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Fun with Glass Fusing and Slumping: 2 Projects

Sunday 25th Sep 2022, The Lookout Studio, The Base

Join Shirley Eccles for this new and adventurous glass fusing workshop playing with Opt Art and Mosaic techniques.

You will be able to extend your skills and techniques involved in Glass Fusing and Slumping. We will make two items during the day. This course is project based and the aim is to learn different fusing techniques. It will give you the opportunity to experiment with a variety of fusing ideas and glass materials.

Further Detail

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.

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

This course is designed as an experimental course in Glass Fusing and Slumping and is project based. It can be adapted to suit a range of abilities, including beginners.

All Materials are included in your course fee.

Please bring with you:
• 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 The Base for collection.

Duration: 11am - 5pm

All tickets must be booked in advance.

There is no need to print or collect a ticket as the team will have a record of those who have booked. Booking for workshops and courses close 24 hours before the start time. Please note we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start date.