Bullseye coloured glass is made up from a variety of basic chemicals. Some are copper based others are Sulphur or Lead based. When some of the glass is combined with one another or with certain metal foils, the chemicals interact to create interesting results and colours and it is these reactive results that we will be exploring in this workshop to create original designs and Landscapes. You will learn more about the basic chemistry behind these reactive effects and how to use them to enhance your work.
Day 1: We will experiment, create and record a series of samples of reactions between different “coloured” glass. This will be fired overnight to enable us to share the outcome in Day 2. The samples can be used as jewellery pieces, developed into coasters or incorporated into larger compositions or landscapes in glass. We will use this experience further to create a larger Landscape in Glass during Day 2.
- Basic Chemistry behind Reactive Glass
- Design and Composition
- Cutting and fusing techniques
- Familiarizing yourself with a variety of glass materials
- Heath and Safety
Basic understanding of fused glass and cutting skills achieved at the Introduction course is beneficial but not essential to this course, and beginners are welcome.
All materials will be provided by the tutor on this two-day course. The approximate cost of these will be £65, payable to the tutor during the course and will include all firing
The tutor may not have the facilities to take card payments for materials 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
- Sketchbook or Notebook and Pencil
- Resources, photos and pictures of landscapes (realistic or abstract) and/or designs
- Dust mask and apron
- 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.