Course Start DatesWednesday 26th February 2020
About the Course
On this workshop you will explore different design and fusing techniques to create lovely unique glass artworks of your own. They can either be functional or decorative. Enjoy exploring your creativity through Kiln Formed Glass.
Project 1 Kiln Carving: You will learn how to create bas relief and texture in glass. This process involves cutting designs in fibre paper, creating different thicknesses and fusing the glass over your design to create contours and textures.
Project 2 Inclusions: In this project you will experiment with metals that are compatible with glass. Materials like foils, meshes, metal powders and oxides can be used to create interesting designs and you can use copper wire to create a line drawing within your design.
Both these projects are suitable for a further firing to create a shallow dish or you might just wish to use it as a serving platter or decorative panel.
Skills/Techniques Covered - Design techniques and special effects. Fusing processes. Compatibility of Metals in glass. Preparation of moulds for slumping. Health and Safety when working with glass materials
Level - This course is designed for a range of abilities including beginners
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What's included in the price?
Materials - All materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £40, payable to the tutor during the course. This fee does include firing and use of moulds.
Items to bring - a sketchbook/notebook and pen, a dust mask, an apron, small pliers, if you have any, an old but clean dishcloth is useful, wear closed-toe shoes.
Collection of Work - Once fired your artwork will be returned to Micklems Farm for collection.
Includes - Tea, coffee and biscuits.
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