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FrogBlog — Fusing Ideas

Lone Star Jewelry Retreat — May 15-20th, 2019

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Lone Star Jewelry Retreat — May 15-20th, 2019

Join us for this one-of-a-kind Lone Star Jewelry Retreat featuring Texas Artists, Vickie Hallmark, and Gail Stouffer. Kick your boots off and immerse yourself in a blend of past and present as we travel to the Heart of Austin for a unique 4-day workshop experience. Hosted by your friends at Kiln Frog, you'll spend 5 nights at the ultra-cool and retro-inspired, Lone Star Court Hotel, soaking up the hip Austin vibes of great music, great food, and modern luxury in Austin's newest hipster paradise, The Domain! Our time together will kick off with cocktails and a welcome dinner as we...

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Top 10 Platemaking Tips

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Top 10 Platemaking Tips

Bullseye Glass Studio Tip: As many people are receiving their first kiln this holiday season, we thought it would be helpful to share a Tip Sheet on Platemaking that contains our favorite Top 10 platemaking tips. Plates and platters are popular projects for both advanced and beginning kilnworkers, and platemaking is a perfect way to learn kilnforming’s two most frequently used methods: fusing and slumping. The tips shown in this sheet are basic and they are the building blocks for more advanced kilnforming methods. Because the object is to make functional plates with smooth surfaces, these notes assume that the...

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