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Glass Fusing: Kiln Carving and Metal Inclusions

Sunday 20th Feb 2022, The Base Studio

A turquoise-coloured glass artwork with a leaf design on it.

In this course, you will explore different design and fusing techniques to create lovely unique glass artworks of your own.

They can either be functional or decorative. Enjoy exploring your creativity through Kiln Formed Glass.

Project 1: Kiln Carving: You will learn how to create bas relief and texture in glass. This process involves cutting designs in fibre paper, creating different thicknesses and fusing the glass over your design to create contours and textures giving it a relief and 3D effect.

Project 2: Inclusions: In this project you will experiment with metals that are compatible with glass. Materials like foils, meshes, metal powders and oxides can be used to create interesting designs and you can use copper wire to create a line drawing within your design.

Both these projects are suitable for a further firing to create a shallow dish or you might just wish to use it as a cheese or serving platter or a decorative wall panel.

Skills/Techniques Covered

• Design techniques and special effects
• Fusing processes
• Compatibility of Metals in glass
• Preparation of moulds for slumping
• Health and Safety when working with glass materials


• This course is designed for a range of abilities including beginners

Duration: 11am - 5pm

Courses dates: Sun 20 Feb

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
• wear closed-toe shoes

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

Having done the one-day Introduction to Glass Course would be an advantage but is not a requirement.

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.