Glass fusing: landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes

Glass fusing: landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes
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Description

Be Inspired by your favourite Landscape artist. Well-known artist David Hockney, local artist Nick Schlee or abstract landscape artist Peter Lanyon, to mention a few. The choice is yours or use photos of your memorable visits to the seaside or famous landmarks as inspiration.

During this workshop you will be able to extend your skills and techniques involved in Glass Fusing. You will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of fusing ideas and glass materials to create the desired effect, whether it is water, rocks or green pastures.

The emphasis during this workshop will be on presentation. We will discuss size and framing options. However, you might also wish to consider to have your piece slumped into a S-curve mould so that it is 3D and can stand on a windowsill for example. Or how about presenting it in a metal frame. (Metal frames, round and square, can be ordered from the tutor at an additional cost.)

Skills/Techniques Covered

Design techniques and special effects

Fusing processes

Glass cutting techniques

Melting glass stringers over a flame

Discussing and planning presentation ideas

Preparation of moulds for slumping

Health and safety when working with glass materials

Materials

Materials are not included in your course fee. All materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £35-£45 per projects (depending on size). This is payable to the tutor during the course. This fee does include both firings and use of moulds where applicable. Metal structures can be ordered from the tutor at an additional cost.

What to bring:

a sketchbook/notebook and pen

photos and pictures of landscapes, seascapes or cityscapes to use as inspiration

a dust mask

an apron

an old but clean dishcloth is useful

wear closed-toe shoes

Collection of Work:

All projects will be taken away for firing in a kiln and will be returned to Micklems Farm for collection.

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 would like to share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them, so you can share this on social media and tag us.

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 'Chat with the Maker' button. 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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