Fused glass sunflower workshop for beginners - 2 days

First step - learn how to cut the circles for the centre section
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Description

Fused glass sunflower - make your own brightly coloured glass sunflower window art approx 23cm across on this 2-day workshop suitable for beginners.

Discover the pleasures of glass fusing while making your own colourful sunflower glass art - ready to hang in your window.
The materials and tools needed to create your own sunflower are all provided, with enough time to make a piece like the ones shown.

You'll be using coloured and clear fusible glass and coloured glass frit to make your sunflower, and learn how to cut glass, as well as the basics of kiln operation along the way!

The course is structured as 2 days, allowing time to fuse the centre section overnight and for full assembly on day 2.
On day one you'll learn how to cut circles in glass (for the centre section) and how to apply frit, ready for your circle section to go in to the kiln.
You'll then learn how to cut the 48 petal sections from 3 different colours of amber glass.

On day two you'll finish cutting the petals, and begin to assemble your sunflower using the centre circle section fresh from the kiln. We've allowed plenty ot time for this important step as the appearance of your sunflower depends on getting this stage right!

After firing you'll be able to collect your sunflower - you're now ready to enjoy your art at home!

This class will give you a brief introduction to glass cutting, tack fusing, including the differences between the types of glass you can fuse with, and some of the essentials of kiln operation and is suitable for all levels, especially beginners.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The 2-day course cost includes:

All the coloured glass, frit and other materials needed to make your sunflower
Use of all tools, apron, goggles and other protective gear
Lunch & Refreshments during the class
Maximum class size 4 people
Your sunflower to collect after firing in the kiln (2-3 days)
Written notes on the workshop with basic firing details for future projects
Eligibility for our Project Day Programme
Class runs from 10-30 to (approx) 5pm each day at our Northants studio just outside Towcester

Maker

Mike Caddy or Jenny Timms at Vitreus Art

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Venue

Vitreus Art at Bell Plantation
Watling Street
Towcester
Northamptonshire
NN12 6GX

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users

Duration

2 days (10:30am to 4:30pm)

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