Full day introduction to glass fusing course.
Come and enjoy a one day Introduction to Glass Fusing in the lovely North Cornish village of Kilkhamton, 5 miles from Bude. The fused glass workshops are run in our lovely, spacious studio. The methods you will learn include kiln carving- using fibre paper to create a design for a clear glass cheese/food plate or hanging for your first project, then exploring the use of frit (ground pieces of coloured glass- think caster, granulated and "posh" coffee sugar sizes!) stringers (thin strands of glass) and the gorgeous range of coloured fusing glass for your second project. You will be taught how to cut glass, with plenty of practice ready for the afternoon’s project where you can make a design of your choice. You can decide whether to make an 'S' shape free standing piece or a square 'tile' which can then be framed. If you chose a free standing design, your glass piece will undergo two firings, one to fuse it, then a further firing to slump it onto an “S” shaped curved mould to allow it to stand on completion. If you chose to make a piece of artwork to frame we have reasonably priced white box frames in stock in the studio. All your creations will be ready for collection in a few days or they can be posted to you if you are unable to collect with an additional charge to cover post and packing. A day spent learning a new skill, making something unique and personal, immersing yourself in making and creating, is life affirming, healing and just plain flipping wonderful! If you would like to come along and spend the day here in beautiful North Cornwall, or know someone who would, drop me a message via the 'message the tutor' button and I will get back to you with details and available dates. We welcome the naturally creative and those who might need a bit more inspiration-we have designs and ideas aplenty! You just need to bring your enthusiasm, closed in shoes and be prepared for a glassy adventure! Amanda x
What's included in the price?
On arrival you will be welcomed with delicious homemade biscuits and refreshments, and later a delightful locally sourced two course lunch made by our resident cordon bleu chef, some people have said 'it was worth coming for the lunch alone!' As well as the lunch and day's experience, all materials, kiln firings, safety equipment and a downloadable PDF course booklet are included in the price. After your days experience you will have made; A clear kiln carved food/cheese platter or hanging a free standing fused glass artwork or a 'tile' that can be framed after firing with a reasonably priced white square box frame that we have in stock in the studio, or you can chose to frame it yourself. If you are a group of friends or family and can't find a listed date that suits you, please get in touch as we may be able to run another workshop on a more convenient date for you.
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
I am a self taught fused glass artist with over 15 years experience of teaching the fascinating art of kiln forming glass. At the various craft fairs I attended, I kept getting asked if I taught classes. Could I.....would I? so I started and I absolutely love it! We live in gorgeous North Cornwall where our lovely spacious studio offers the perfect setting for a full day or a One to One course exploring the world of glass fusing. And according to my students, the food's not bad either! :)
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