Glass fusing taster lesson
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I am running taster classes in glass fusing for up to 3 adults at a time. Bring a friend - it is great fun to have fellow learners to bounce ideas off. The one-off taster lesson is suitable for people who want to learn the basic techniques of a new craft which might lead to a new hobby. It is a great gift idea for someone who enjoys trying new things!
Glass fusing is where layers of coloured glass are cut, put into a kiln and fused together to make jewellery, coasters or decorative window hangings (sun-catchers) etc.
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What's included in the price?
Here is the detail:
•1-1 or 1-2 or 1-3 adult tuition can be arranged at a time to suit you throughout the year.
•A 2 hour taster lesson costs £45 for an individual (or £80 for 2 people together or £110 for 3 people together) and will include the glass materials and metal inclusions, jewellery fixings and the firing of 1 small piece of jewellery and either a sun-catcher or coaster which will be ready to collect in 1-2 weeks. (Postage can be arranged at cost if preferred.)
•A taster lesson could lead to multiple sessions working on a range of projects. Discounts are available for multiple sessions (eg: £40 per lesson if more than 1 lesson booked in advance).
•Glass fusing is a very broad subject and it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start, but if you just want to “have a go” then you can learn the basic techniques and make either a simple sun-catcher or a coaster and a small piece of jewellery in 1 session.
•The studio is equipped with a large range of coloured glass in different sizes and formats, various metal inclusions, appropriate tools and safety equipment, a microwave kiln and an electric kiln.
•All you have to bring is an idea of what you might like to have a go at making - Pinterest is really useful for ideas. If you have a particular project you want to try out (e.g. sun-catcher or coaster) then we will discuss how you can achieve that in the time available.
•If you book multiple sessions then we will discuss what you want to achieve over the number of lessons booked.
· We can investigate how layering, texture and colour combinations can achieve different effects.
· Exploring the use of metal (and other materials) for inclusions, including the use of kiln fibre.
· Creating individual pieces as gifts for friends and family.
So why not get in touch? Book now for a friend or, better still, book for yourself and a friend and then you can arrange a date and time to suit you both. A craft lesson makes a great unusual gift for a fun creative activity to do together. You can get in contact to arrange a date and time that would suit. I am fairly flexible for evenings or some daytime slots.
I went along with a friend to the taster lesson. This was my first experience of glass fusing and has been a fun start.
Sarah began the session with an introduction to the basic glass cutting tools and techniques. Then she demonstrated layering to make a simple piece of jewelry. Whey my pendant was being fired in the microwave kiln, she explained different fusing materials and their unique effects.
I'm pleased with what I could achieve in 2 hour. Meanwhile I'm fascinated by the broad subject of glass fusing. I've managed to use 2 fusing materials for my sun catcher; I'd love to see my friend's which used materials different from mine. Since the course, I try to learn about from a couple of websites and I'm considering of taking more sessions to try out different fusing materials.
Bertha - - #11199
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