The Bullseye Online Education videos have been a great resource for me. Most recently I watched a video on making part sheets. Part sheets are custom sheets of art glass made by firing powders and frits on a single layer of glass. The video shows various methods of applying frit, powder and stringers. After they are fired, these unique sheets of glass can be cut up and incorporated into other fused works.
Here are the first few part sheets I created. I will definitely be making more of these. Part sheets are a great way to make my work different and unique. Tomorrow I will cut these up and combine them with other glass to make one of a kind plates.
I have mentioned the Bullseye Online Education program before. There are some free videos which are good, but I think the paid subscription is worth every penny. Whether you use Spectrum glass or Bullseye glass, the techniques can be used with either. I use Spectrum 96 and simply adjust the firing schedule to Spectrum’s suggested anneal schedule. Here is some more information:
– A 12-month subscription is $39.
– 12 new videos are published every year.
– Subscription also gives you access to the complete library of lessons – more than 35 so far.
– Each lesson includes downloadable firing schedules, product lists, and helpful links. There’s also a discussion area for connecting with other subscribers.
You can check it out by clicking on the link below: