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The two-day intermediate course is an intensive programme for those who have completed the basic fusing course and are in search of more in depth knowledge of fusing. This includes working with precious metals, using different types of glass and looking at what can be achieved with them and a greater understanding of the kiln firing process.
This course will also show you how to make moulds for casting glass and also working with mould-making refractory materials for slumping into various shapes. Through exploring these techniques, you will have the opportunity to make a mirror with a glass frame surround, as well as a wall hanging or a bowl.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Your course includes:
Use of our fully equipped glass studio
A maximum of four students
All the tools and materials you need
Access to our extensive glass art and design library
Refreshments throughout and lunch
Course notes to take away
Kiln firing of your work
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Another fantastic course. Jen at Cheshire School of Glass is the most amazing teacher. She is technically brilliant, highly creative and excellent at teaching us students. No question ever goes unanswered, and you are encouraged to ask as many questions as you like. I have enjoyed all the classes I have done with Jen, and will be going back for more. The classes are small, so she has time to help each of us when we need it. One of the greatest parts of her courses is that we are allowed to choose what style we want to use for each piece and are encouraged to experiment. This means that you get to take home some great pieces, that you want to put them on show. I have several pieces now, including pictures, bowls, and some I have made for friends and family. I can't recommend Jen's courses more highly.
Having attended a beginner's course elsewhere, I can honestly say that Jen's course is excellent. She is generous with her advice, materials and enthusiasm and the two days spent at Cheshire School of Glass were thoroughly enjoyable - as well as very productive.
Her power point show with handouts at the beginning revised different types of glass, cohesion factors, kiln programmes etc and then we learnt how to make and use our own moulds, slumping and about different frits and paints etc etc by making a bowl with the moulds, a lace bowl and a personal artwork ... and that was just the first day.
Second day included ceramic paints, inclusions, use of mica, metal, foils, how to cut circles and we made a mirror and another, large artwork and we could have made more, had we wished to. There was no restriction to set templates or standard sizes for pieces, we were allowed to make whatever our imagination came up with (which, in our cases, was what we both needed for our bathroom door/window) and expertly guided so that these were successful.
Actions speak louder than words - I've decided to do another day working with Jen when I go to pick up my pieces after firing (although the artwork made the first day was ready by the second morning and is already on display at home) and I have signed up for the Christmas decorations course in two months' time as well.
Thank you Jen for being such an excellent teacher and for your enthusiasm in helping me learn so much and come away with pieces that I am really pleased with.
Jenny taught us all so much in 2 days. A wonderful experience and we all learnt so much. I had been on a basic fusing course prior to this one and would recommend both highly to anyone interested in learning kiln- based glass skills to anyone.
Having done a course for beginners, I wanted to learn more. The two day intermediate course was ideal. It provided me with a good mix of technical information and practical work, as well as allowing some time for homework and reflection. I was introduced to a number of techniques including complex glass cutting, casting, sand blasting, metal inclusions, silver stain and enamel work. Jenny is very enthusiastic and she made sure that I was able to carry out my designs. I came away with, what I think, are some fine pieces and desire to continue my glass explorations. The atmosphere in the studio was great and I was sorry to leave. Big thanks to Jenny and Steph for all their support!
The two days went so quickly doing this course. I learnt so much in such a short space of time. I would highly recommend doing this course to anyone before considering getting a kiln of their own. I have done both the basic fusing and intermediate ( with a discount of 10% after completion of one course). Great facilities and a brilliant teacher.
An excellent two day course full of useful information, lots of handouts and plenty of high end materials to experiment with. Jenny catered for eveyone's previous experiences in glass. Some of us had done courses with Jenny before, some elsewhere. A good mix of technical theory and practical to really give you a grounding of glass fusing. We made a lot of quality pieces in two day. I felt we all really had our moneys worth. Fab course. I recommend it.
I wanted to know how to use a kiln safely and fire the work. I have been on several courses before doing glass fusion. This course was incredible. Jenny gave us all so much information and handouts and made the whole daunting experience of buying a kiln and using it in your own home easier. Jenny's technical knowledge and support is wonderful. She is the lovliest lady and really goes out of her way to create extremely high quality courses. I have since booked Images in glass course because Jenny offers a discount for people who have been on previous courses.
The course was so full of information and really excellent! I had heard of Jenny's reputation through the glass company Pearsons Glass and the fact she teaches at a University, I knew she really knew her stuff. But she was modest and so approachable. I have a kiln and I am beyond the initial fusing stage so I wasn't sure what I could be taught. How wrong could I be? Jenny is inspirational. I recommend this course. I personally think you could do this course as a beginner as well as experienced. The other 3 ladies and myself had mixed ability and Jenny catered for all our levels.