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Glass Fusing: Kiln Carving and Metal Inclusions

Sunday 12th Jul 2020, Lookout Studio

Due to the current situation we are suspending our summer programme of classes and courses and our Box Office team will be in touch with anyone who has already booked. We will restart this work as soon as possible but, in the meantime, please check our homepage where we’ll be releasing online activities and virtual sessions.

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

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

Duration: 11am - 5pm

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

Receive £10 discount when booked with Introduction to Glass Fusing: 3 Projects workshop.

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 of the workshop start date.