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Cheshire School of Glass

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Cheshire School of Glass
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Cheshire School of Glass's Courses

Cheshire - Next course on 1st June 2019
There are many applications for glass art but given it’s ability to change with the light and produce beautiful colours and shadows, nowhere is more relevant than outside and the garden is an ideal location. It is no surprise that glass sculptures are a prominent part of Kew Gardens and prestigious garden shows such as Chelsea Flower Show. You will learn to cut and shape glass and produce your own original fused glass piece that...
If you prefer the benefits that come with more personal and concentrated tuition, then we can tailor a one-to-one programme to the particular area of glass you wish to gain further skills in. Whether you’re a complete beginner, or someone already with a degree of experience, we can design a course which focuses purely on your specified areas; whether it be the very basics of glass fusing or more advanced kiln-carving techniques. Choose the length...
Cheshire - Next course on 31st May 2019
We Brits love our animals – whether it be farmyard animals, fish, wildlife or domestic furry friends. We will help you capture the spirit of your chosen animal in fused glass. Led by renowned glass artist Jennifer Barker, you will be guided in bringing the animals almost to life by creating a sense of movement or stance that evoke the animals character. Feel free to bring images of your own pet or any imagery that...
Cheshire - Next course on 12th October 2019
No previous experience is needed! This is all about getting into the Christmas spirit and as this course is always in such high demand we are putting on dates for throughout December. Our studio looks, smells and sounds of all things Christmas, guaranteeing you a wonderful day of festive fun, laughter and creativity. You’ll be designing your own beautiful bespoke decorations, learning to cut glass and experiment with sparkle and colour using decorative inclusions. You...
Cheshire - Next course on 16th June 2019
Copper-foiling is used as an alternative to lead came, giving a similar effect often for more delicate and detailed indoor projects such as mirror surrounds, wall hangings, smaller panels and light catchers of any shape. In this course you will learn to cut and grind glass in to accurate shapes, before choosing your glass from our large and varied range of glass colours. You will be taught the art of copper-foiling and soldering in joining...
Cheshire - Next course on 1st August 2019
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...
Cheshire - Next course on 8th June 2019
This course is the next stage along from our introduction to stained glass course designed for anyone who can create lead-light but is keen to learn more techniques and extend their skill set. On this course students will explore more techniques to further their ability to create bespoke lead-lights. This course is led by Steph Brown who will guide you through the design process and then teach you to create imagery on the glass using...
Cheshire - Next course on 25th May 2019
If you’ve never worked with glass before and want to start from the very basics, then this is the course for you. We’ll show you the primary techniques involved in cutting, shaping and assembling glass, use of inclusions, how the kiln is programmed and also take a look at slumping. You’ll be creating your own designs, and we’ll make time for looking at our rich resource of glass books and enjoy a fabulous lunch. Experience:...
Cheshire - Next course on 26th May 2019
Working with a range of decorative fusible glass types, you will develop an understanding of glass fusing which enable you to make stunning jewellery. You will experiment with colour, shape, bubble pens and other decorative items to create pendants, earrings and cuff links. You will be taught to use dichroic glass which adds a bit of magic dazzle to fused jewellery. Everything you need to make your finished pieces is included in the course, including...
Cheshire - Next course on 15th June 2019
This course will show you how to use enamels, glass powders and other decorative glass elements to create a landscape or seascape design that incorporates depth of field, perspective and a certain luminosity that is not achievable when working with paint on canvas. No previous experience of glass is necessary and you don't even need to have a good level of artistry; you will be amazed of the end results. Bring your own image to...
Cheshire - Next course on 19th July 2019
Through this course you will learn all of the skills required to create your own mosaic panel. You will learn to select and cut the right pieces for your project and then combine them using traditional mosaic techniques. You will become proficient at cutting glass, using mosaic cutters, grinding the glass and grouting. All before the day is through. This is a fun but messy process so pack an old shirt or apron. Please feel...
Cheshire - Next course on 22nd June 2019
Led by Steph Brown, this traditional course will enable you to design and make your own stained glass panel. By covering the different glass cutting techniques and then guiding you through the leading process to construct your panel, the course will culminate in the soldering of the lead to complete your piece. A fantastic two-day course that is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience.
Using imagery ranging from hand-drawn artwork to images found on the internet or in books as inspiration, you will learn to create artworks using painting techniques, coloured vitreous powders, use of fine line enamels and decorative inclusions. You will also learn how to use stencilling techniques to create a design that can be sandblasted into the glass surface. We’ll cover the ancient technique of silver staining and use of high-temperature pigment enamels in the design...