Fused glass jewellery - weekend 2-day course - Develop your glass jewellery making, design and cold working skills
Have you ever wished you could make fused glass jewellery that is unique to you? That has your name and your story woven into the designs? Then this intermediate / advanced course is for you! On our two-day weekend course, we lead you through a personal approach to developing your creative and design skills in fused glass jewellery. This course will push you onto a new level of glass jewellery design with a focus on achieving a personal style. The course is aimed at students who have some prior experience of working with fused glass for jewellery and who wish to develop their design skills for a more professional finish. From a place of personal inspiration, we will explore design, focussing on creating our own highly individual sheets of glass using transparent, opaque, dichroic and reactive combinations of glass, with the use of lots of inclusions, frit, stringers, and other decorative media. (We will work mainly in Spectrum / Oceanside glass and Bullseye glass ranges). This course is for students of 16 years old or above. Due to the continued need to socially distance we now limit our courses to a maximum of 4 people at a time in our studio space to allow for this. The added benefit to students being smaller classes with more 1:1 attention possible. You will learn: To explore and combine appropriate combinations of glass (by COE) To work with glass combinations for new and interesting decorative effects To understand kiln firing schedules for the techniques for full fuse, tack fusing and fire polishing as well as decals and glass paints To make your own personally inspired and designed glass on day 1 with which we will cut, shape and make individual pieces of jewellery from on day 2 To work with decals, fibre-board, glass media, frit powders and other inclusions To make our own elements for inclusion in glass To use studio equipment for cold working, fine cutting, and drilling to produce finished glass pieces for jewellery To plan and present your designs to include the necessary findings to ensure your jewellery is wearable to a professional finish We will problem solve and work individually and as a peer group to learn from each other's experience and creativity Design and make a final piece(s) by the end of day 2, using techniques we have covered Admire each others work and be inspired by our creativity! A weekend with narrative jeweller and glass maker Eleanor Watson from The Jewellery Boat to push the boundaries of your design, creativity and personal style and give you the opportunity to use the studio's cold working tools too.
What's included in the price?
All materials are included, as well as plenteous supplies of tea, coffee and biscuits. You may bring your own lunch or go out to enjoy the many cafes on Stoke Newington Church Street at lunchtime. There will also be a supply of jewellery findings with which to finish your pieces to take home.
2 days (10:00am to 4:30pm)
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
I'm Eleanor, I'm a jeweller and glass maker and I love colour, texture, design and pattern. I work across all of these in a variety of media including fused glass, enamel, silver, copper, anodised aluminium creating my one-off jewellery and glass pieces. I retrained as a jeweller in 2012, and I work with my husband at Rainbow Glass Studios where I thoroughly enjoy teaching weekend courses in glass and enamelling. I believe everyone has creativity and I want to encourage you to explore yours!
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