In this course 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.
Materials are not included in your course fee. All materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £40, payable to the tutor during the course.
Items to bring: A sketchbook/notebook and pen, a dust mask, an apron, surgical gloves, small pliers, if you have any, an old but clean dishcloth, wear closed-toe shoes.
Collection of Work: Once fired your artwork will be returned to Micklems Farm for collection.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
- 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 so please tag us @micklemsfarmcreativeworkshops or use the hashtag #micklemsfarmcreativeworkshops.
Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using the contact page on the Micklems Farm website. 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.
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