Enjoy creating your very own unique glass decorations in this seasonal workshop. This is an opportunity to experiment with glass fusing techniques. You will be introduced to different glass materials; frits, stringers, confetti and how they are used, as well as the results when fused and melted.
Project 1: We will start by making a large glass table decoration/wreath or window decoration. Design ideas, glass cutting and assembling will be covered. For this project we will be using clear glass. Once fired you will be able to dress it up with suitable ‘accessories’ to suit the colours of your Christmas table. By using some greenery from the garden, fairy light, ribbons and baubles you can create a very unique decoration for your door or table.
Project 2: You will have the opportunity to create Christmas tree hanging decorations, small glass fused gift tags, stocking fillers or T-light holders. Previous students have made glass snow-flakes, colourful hanging ornaments and Christmas scene coasters. There are many possibilities and whether you are new to glass or have experience of fusing there will be lots to inspire you, with beautiful results. Bring suitable resources as inspiration and have fun experimenting and creating your own designs.
Skills/techniques covered: Design Ideas, glass cutting, Assembling and fusing techniques, Melting glass stringers over a candle flame, Familiarising yourself with a variety of glass materials. Health and Safety
Materials are not included in your course fee. All materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost for this one day workshop will be £30 -£40, payable to the tutor during the course and will include all firing. (Some projects will need two firings). Findings for jewellery, keyrings and magnets are optional extras; these along with silver chains, can be purchased from the tutor.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
- Any other materials not specified for the students to bring
- Expert tuition
- 1 to 1 guidance
- Detailed demonstrations
- A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes
And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day. If you share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them so please tag us @micklemsfarmcreativeworkshops or use the hashtag #micklemsfarmcreativeworkshops.
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