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We have had pieces accepted for several FNB Vita Crafts exhibitions, and
the Ekhurleni (formerly Kempton Park Tembisa) National Art Competition.
Several large Bullseye pieces have been purchased for corporate gifts, and
sent to Europe. Other large corporate commissions have also been
completed, using float glass and Thompson Enamels.
Dragon Glass exhibits every year at Hobby-X in Johannesburg. This is our
annual 'showcase' to introduce new techniques, moulds and products to the
trade buyers as well as the public.
In 2002, we launched the video "Decoupage under glass and advanced
background techniques" with great success. This shows how the glass
crafter can become involved in manufacturing quality glass products for the
decoupeur, who may not have access to the craft of warm glass themselves.
Of course, the glass crafter can decoupage his own products as well!
In 2003, we launched two new videos. The first is titled "All about moulds
and other thing" and covers the optimum use of existing moulds, how to
make moulds from various refractory materials, and more tips and
techniques on a range of other products.
The speciality video on how to use the Vidriarte products, "Fabulous
fusing with Flosing glass" was also launched at the same time. As the
Flosing range has some new and exciting products for float glass that
have not been seen before, we felt a visual guide to their use was
essential to help the glass crafter to become proficient in their use.
We were invited to hold courses in the United States in 2001. These were
held in California, and were a resounding success! We taught the students
the use of Thompson Enamels for the decorating of window glass. Our
students came from all backgrounds, and all enjoyed the courses very much.
In 2002 we travelled to Germany, and conducted a course there on the use
of float glass and Thompson Enamels.
In 2005 we were invited to demonstrate at the Glass Craft and Bead Expo in Las Vegas,
and on the same visit to the USA, held classes in Portland Oregon teaching the use
of Thompson Enamel paints with an airbrush, as well as advanced techniques
using the Thompson Enamels. We introduced the students to the technique of
a "one firing" fuse and slump for their pieces.
Images and text © Lawrence Micallef 1998-2020