Glass Fusing: Garden Sculptures

Glass Fusing: Garden Sculptures
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Description

This workshop will offer you the opportunity to further experiment with glass fusing techniques. There are many possibilities from abstract garden structures to flowers, birds or wind chimes. Whether you are new to glass or have experience of fusing there will be lots to inspire you and ideas to share.

We will plan and cut our glass according to our design and assemble it ready for firing in a Glass Kiln. Once fired it will be returned to Micklems Farm for collection. At home you can assemble your glass piece to metal structures or stakes or suspend it from trees or structures. Suitable glues and assemblage techniques will be discussed during this workshop. Some metal structures and stakes will be available for sale. You may also bring your own materials e.g. Driftwood, Willow etc. and we can discuss its suitability and use.

Skills and techniques that will be taught in the course:

Glass cutting techniques

Creating colour and texture

Group discussion to extend ideas

Fusing and slumping techniques

Pattern design and symmetry

Display solutions

Discussion of suitable glue and assemblage

Materials are not included in your course fee.

1. All glass materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £30-40. Per piece depending on the size and firing needs. This is payable to the tutor during the course. The Price includes Kiln Firing.

2. Metal stakes and structures are available at an additional cost. If you wish to order one please let Micklems Farm or the Tutor know. You are welcome to supply your own. Bring it with to the class to help with the size and design of the glass.

We do not have the facilities to take card payments in the workshops. Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book if your course involves buying materials from the tutor. Your Projects will be taken away for firing in a kiln and will be returned to Micklems Farm for you to collect after the course. Due to the nature of the pieces collection will be advisable.

What to bring:

A sketchbook/notebook and pen

Your printed notes, that has been emailed to you

A dust mask

An apron

Wear closed-toe shoes

Suitable images, designs and photos of flowers and nature for ideas

Ideas of glass fused garden art

Materials and ideas for assemblage if possible

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Included on the day:

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.

Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.

Level: Beginners and up

Number of students: 10

Maker

Lauren Millbank at Micklems Farm Creative Workshops

Venue

Micklems Farmhouse
Knowl Hill
Reading
Berkshire
RG10 9YD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners

Duration

1 day (10:30am to 4:30pm)

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Price

£75

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