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Sugar Work By garitee113 Updated 3 Jul 2008 , 9:53pm by kincaellan

garitee113 Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 3:50am
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do you sell distance courses by cds? i am from southamerica .which is the book you have done about sugar bubbles for principiants? do you use gloves to work sugar? which one? how should it be the lamp i have to use to work sugar? thanks

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kincaellan Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 9:30pm
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No I don't sell distance courses by CD yet. We are working on that right now however.

My book is a beginners introduction to the basic skills of sugar sculpture on a budget.

I didn't use gloves until 2 years ago. Now I do. I find my palms get moister now as an old man...

You have to use non powdered hypo allergenic latex gloves. I find everything else sticks to the sugar.

You should have a 500 watt clear infra red heat lamp. 250 will work also. It must be Infra red heat not just radiant heat.

I just had a student from South Africa. Apparently spring in Alberta is a lot like winter in South Africa.


SugarCreations Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 11:27pm
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Using the red one will be easier on the eyes........

kincaellan Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 1:29am
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The sacrifice you'd be making using a RED light as opposed to a CLEAR white light on your finished pieces and in your working area is not worth it.
If you are worried about your eye's you need to spend a little more money and get a proper set up with a metal shield for the bulb so you don't see it. A hot light set up with a metal shield is available at most photography supply stores for less than $40.00. That includes the heat shield, the socket rated fro up to 660watts and proper wiring for that amount of electricity so you don't start a house fire.

SugarCreations Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 9:45pm
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Not worth it? How? care to elaborate?

kincaellan Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 9:53pm
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If you use a heat shield over your bulb you won't have any problems with glare or the brightness. It's also safer. The Red Heat lamp is just as bright and powerful as the clear and you'll see the hot spot just the same.

The bulbs are sold right next to each other in the store and are the same price so why would you work in an environment that has an intense red hue distorting all of your colours while you work. I've seen many students make the same mistake when they get home, and after creating a wonderful showpiece they are devastated to realize that it looks horrible in normal light.

Sorry I can't reply faster etc. These photo's for the book are tedious!

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