Press molds have a very unique and purposeful mold design, which allows thinner objects to be cast, as well as forms containing various openings or texture on all surfaces. This two-part mold design incorporates locking keys and with weights, presses glass into a modeled void on a horizontal plane.
The class will be guided through the steps of fabricating press molds for glass frit, as well as sheet glass. We will then review different ways of advancing the process through pate de verre color application or utilizing fused sheet designs. Participants will be able to work from found objects or modeled clay. Firing schedules will be explained and reviewed throughout the workshop, as well as tricks and tips for cold working thin cast objects.
This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration. Our top priority is keeping our community safe. At UrbanGlass, masks are still required for all ages 2 and older (we recommend a KN95 or KF94 mask). Temperature checks continue at the security desk when entering through the Rockwell entrance. We ask that if you were recently directly exposed to COVID-19 and are awaiting test results that you do not come to class, and we will work with you to find another class placement or refund you the class fee. Current policies are subject to change based on additional information, including the city's new alert levels page.
August 10 — August 14
Wednesday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217