An Introduction to Glass Fusing
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About the Course
Held in my Horndean Workshop with a maximum of two participants, the course is designed as a hands-on practical introduction to this addictive craft & covers all aspects of; studio health & safety, types of glass used,cutting & breaking glass, cleaning & preparing glass, using glass 'frit, assembling pieces for kiln firing, kiln basics & firing schedules, preparing kiln shelves, types of firing
At the end of the course you will have completed three fused glass projects which will be fired & slumped (finished items can be collected at a mutually agreed time). These pieces will be flat items; Two coasters & a hanging light catcher, and one slumped piece,either a dish or a wavy sculpture.
No previous glass handling is required.
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What's included in the price?
Price includes all protective equipment, tools, raw materials, refreshments, printed course notes
Bring your own lunch but drinks and snacks are available throughout the day.
Dorothy is a fantastic tutor.
I had never worked with glass before and was rather nervous, knowing how sharp it can be, however big or small the piece.
She explained how to handle the glass safely (including the use of eye protection), the use of various tools and the correct way to keep your workspace clean (use a brush, not your hand!).
Dorothy demonstrated the use and results of all sorts of glass so I had a good idea how things would turn out (some glass can look different after firing).
She was happy to share examples of her work when I was stuck for inspiration for my creations.
I lost all track of time I was so absorbed in creating my pieces.
I am so proud of the coasters, window hanging and decorative plate I made.
Thank you for a lovely day.
Fiona H Entwistle - - #17794
My daughter and I spent a lovely day with Dorothy in her workshop. She was very knowledgeable and showed us various techniques we could try as well as the numerous different glasses we could use - from sheets, to confetti, to powdered.
By the end of the day we had made 2 coasters, a window hanging and a free standing wave piece and can’t wait to collect them once they have been fired!
Thank you Dorothy
Sonya Dyke - - #15017
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Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
- Suitable for beginners
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