Introduction to glass fusing workshop

Introduction to glass fusing workshop
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Description

Join us for an exciting and adventurous workshop extending your skills and techniques involved in Glass Fusing and Slumping. We will make two items and you’ll have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of fusing ideas and glass 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 for two projects (depending on size). This is payable to the tutor during the course. This fee does include both firings and use of moulds.

Project 1: Op Art. Inspired by the art style of the 1960s you will learn how to create optical illusions in your glass. We will create an illusion of movement like swelling or warping within the glass. Different colour combinations and patterns can be considered to create a very unique piece of glass art.

Project 2: Glass Fused Mosaic. Design a picture by inlaying small pieces of glass and then grouting it with glass powders to create an intricate and colourful glass ‘painting’. Your glass mosaic will be fused together. You can either create a small wall hanging or a shallow slumped platter which will involve a second firing.

Projects might be subject to change depending on suitability, available material and new inspiration the tutor might have, but they will be exciting!

Skills/Techniques Covered:

· Design techniques and special effects

· Fusing processes

· Glass Cutting Techniques

· Melting glass stringers over a flame.

· Preparation of moulds for slumping

· Health and Safety when working with glass materials

What to bring:

. a packed lunch

. a sketchbook/notebook and pen

· photos, patterns and pictures 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?

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

Madeleine Murray at Micklems Farm Creative Workshops

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Venue

Micklems Farmhouse
Knowl Hill
Reading
Berkshire
RG10 9YD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners

Duration

1 day (10:30am to 4:30pm)

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