Today's "hot" craft tip is from the Quarry book The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Glass .
More about the all-inclusive crafting-with-glass book:
Master the craft of glass art in your own home studio! The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook is a robust review of three popular glass art styles—stained glass, fusing, and lampworking—that brings learning new skills and making glass art within everyone’s reach. With the right tools, classic techniques, and several “teaching projects,” you will soon be making beautiful glass art at home.
Artist Cecilia Cohen walks you through planning your work space, selecting tools and materials, mastering basic glasswork techniques, and applying your new skills to original pieces. In addition,
The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook encourages good organization, unique and inspired design, and eco-friendly practices, ensuring it will remain an invaluable resource for artists.
- Invites you into the studios of 18 glass artists from around the world
- Teaches fundamental glass-art techniques—cutting glass, soldering, flameworking, kilnwork, and more—in full-color photographs
- Illustrates the steps for crafting beautiful pieces of glass art, including suncatchers, jewelry, boxes, beads, and a kaleidoscope
Whether you are new to the art and want to set up your first studio and learn the basics, or an experienced artist looking to expand your repertoire and stimulate your creativity with advanced projects, The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook is for you.
Cecilia Cohen of Glass & Light, Israel, is an experienced glass artist and instructor. She has infused The Glass Artist’s Studio Handbook with her experience and her love of glass, creating a book rich with clear instructions, unique projects, eco-friendly tips, and an international outlook. She welcomes visitors to her studio and website, www.glassandlight.blogspot.com.
Author's Etsy shop for stained glass: http://www.glassandlight.etsy.com
Author's Etsy shop for lampwork: http://www.stringythingy.etsy.com
Nataly Cohen Kadosh graduated from Sapir College of the Negev in 1997 with a degree in television and film. She polished her photography skills as a photojournalist until 2002, when she opened her own business as a freelance photographer. Her love of image, texture, and color brings a process of discovery into the art of studio photography. Nataly resides with her family in the desert town of Metar in southern Israel.