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A Deeper Look at Furnace Construction

December 9th - December 13th
Eddie Bernard |

Rebuilding a glass furnace is a rare opportunity - it is the dirty work behind the scenes, the work that when done well makes great glass possible. In this class students will learn to mix mortar and lay bricks; mix and install refractory castable cement; work with a variety of insulating materials; and start up a furnace safely. 

Students will be able to participate in this hands-on workshop to the extent of their own comfort level. There is typically a great sense of camaraderie in this class, as notes are compared and questions are answered. Topics covered will include insulation types and applications, combustion, safety and control systems, troubleshooting, factors involved in energy efficiency, and other equipment-related topics raised by students as time permits. 

Class Schedule
  • Intensive | 5 Sessions: December 9 — December 13
    Monday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Eddie Bernard

An artist, craftsperson, designer and businessperson, Eddie Bernard was born and raised in New Iberia, LA. In 1996 he earned a BFA from RIT and founded Wet Dog Glass, LLC, a small manufacturing firm specializing in art glass processing equipment for schools, universities, museums, private and public access studios, glass labs and factories around the world. Eddie has written numerous technical articles for GASNews and has taught equipment building workshops across the US. 

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