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Glass Fusing: Garden Sculpture

Sunday 23rd Feb 2020, The Base

This workshop will offer you the opportunity to further experiment with glass fusing techniques.

There are many possibilities from abstract garden structures to flowers, birds or wind chimes. Whether you are new to glass or have experience of fusing there will be lots to inspire you and ideas to share.

We will plan and cut our glass according to our design and assemble it ready for firing in a Glass Kiln. We will use a variety of glass materials, from sheet glass to frits and stingers. Once fired you can assemble your glass piece to metal structures or stakes or suspend it from structures, ready to hang in trees. Suitable glues and assemblage techniques will be discussed during this workshop. Some metal structures and stakes will be available for sale. You may also bring your own materials e.g. driftwood, willow etc. and we can discuss its suitability and use.

The specific skills and techniques that will be taught in the course:

• Glass cutting techniques

• Creating colour and texture

• Group discussion to extend ideas

• Fusing and slumping techniques

• Pattern design and symmetry

• Display solutions

• Discussion of suitable glue and assemblage

Materials included. Please bring the following if possible;

• A sketchbook/notebook ( with ideas if possible) and pen

• A dust mask, if you have one

• An Apron

• Suitable images, designs and photos of flowers and nature for ideas

• Materials and ideas for assemblage if possible eg. Metal structures, drift wood, willow etc.

Please wear closed-toe shoes.

Duration: 11am - 5pm

Please note that 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.