutorial.
Jim McKelvey is going to show you how to blow glass. One of the secrets to making really nice glass is making really even gathers. So, if you're a beginning student, there are some tricks that you can use to learn how to gather correctly. That's just part of what will be covered on this series about beginning glass blowing.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to etch glass in 5 minutes. The materials needed for his procedure are: contact paper, Armour Etch and a paintbrush, glass and a sink. Begin by cutting the contact paper face up on a circuit mat. Cut it on medium speed and pressure. Then put the contact paper on glass. Work carefully to prevent any wrinkles and bubbles in the design. Now put the etching cream on in a dabbing motion. The etching cream will not run into areas that are not stuck down. Fi...
Watch this video to learn how to score a piece of glass and break it with your hands.
This video shows the features of the Deluxe electric mandrel spinner. An electric mandrel spinner is a tool that grips materials to be spun or machined. Watch this instructional lampworking video to see how molten glass may be shaped with a mandrel spinner. Mandrels are commonly used to shape beads of glass into a desired size and shape for jewelry manufacturing. This video shows you how to use all of the features of an electric mandrel spinner.
Watch this visual demonstration of how to cut glass by scoring and breaking it on the table.
Learn how to make a glass goblet with Corning Museum of Glass experts. Building glass goblets began with Roman glass makers.
This video demonstrates the process of glass bead-making with artist Gail Kop. You'll need a torch, a mold and glass pieces.
While making a large-scale glass mosaic project, it might be necessary to follow a pattern, cutting out the individual pieces of the desired finished project. This video glass-work tutorial demonstrates the process of cutting out a piece of stained glass for a mosaic picture. Watch this instructional video and learn how to cut pieces of
This series of lampworking videos shows how to make a spun glass chess set. Part 1 of 6 - How to Make a glass chess set.
When most people think of stained glass, the first thing that comes to mind is a church, but it's become more popular in home decor as well. The biggest downside is that high quality stained glass pieces can be insanely expensive—and it's not an easy project to take on yourself.
A quick tutorial on making a stained glass suncatcher from scrap glass. This is a nifty summer home project for stained glass enthusiasts and beginners alike.
Learn about glass molds with Corning Museum of Glass experts. One can form and decorate glass by blowing into a mold.
This is a Fine Art video tutorial where you will learn how to cut plate glass. Measure the plate glass and make sure the measurements are correct. Then place the guide along the line of the cut, take your glass cutter and score along the edge of the guide. If the plate is small in size, take the base of the cutter and place it underneath the score mark and apply equal pressure with your hands on both sides of the score. The plate will snap with a nice clean cut. Another way to snap the glass ...
Learn about using the Dremel™ tool for engraving glass. A Dremel tool can be used for creating decorative effects.
This is an instructional video on how to make leadlight windows and stained glass panels.
Looking to get some glass cut? Instead of taking it down to your local glass cutter and shelling out some cash, why not learn to do it yourself? In this video, learn how to cut glass using a "glass cutter".
In this lampworking video a heart shaped pendant is made to go with the earrings in the previous video. This pendant is red and white stripped.
Learn how to assemble a glass rose with the technique of lampworking.
Learn about grinding glass using various methods with experts from the Corning Museum of Glass.
This is a great simple video, which will show you how to properly use a glass cutter and runner. The very first step is how to hold the glass cutter, you want to hold it at a 45 degree angle straight on the glass. Make sure to try your best to avoid leaning it to the left or right and at a 90 degree angle, and also make sure to start off the glass before cutting. Depending on your preference you can either push or pull the cutter, it doesn't matter which way. Once you make the cut, take the r...
Personalize your drinking glasses by etching names and messages on them. Your guests will be so impressed!
The implosion technique in glass blowing creates the effect of multi-colored fingers of glass within another piece of clear glass. This video glass blowing tutorial shows how to use this style to make a jewelry pendant. Watch as the glass is shaped over a flame to recreate the fumed implosion technique resulting in a necklace pendant.
Matt Baker blows a classic mushroom pendant,using the lampworking technique of glass blowing. Perfect for beginners.
This lampworking video shows how to make a glass cross pendant.
Watch this lampworking video series to learn how to make a glass blue tubing enclamo pipe. This style of pipe is nice because of the way it lays down - it doesn't look like a typical pipe.