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3 Day Crash Course in Fused glass with one of the UKs leading glass artists

3 Day Crash Course in Fused glass with one of the UKs leading glass artists

Course Provider: The Silver Zebra

Contact Name: Deborah Moses

Telephone: 01270 526014

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Address:
Fields farm
Wimboldsley
Middlewich
Cheshire
CW10 0LZ

Course Length: 3 Days 10am - 4pm

Price: £230

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Course Start Dates
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Description:

1st day - what will I learn? Lots! All the basics of glass fusion inc: easy glass cutting, creating shapes, which glass to fire, tools & how to use frits, organic elements, stringers & many other compatible materials. What will I make? Glass lace, a set of coasters & a free standing sculpture. In the afternoon you can choose to make a bowl, vessel or wall panel. [this day is the same as our intro day]

2nd day - What will I learn? Kiln care & use, preparation & programmes! we will also go through vital temps for full or tack fusing & slumping your glass. Lots of Tips, tricks & Problem solving! You will learn how to incorporate glass paints, enamels, drawing with frits, adding or removing bubbles in your work & how to make small cast elements with freeze n fuse! We will also show you how to go about planning projects before you start cutting your glass. What will I make? 3 slumped bowls or flat wall tiles, 1 candle bridge & jewellery components...Samples with time permitting

3rd day - What will I learn? Kiln carving to add relief/embossed textures and form to your work, manipulating glass stringers & how to incorporate inclusions & your beautiful glass lace from day one! Experiment with leaves, organic inclusions & wire. What will I make? A sculpted & tack fused Tryptic: Your set of 3 wall panels will incorporate all the elements learned from your last 2 days inc kiln carving techniques or you may create a 30 x 30cm panel/bowl Time allowing please feel free to create extra samples of work, jewellery cabochons etc.... HAVE A PLAY :)

**All you need to know and more to get started in the fused glass world**

What's included in the price?

All the materials you will need for your glass course will be provided to you.
FREE Refreshments throughout the day
A farmhouse 2 course lunch using local produce with homemade cakes or biscuits
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Thoroughly enjoyed all three days, learnt a lot, made a lot of pieces, met lovely people and shared some delicious food. Can't recall being so satisfyingly absorbed in an activity. Deborah is an excellent teacher, generous with her knowledge, ideas and materials. Course is excellent value for money.

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Had an amazing time, met new friends, learned so very much, ate wonderful food and brought away memories and many glass inspirations, the whole thing was well taught with an informality that made everyone comfortable with the work they produced.

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I was looking for a course that would give me a good foundation to learn and develop my understanding of fused glass. The course was perfectly structured - a large variety of projects with all the guidance and materials we needed. I loved the fact that we were encouraged to use our own creativity rather than everyone producing something that looked the same. Deborah is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent tutor... she is obviously very passionate about her art. She made us very welcome and the lunches she provided were lovely (she's an excellent chef!). I would recommend Deborah's courses to anyone - I will definitely be back for the Intermediate Course in a few months.

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Superb course, 3days of glass and great food, Deborah is very knowledgable with years of making glass art as it runs in the family.
We started making simple coasters (square pieces) just to get used to glass cutting, then moved on to one medium size glass art piece using glass frit, next we made 3 squares of glass concentrating on surface design and texture, the last day we made our final 3panel piece.
It was a great 3days and more than I expected, very pleased to now have glass art on my wall and to say I made that!

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