Kiln glass classes cover both Glass fusing and kiln carving. Glass fusing uses the kiln to create imagery in glass. In this session we will learn how to produce simple yet affective pieces of fused glass. A number of the pieces we produce can be turned into functional works of art for the home, whilst the others can be used as jewellery or stand-alone works of art. You will learn about the use of frits, paints, wire and foils to create different effects. Kiln carving is a type of kiln forming. The process uses materials such as fibreboard, fibre paper and plaster to add texture and relief to glass. In this class we will learn to create moulds for kiln carving out of a number of different materials. The course will also introduce you to glass cutting techniques, firing schedules and cold working.
I offer both full day 1:1 courses available most week days. Half day courses run from 9-12 or 12-3 and are charged at £90. Full day courses run from 9am - 3pm and are charged at £140.
Discounts available for groups of 2-4 people booking together.
Please get in touch for details and booking.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Use of facilities, tools and equipment
Tea, coffee and biscuits will also be provided.
Students may bring packed lunch or can visit one of Meltham's local cafe's or shops.
Alex Blakey at Alx Creations
Alx Creations Wessenden head road Meltham, Holmfirth West Yorkshire HD9 4HR
What a fantastic course. I have been wanting to start making my own glass pieces at home in my ceramic kiln for a long time but never had the know how to start. Having been on a full day course with Alex I now feel confident and ready to start out on my own. I made a great selection of pieces and tested a huge variety of techniques throughout the day. Alex was able to advise me on materials suppliers, kiln schedules, set up and how to make the most out of what I already have. She even offered me advice over the phone once I was home when I got stuck. It was great to have one to one support and the space was perfect for what I needed, however anyone in a wheelchair may struggle with access due to the steps between the house and workshop. Alex was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout and I would recommend the course to anyone wanting to learn fused glass.
I booked onto this course with no knowledge of glass. A thoughrally enjoyable and informative day. My wife and I love our new glass bowl which I made. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone wishing to learn more about kiln glass. Its a good idea to take images as inspiration as I found this really helped me to come up with ideas. I would also recommend the local bakery for lunch.