Introduction to Fused Glass (including jewellery): a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Cycle Cafe near Penrith and Ullswater
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About the Course
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A one day Introduction to Fused Glass course including Christmas decorations & Jewellery if you wish to make these.
Marilyn Hale has been making and teaching Fused Glass for many years from her own south Cumbrian studio and we are delighted that she returns regularly each year, her courses are very popular.
You will learn about different types of glass used in fusing work, dichroic and iridescent and also about the all important COE (Coefficient of expansion) – vital to understand in glass fusing as it makes sure the right types of glass are used together.
Marilyn will tell you all about fused glass before you start - the safe and most successful ways to cut, and what can be done with glass in a kiln in terms of fusing, stacking, tack fusing and slumping. You will also learn about various inclusions and their different applications, using frits, stringers, stamps and foils and other fragments.
Once you have been shown what is possible Marilyn will let you loose for the rest of that day to make what you can under her guidance. You will be able to make jewellery, coasters, candle holders and plaques – as in the pictures. Obviously if you wish to make Christmas Decorations in spring or summer then that’s fine too!
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. The voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Additional charges are £15 per student and this includes the glass you use and the firing fee back at Marilyn's studio plus redelivery of the glass back to the Cycle Cafe.
If you wish to have your pieces posted to you Marilyn may need to add a small extra charge of £2 - as with certain other small items on a 'use by' basis i.e. jewellery hangers, extra dichroic glass as well as any additional sheets of glass you may wish to use at cost. Each student will have enough glass to make around 12-15 different items (obviously depending on the sizes.
Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).
Our days are considered real treats - many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.
We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.
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