• 19
      September

      Inside Out Flow Vessel

      Meet me at OnGrade Studio for about 3 hours of kiln-glass edutainment as I demonstrate how I make my newest kiln-glass vessels. With multiple camera angles you're sure to see every detail and step along the way. Each session is limited to five students as to allow everyone a bit of airtime for questions and discussion........
      location_on OnGrade Studio - ZOOM alarm 10am - 1:30 PM PDT
      Topic: Inside Out Flow Vessel
      Date: September 19, 2020
      Time: 10am-1:30pm PDT
      Participants: 5 max (per session)

      SIGN UP HERE

      Flow-Based Main Project

      9.5” diameter dropout vessel

      Discussion/Demonstrations topics include:

      Ring Cutting
      without the need for a relief cut
      Volume Calculation for casting/flow
      The Flip Fire
      Firing Schedule document provided

      Studio Requirements

      16” kiln-shelf (minimum size)
      (3) firings
      Sandblaster
      13.25”/9.5” OD/ID Dropout Ring
      Ability to minimally coldwork edges

      Skill Requirements

      Circle cutting (will be demonstrated)
      Rim removal of fairly large dropout vessel

      Bonus Content

      5” diameter version of the main project*
      7” diameter version of the main project*
      *These smaller versions require waterjet cutting services
      Full Transparency: This cutting costs me $55-$70 locally but includes the price of the glass. I can connect you with my guy and will suggest regional solutions.
      FREE for attendees: First 30 minutes of consultation via Office Hours
      Recommendations -Stable WIFI or Ethernet connection (LTE/4G/5G not recommended) -Unique Zoom link from me Good idea, but not required: Free Zoom Account Please plan to be stationary and use a desktop or laptop computer for the best experience. A tablet will work too. Built in webcam (ok), or external webcam (BEST) Good speakers or headset. Can be built in or external/Bluetooth

      Student Requirements -Participants video ON during workshop (teaching to black boxes is no fun!)
      Please Note
      -Each paid booking is for (1) participant. Please do not invite friends/family to the party. This is meant to be something good, decent and fun. If this rule gets broken, everyone loses.
    • 21
      October

      Inside Out Flow Vessel

      Meet me at OnGrade Studio for about 3 hours of kiln-glass edutainment as I demonstrate how I make my newest kiln-glass vessels. With multiple camera angles you're sure to see every detail and step along the way. Each session is limited to five students as to allow everyone a bit of airtime for questions and discussion........
      location_on OnGrade Studio - ZOOM alarm 10 AM - 1:30 PM PDT
      Topic: Inside Out Flow Vessel
      Date: October 21, 2020
      Time: 10am - 1:30pm PDT
      Participants: 5 max (per session)

      SIGN UP HERE

      Flow-Based Main Project

      9.5” diameter dropout vessel

      Discussion/Demonstrations topics include:

      Ring Cutting
      without the need for a relief cut
      Volume Calculation for casting/flow
      The Flip Fire
      Firing Schedule document provided

      Studio Requirements

      16” kiln-shelf (minimum size)
      (3) firings
      Sandblaster
      13.25”/9.5” OD/ID Dropout Ring
      Ability to minimally coldwork edges

      Skill Requirements

      Circle cutting (will be demonstrated)
      Rim removal of fairly large dropout vessel

      Bonus Content

      5” diameter version of the main project*
      7” diameter version of the main project*
      *These smaller versions require waterjet cutting services
      Full Transparency: This cutting costs me $55-$70 locally but includes the price of the glass. I can connect you with my guy and will suggest regional solutions.
      FREE for attendees: First 30 minutes of consultation via Office Hours
      Recommendations -Stable WIFI or Ethernet connection (LTE/4G/5G not recommended) -Unique Zoom link from me Good idea, but not required: Free Zoom Account Please plan to be stationary and use a desktop or laptop computer for the best experience. A tablet will work too. Built in webcam (ok), or external webcam (BEST) Good speakers or headset. Can be built in or external/Bluetooth

      Student Requirements -Participants video ON during workshop (teaching to black boxes is no fun!)
      Please Note
      -Each paid booking is for (1) participant. Please do not invite friends/family to the party. This is meant to be something good, decent and fun. If this rule gets broken, everyone loses.
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      • 26
        September

