Course Provider: Eleanor Designs
Contact Name: Eleanor or Richard
Telephone: 0207 249 0276
172 Stoke Newington Church Street
Course Length: 1 day
5 star rating, 6 reviewers.
If you love glass, colour and jewellery this is a fun course for you! An exciting one-day introductory class in Fused Glass Jewellery held on Saturday or Sundays throughout the year taught by Eleanor Watson from The Jewellery Boat.
We learn a wide variety of techniques for fused glass, working on a small scale to produce individually designed cabochons for jewellery. Using colour, pattern, inclusions, and texture you will be amazed at the scope of this lovely material. You will make pendants, earrings and brooches learning how to design them to be worn as jewellery along the way.
All glass is provided including a selection of dichroic glass and fittings. Each student is given a goody bag of jewellery findings to use with their glass such as silver plated bails, brooch fittings, cuff links and ear studs. These can be glued onto the back of the jewellery made.
Areas covered: jewellery design, the various types of fusing glass available, how to safely cut glass, the best tools to use, glass compatibility, using inclusions and glass media, full and tack fuse firing cycles, and a wide variety of decorative techniques.
Your finished pieces can either be picked up after firing or if more convenient we will post them to your home at no extra charge.
The day starts at 10:00am and finishes around 4.30pm with a break for lunch of 30 minutes.The studio is located in Stoke Newington where there is a plethora of lovely cafes and coffee shops to take a break or alternatively please feel free to bring a packed lunch.
We limit each workshop to a maximum of 6 people providing the advantage of a small class where you can experiment with an experienced tutor on hand at each stage.
Eleanor has a wealth of experience in working with fused glass creating colourful jewellery. She also teaches jewellery making including silver, glass, enamelling and cloisonné on copper and silver, polymer clay and anodised aluminium. See The Jewellery Boat website for more details.
What's included in the price?
All materials, including the fusing glass, kiln firing, decorative elements and a goody bag of jewellery findings on which to mount your finished pieces.
Plenteous supplies of tea, coffee and biscuits and a friendly welcoming and inspiring environment in which to learn.
You will receive a list of suppliers from whom you can obtain further supplies should you wish to continue to pursue this craft at your leisure.
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