Modeling Glass Tips and Tricks
Every month I'll be writing about how to use Modeling Glass in your work, and hopefully answering some questions that will help you get the results you want. There's always a learning curve with a new product, and there are considerations working with frit and powder that you don't have when firing sheet glass. There is a full set of FAQs on the Modeling Glass website at You can also find back issues of all my e-newsletters there!
Mardi Gras Style Mask Draping Form from Glass Bird Studios
When you absolutely have got to make a mask, this is the mold to use. This brand new draping form was custom designed by Lois Manno and can be used with either Modeling Glass or regular sheet glass. 
The dimensions of the mask are as follows: 8.5"w x 10"h x 2.25"d. The design is based on my original ceramic piece, and the forms were fabricated by Creative Paradise. 
Available through the following glass suppliers:


Modeling Glass will be one of the participants at this virtual event hosted by Anything in Stained Glass in Frederick, MD. Running September 25-28, you can learn more about the event and join the expo online through the website here.
Get Your Copy of the New Ebook Exploring Modeling Glass
Exploring Modeling Glass: The Basics and More is essential reading for any artist looking to incorporate Modeling Glass into their work to achieve amazing dimensional effects. The first ebook about Modeling Glass, it is a definitive guide to creating with this exciting new product.

Exploring Modeling Glass contains 81 pages of clear, step-by-step instructions and 160 photos. Featuring seven complete projects, you will learn the basic techniques for mixing, sculpting, and combining Modeling Glass with enamels. The book includes project templates and all firing schedules (designed to work with both Bullseye and System 96) in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. This ebook is suitable for all levels of experience.

There's even a chapter that showcases the work of other artists who have done amazing things with Modeling Glass. For me, this is one of the most exciting aspects of creating Modeling Glass: seeing what fusers accomplish with it, and hearing their comments about how the product makes it possible for them to achieve effects that previously had been extremely difficult or impossible.

My deep appreciation to the artists who contributed to the book, who generously shared their ideas and suggestions, and who kept gently nudging me about getting it done.

Exploring Modeling Glass: The Basics and More
ONLY $24.
2021 Workshops
Due to the Coronavirus situation, all my 2020 workshops have been cancelled. 2021 workshops will be fewer, as I plan to do less in-person teaching next year. Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.

February 19-21 Phoenix, AZ

March 12-14 Albuquerque, NM

September 15-17 Denver, CO

Modeling Glass
This new product was developed by Lois Manno of Glass Bird Studios. It is a two-part system made of a powdered binder and liquid medium that, mixed with frit or powders along with a little water, turns the powder into a material that can be sculpted like clay. It is featured in the workshops she teaches.
Want to purchase Modeling Glass? A list of retailers is available on the website. The list keeps growing, so check back. Ask your glass retailer to add Modeling Glass to their stock if they don't have it!
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