Steider Studios Glass Medium is a binder, or thickening agent for turning powdered glass into a paste (also referred to as glass clay) that burns out clean when fired, is non-toxic and odorless.
Economy size jar makes 21 cups when mixed in recommended amount: 1 teaspoon to 1 cup water. (*Please note in higher elevations you may have to use 2 teaspoons to 1 cup of water.)
Applications: Traditional Pate de Verre, Liquid Lines, Glass Paste or Clay, (sculpting, pattern bars), freezing in Candy & Soap Molds.
Advantages: No residue after firing, no odor, non-toxic; ability to carve into and 'cold work' dry but not yet fired glass paste; inexpensive; easy to use, just add water. Dry shelf life 3 years. I've kept a mixed jar for up to 1 year.
See tutorial at: http://steiderstudios.wordpress.com/2010/05/28/glass-clay-a-step-by-step-tutorial-using-steider-studios-glass-medium/
"I wanted to let you know how impressed I am with Steider Studios Glass Medium. I have used CMC before, but your product is definitely better. What I am working on is small sculptures to incorporate into some new pieces. I can eliminate pouring waxes and making plaster molds, and go straight from the rubber mold to the kiln. What a wonderful time saver, but more importantly, the sculptures are shiny and not matt, which at times I prefer."
Avery Anderson, Anderson Glass Art, LLC
"I'm very impressed with your new binder! It was very easy to get the right consistency to it, and easy to work with...wasn't sticky or dry, held nicely." Nicole Hanna, Nicole Hanna Designs
"I find the end result color to be SPOT ON. I am doing a variation of "freeze-n-fuse" and will continue to tweak and play. It's fun to work with and has some great potential for exploration!" Nancy Barry, Barry Glasseworks
"I found using Linda's Medium made the glass clay mixture much easier to work with. I have some new projects on which I plan to use the medium." Shirley Hendel
"I love the product. I have carved my own designs, used it in homemade molds, done a little miliefiori, made shapes using candy molds, cut shapes using small cookie cutters, and my favorite way is to pipe it out of a flexible plastic bottle. My mind races with opportunities that this product presents to my glass fusing!" Shirley Jones, Heart and Soul Studios
Unfortunately shipping outside the US has become quite expensive and I've had to increase shipping charges. I strive to simply charge what it costs me to get my product to you.