AUTUMN - 6 week class course Thursday 2nd September - Thursday 7th October
Every Thursday evening for 6 weeks. 7pm-9.30pm
Our last course was fully booked, so we are really pleased to be offering this 6 week introductory course to glass fusing again for the Autumn. Suitable for beginners or those who have already attended one of our evening workshops, but want to try some different techniques.
Week 1 - Introduction to glass cutting. You will be taken through the different types of glass we use and shown techniques for cutting glass and layering. at the end of the class you will have created two bright and colourful glass coasters.
Week 2 - Fun With Frit You will learn two different techniques using powdered glass known as frit, learning to stencil and using frit slurry to create marbled effects. At the end of the class you will have produced two coasters, plus a couple of small test pieces.
Week 3 - Using metal embellishments Learn the technique for using brass and copper inclusions, creating shapes to add another level of interest to your fused glass. At the end of the class you will have created two coasters one with embellishments only and one with coloured glass, frit and metal embellishments.
Week 4 - Introduction to enamels You will be learn how to use glass enamels. This technique will bring various types of enamel together to create a layered project. During the class you will create a trio of pieces using artisan bubble powders as a base and layering with NT colours and accents. Your pieces will then be framed as a glass picture.
Week 5 - Embelishments with Flame You will learn to manipulate glass rods using a flame to make a range of embellishments from stringers and noodles to create more organic shapes for your fused glass artwork.
Week 6 - Slumping and Final pieces You will be able to choose your favourite technique to create a final piece of your choosing, be it a coaster or wall hanger. You will also create a glass coaster, which we will then slump for you, creating a trinket dish as your final week project.
The Cost for the 6 week course is £230, all materials will be provided as well as tea's and coffee's or cold drinks during the workshop.
At anytime if you wish to create extra items using the same techniques then extra glass can be purchased at a discounted rate, payable on the evening
Single workshops are available: If you are unable to commit to the full 6 weeks you can attend one week. However, students must know how to cut glass before attending one of the other weeks (So either attend the first week and then week of your choice or you have attended a previous glass evening).