        Pressed Kush Murrine Tray

        Some studios call it compression…..Follow Nathan over three hours as he transforms a pot (or two) of sheet glass scraps into a very refreshing kiln-glass form. The main project is 8" x 8" x 3/4" deep and is only 3mm thick as a result of being pressed in the kiln.
        location_on OnGrade Studio - ZOOM alarm 10 AM - 1:30 PM PDT
        Topic: Pressed Kush Murrine Tray 
        Date: September 26
        Time: 10am-1:30pm PDT
        Participants: 5 max per session

        SIGN UP HERE
        Main Project: 
        Vitrigraph-Based, Pressed Tray, 8” x 8" x 3/4" dropout vessel
        Discussion/Demonstration topics include:

        • Kush style Vitrigraph murrine making
        • Pressing kiln-glass to achieve thinner work
        • Vitrigraph mounds
        • Shallow dropout vessels
        Studio Requirements Vitrigraph Kiln 16” kiln-shelf (minimum size) 12" kiln shelf (minimum size) (4) firings Sandblaster 12.25”/8.25” OD/ID Square Dropout Ring Ability to minimally coldwork edges
        Skill Requirements
        Pulling Vitrigraph Murrine
        Bonus Content
        5” x 5" x 3/4" version of the main project*
        FREE for attendees: First 30 minutes of consultation via Office Hours
        Recommendations
        -Stable WIFI or Ethernet connection (LTE/4G/5G not recommended) -Unique Zoom link from me Good idea, but not required: Free Zoom Account Please plan to be stationary and use a desktop or laptop computer for the best experience. A tablet will work too. Built in webcam (ok), or external webcam (BEST) Good speakers or headset. Can be built in or external/Bluetooth

        Student Requirements -Participants video ON during workshop (teaching to black boxes is no fun!)
        Please Note
        -Each paid booking is for (1) participant. Please do not invite friends/family to the party. This is meant to be something good, decent and fun. If this rule gets broken, everyone loses.

      • 28
        October

        Pressed Kush Murrine Tray

        Some studios call it compression…..Follow Nathan over three hours as he transforms a pot (or two) of sheet glass scraps into a very refreshing kiln-glass form. The main project is 8" x 8" x 3/4" deep and is only 3mm thick as a result of being pressed in the kiln.
        location_on OnGrade Studio - ZOOM alarm 10AM - 1:30 PM PDT
        Topic: Pressed Kush Murrine Tray 
        Date: October 28
        Time: 10am-1:30pm PDT
        Participants: 5 max per session

        SIGN UP HERE
        Main Project: 
        Vitrigraph-Based, Pressed Tray, 8” x 8" x 3/4" dropout vessel
        Discussion/Demonstration topics include:

        • Kush style Vitrigraph murrine making
        • Pressing kiln-glass to achieve thinner work
        • Vitrigraph mounds
        • Shallow dropout vessels
        Studio Requirements Vitrigraph Kiln 16” kiln-shelf (minimum size) 12" kiln shelf (minimum size) (4) firings Sandblaster 12.25”/8.25” OD/ID Square Dropout Ring Ability to minimally coldwork edges
        Skill Requirements
        Pulling Vitrigraph Murrine
        Bonus Content
        5” x 5" x 3/4" version of the main project*
        FREE for attendees: First 30 minutes of consultation via Office Hours
        Recommendations
        -Stable WIFI or Ethernet connection (LTE/4G/5G not recommended) -Unique Zoom link from me Good idea, but not required: Free Zoom Account Please plan to be stationary and use a desktop or laptop computer for the best experience. A tablet will work too. Built in webcam (ok), or external webcam (BEST) Good speakers or headset. Can be built in or external/Bluetooth

        Student Requirements -Participants video ON during workshop (teaching to black boxes is no fun!)
        Please Note
        -Each paid booking is for (1) participant. Please do not invite friends/family to the party. This is meant to be something good, decent and fun. If this rule gets broken, everyone loses.
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        • 5 - 8
          November

          The Kilncast Box

          Who said, “ Kilncast Boxes”? Nathan has been making, and teaching people how to make, kilncast glass boxes for more than a decade now. At OnGrade Studio our boxes range from 2” x 2” x 3” to 12” x 16” x 5” and can be made of frit, billet, slabs or even Vitrigraph murrine. Some are extremely thin walled, while others are pretty hefty. In 2012 we actually made 100 identical boxes for a client!
          location_on OnGrade Studio - ZOOM alarm 10 AM - 1 PM PDT
          Over four online sessions Nathan will introduce you to the moldmaking methods he uses and demonstrate casting multiple forms of glass into the (mostly) reusable mold system. After things are cool, we’ll head into the coldshop and learn the steps necessary to professionally finish your casting.

