ONSITE Glass Fusing for Beginners (2 projects) - Thur 14th March 2024
Included in each day:
- Five hours of expert tuition
- Homemade cookies on arrival
- Filter coffee & selection of teas available free all day
- Freshly prepared lunch
- Homemade afternoon tea
- Ample Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Easy ground-floor access
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This is an introduction to the skills and techniques involved in glass fusing and slumping. We will complete two projects during the day – a flat fused piece and a fused and slumped platter or bowl which will undergo two firing processes. You will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the different glass materials and experiment with a variety of techniques to create fused glass art.
The Two Projects
During this project you will be able to practise and improve your glass cutting skills. We will be using a strip cutter as well as cutting freehand shapes. The correct use of glass cutting tools and pliers will be demonstrated. You can create either a small wall hanging, coasters, a mirror frame, a light catcher or a wind chime.
You will learn techniques to design your own sheet of art glass. How to assemble your glass and the end results will be discussed. The '6mm rule' will be explained and applied. You will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of glass materials including frits, confetti, etc. and even melting stringers over a flame. This will then be used to form a slumped bowl or platter. This project will include two firing processes; Fusing and Slumping. Suitable moulds will be discussed and prepared for the slumping process. Firing schedules for glass will be explained.
- melting of glass and the 6mm rule
- explanation of different glass tools and their uses
- glass cutting techniques
- fusing and assembling techniques
- flame melting stringers
- preparation of moulds for slumping
- firing schedules for glass will be explained
Materials are not included in your booking fee. All materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £35-£45 depending on how much glass you use - this also includes all firing costs. This is payable to the tutor during the workshop.
Your Projects will be taken away for firing in a kiln and posted back to you at a cost of £8
Your 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
- a sketchbook/notebook and pen
- your printed notes, that will have been emailed to you
- a dust mask
- an apron
- an old but clean dishcloth
- wear closed-toe shoes
- Optional - resources and ideas you feel inspired by
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.