What will I learn? Steve is one of only a few professional glass artists choosing to work with solely enamel powders to colour the glass (as opposed to using pre-coloured glass such as Bullseye). He has developed his own techniques for working with these enamels, creating unique patterns and effects. Steve will share these techniques with you, and take you step- by-step through the glass-fusing process so that you can create your own unique piece of fused glass art. Whats the plan? On day one, as well as glass cutting and mould making, you will be able to make several sample pieces whilst you practise your enamel application techniques. These samples will serve as ‘drafts’ for the main piece that you will be making on the following day. They will be fired in the kiln on the first night so that you can see how they have turned out on the morning of day two. On day two you will be able to focus all day on making your main piece which can be up to 60cm x 30cm in size. This course is all about design progression, and learning from your first attempts with the samples – assessing what has worked, and what maybe didn’t come out quite as you expected – so that you can make appropriate adjustments in your finished design. Who else will be there? Places will be strictly limited to only FOUR people per course to allow everyone plenty of access to Steve’s expertise and ample social distancing. What can I take home with me? You will be making your own unique glass wall-hanging, to a maximum size of 30cm x 60cm. You can create any design that you wish, perhaps taking inspiration from our coastal surroundings or you can bring some ideas with you. You will be making samples on the first day, which you will also be able to take home. Your final pieces will be ready for you to collect by early afternoon after day two (or we can send it to you via courier for an additional charge if you are not able to collect in person). Where is it? At Steve’s fully equipped studio in Totnes in the picturesque South Hams area of South Devon. Where can I stay? We will be pleased to do all we can to help you make the most of your visit to Devon. Please just ask if you would like details of recommended accommodation in or around Totnes.
What's included in the price?
The all-inclusive cost covers your tuition, all materials that you will be using, protective mask and apron, all refreshments including a lovely lunch at a local pub on both days, all the pieces you will make and fixings to hang your main panel.
Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts
Steve is a glass artist who specialises in kiln-forming with enamels. He established his full time practice in 2002 and has won several awards for his work, including the Gold Prize for Glass in the Craft&Design Magazine awards. His work is in a distinctive style, and collected world-wide. He enjoys sharing his expertise in glass enamels on his popular classes and workshops which he has been running for several years.
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