          There will be plenty of time for questions and group discussion and an informative handout will be provided.

          While we don’t see this as a
          follow-along type lesson, a Mold + Materials Kit will be available for purchase two weeks prior to the workshop

          Topic:
           Kilncast Boxes 
          Date: November 5 - 8
          Time: 10am – 1pm PDT, all days.
          Participants: 5 max per session

          SIGN UP HERE
          Main Project
          • • 4” x 5” x 2” kilncast box + Lid
          Studio Requirements
          • • 10” deep kiln (minimum)
          • • 18” kiln-shelf (minimum size)
          • • (1-4) firings depending on approach
          • • Sandblaster
          • • Ability to minimally coldwork edges

          Skill Requirements
          • • Basic measuring in Metric units (will be covered)
          • • Basic measureing in Imperial units (will be reviewed)
          • • Basic math for volume calculations

          Topics Presented
          • • Elevated craftsmanship
          • • Assembled vermiculite board mold-making
          • • Volume calculation for kilncasting
          • • Fundamentals of kilncast glass
          • • Kilncasting with a variety of F.O.G. (Billet, sheet, frit, etc)
          • • Firepolishing v acid etching v sealing

          Bonus Content
          • • Thorough handouts provided via email prior to online session
          • • Beyond the box: working with vermiculite board
          • • I’ve got your back when/if you need help
          • FREE for attendees: First 30 minutes of consultation via Office Hours
          Requirements
          • • Stable WIFI or Ethernet connection (LTE/4G/5G not really recommended)
          • • Unique Zoom link from me
          • • Good idea, but not required: Free Zoom Account
          • • Please plan to be stationary and use a desktop or laptop computer for the best experience. A tablet will work too.
          • • Built in webcam (ok), or external webcam (BEST)
          • • Good speakers or headset. Can be built in or external/Bluetooth
          • • Each paid booking is for (1) participant. Please do not invite friends/family to the party without discussing with Nathan. This is meant to be something good, decent and fun. If this rule gets broken, everyone loses.
          • • Student video ON. Teaching to black boxes is no fun at all.
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          • 14
            October

            Three Wedges

            Remember 2005? Nathan was one member of the team of Bullseye Glass Co. technicians working with internationally known ceramic artist Jun Kaneko on a massive kilnformed glass project.  In the years that followed Nathan helped develop curriculum in kiln glass that built upon the discoveries made during the Kaneko Factory Exchange. Fifteen years later, the original methods are still in use at OnGrade Studio and continue to evolve..
            location_on OnGrade Studio - ZOOM access_time 10AM - 3 PM
            When glass is exposed to adequate heat work in the kiln, it seeks a thickness of 6mm. This principle, in combination with simple engineering ranging from stacking glass to making ramps and placing glass on an incline can be exploited in a variety of ways-many of which are still relatively unexplored at this point in the history of kiln glass. 
            Join Nathan via Zoom to consider how glass moves and how we can use flow to our advantage. Principles of flow, deformation and displacement will be exploited. Each of three projects will result in a sculptural, thick wedge that demonstrates flow within a larger volume of glass.  Project sizes will range from 6” x 8 X 1.5” to 4” x 3” x 1” making them appropriate for a wide variety of kiln sizes.
            Coldworking is an integral part of working with flow. Post firing demonstrations will take place in the coldshop.  Attendees will find that the finishing skills learned in this class are applicable to all types of kiln glass projects.There will be plenty of time for questions and group discussion and an informative handout will be provided.
            While we don’t see this as a 
            follow-along type lesson, a customizable Mold + Materials Kit will be available for purchase.

