Project 1: Kiln Carving: You will learn how to create bas relief and texture in glass. This process involves cutting designs in fibre paper, creating different thicknesses and fusing the glass over your design to create contours and textures.
Project 2: Inclusions: In this project you will experiment with metals that are compatible with glass. Materials like foils, meshes, metal powders and oxides can be used to create interesting designs and you can use copper wire to create a line drawing within your design.
You might wish to use your pieces as serving platters or decorative panels, or opt for a further firing to create a shallow dish (an option for both projects).
- design techniques and special effects
- fusing processes
- compatibility of metals in glass
- preparation of moulds for slumping
- health and safety when working with glass materials
This course is designed for a range of abilities including beginners.
Materials are not included in your course fee. All materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £40, payable to the tutor during the course.
We do not have the facilities to take card payments in the workshops. Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book if your course involves buying materials from the tutor.
Please Bring With You
- a sketchbook/notebook and pen
- a dust mask
- an apron
- small pliers, if you have some
- an old but clean dishcloth is useful
Please wear closed-toe shoes
We advise that you do not buy any materials required for a course more than two weeks in advance, because occasionally a course is cancelled due to low enrolment.