Coming soon .... 'Glass Casting' by Amy Whittingham
Flameworks CIC studio holder and glass worker extraordinaire, Amy Whittingham, has a new book coming out in July. Here’s what Amy has to say…
“ I am so excited to tell you that Glass Casting is going to be published by Crowood Press in July 2019. It's been a long time in the writing but I am so proud to say that it will finally be with us in the next two months!!
Glass casting is an exciting and versatile process involving chunks of glass melted into a mould, where it solidifies. This practical book explains the glass casting process, from the initial search for inspiration through to simple and then more complex casting. With step-by-step instructions and supporting photographs, it is an accessible and thorough account of this challenging and beautiful process.
Advice on kilns and studio equipment, as well as materials
Step-by-step projects in open casting, lost-wax casting, part-mould making, burn-out moulds and core casting
Top tips on how to get the best results and avoid common pitfalls
Ideas for experimentation to increase the scale of your work, explore surface pattern and use other materials
Instruction on de-moulding and finishing, and further tips on reusing materials in the studio.
Thank you to those of you who have followed, liked and supported me through this intense time. It was worth it! If you know anyone who may be interested in the book please feel free to share this. To pre-order a signed copy for yourself or as a gift for a friend go to Amy's secure online shop.”
Here’s a link to Amy’s shop and book : GLASS CASTING