            Topic: Three Wedges
            Date: October 14
            Time: 10am – 3pm PDT. (half hour break included)
            Participants: 5 max per session
            Main Project
            6" x 8" x 1.5" AND  3" x 4" x 1" sculptural wedge(s)
            Studio Requirements
            10” deep kiln
             (minimum)
            15” kiln-shelf (minimum size)
            (1-2) firings depending on approach
            Sandblaster
            Ability to coldwork  (lapwheel or handlapping, beltsander)
            Skill Requirements
            Basic measuring in Metric units (will be covered)
            Basic measuring in Imperial units (will be reviewed)
            Basic math for volume calculations
            Topics Presented
            Elevated craftsmanship
            Assembled vermiculite board mold-making
            Volume calculation for kilncasting
            Pre-flowed billets
            Firepolishing v acid etching v sealing

            Bonus Content
            Thorough handouts provided via email prior to online session
            Beyond the box: working with vermiculite board
            I’ve got your back when/if you need help
            FREE for attendees: First 30 minutes of consultation via 
            Office Hours
            Requirements
            Stable 
            WIFI or Ethernet connection (LTE/4G/5G not really recommended, but it works)
            Unique Zoom link from me
            Good idea, but not required: Free Zoom Account
            Please plan to be stationary and use a desktop or laptop computer for the best experience. A tablet will work too.
            Built in webcam (ok), or external webcam (BEST)
            Good speakers or headset. Can be built in or external/Bluetooth
            Each paid booking is for 
            (1) participant. Please do not invite friends/family to the party without discussing with Nathan. This is meant to be something good, decent and fun. If this rule gets broken, everyone loses.
            Student video ON. Teaching to black boxes is no fun at all.
          • 11
            November

            Three Wedges

            Remember 2005? Nathan was one member of the team of Bullseye Glass Co. technicians working with internationally known ceramic artist Jun Kaneko on a massive kilnformed glass project.  In the years that followed Nathan helped develop curriculum in kiln glass that built upon the discoveries made during the Kaneko Factory Exchange. Fifteen years later, the original methods are still in use at OnGrade Studio and continue to evolve..
            location_on OnGrade Studio - ZOOM access_time 10AM - 3 PM
            When glass is exposed to adequate heat work in the kiln, it seeks a thickness of 6mm. This principle, in combination with simple engineering ranging from stacking glass to making ramps and placing glass on an incline can be exploited in a variety of ways-many of which are still relatively unexplored at this point in the history of kiln glass. 
            Join Nathan via Zoom to consider how glass moves and how we can use flow to our advantage. Principles of flow, deformation and displacement will be exploited. Each of three projects will result in a sculptural, thick wedge that demonstrates flow within a larger volume of glass.  Project sizes will range from 6” x 8 X 1.5” to 4” x 3” x 1” making them appropriate for a wide variety of kiln sizes.
            Coldworking is an integral part of working with flow. Post firing demonstrations will take place in the coldshop.  Attendees will find that the finishing skills learned in this class are applicable to all types of kiln glass projects.There will be plenty of time for questions and group discussion and an informative handout will be provided.
            While we don’t see this as a 
            follow-along type lesson, a customizable Mold + Materials Kit will be available for purchase.

            Topic: Three Wedges
            Date: November 11
            Time: 10am – 3pm PDT. (half hour break included)
            Participants: 5 max per session
            Main Project
            6" x 8" x 1.5" AND  3" x 4" x 1" sculptural wedge(s)
            Studio Requirements
            10” deep kiln
             (minimum)
            15” kiln-shelf (minimum size)
            (1-2) firings depending on approach
            Sandblaster
            Ability to coldwork  (lapwheel or handlapping, beltsander)
            Skill Requirements
            Basic measuring in Metric units (will be covered)
            Basic measuring in Imperial units (will be reviewed)
            Basic math for volume calculations
            Topics Presented
            Elevated craftsmanship
            Assembled vermiculite board mold-making
            Volume calculation for kilncasting
            Pre-flowed billets
            Firepolishing v acid etching v sealing

            Bonus Content
            Thorough handouts provided via email prior to online session
            Beyond the box: working with vermiculite board
            I’ve got your back when/if you need help
            FREE for attendees: First 30 minutes of consultation via 
            Office Hours
            Requirements
            Stable 
            WIFI or Ethernet connection (LTE/4G/5G not really recommended, but it works)
            Unique Zoom link from me
            Good idea, but not required: Free Zoom Account
            Please plan to be stationary and use a desktop or laptop computer for the best experience. A tablet will work too.
            Built in webcam (ok), or external webcam (BEST)
            Good speakers or headset. Can be built in or external/Bluetooth
            Each paid booking is for 
            (1) participant. Please do not invite friends/family to the party without discussing with Nathan. This is meant to be something good, decent and fun. If this rule gets broken, everyone loses.
            Student video ON. Teaching to black boxes is no fun at all.
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