Landscapes in Glass
Sunday 12th Jun 2022, The Lookout Studio, The Base
Join Shirley Eccles to explore the techniques of Glass fusing to create a 2D landscape.
Once fired you will take home a lovely, unique piece of glass art - hand made by you!
Be inspired by your favourite Landscape artist. Well-known artist David Hockney, local artist Nick Schlee or abstract landscape artist Peter Lanyon, to mention a few. The choice is yours or use photos of your memorable visits to the seaside or famous landmarks as inspiration.
During this workshop, you will be able to extend your skills and techniques involved in Glass Fusing. You will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of fusing ideas and glass materials to create the desired effect, whether it is water, rocks or green pastures.
The emphasis during this workshop will be on presentation. We will discuss size and framing options. However, you might also wish to consider having your piece slumped into an S-curve mould so that it is 3D and can stand on a windowsill for example. Or how about presenting it in a metal frame. (Metal frames, round and square, can be ordered from the tutor at an additional cost).
Duration: 11am - 5pm
Session date: Sun 12 Jun
• Design techniques and special effects
• Fusing processes
• Glass Cutting Techniques
• Melting glass stringers over a flame.
• Discussing and planning presentation ideas
• 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 can be adapted to suit a range of abilities, including beginners.
Materials: Materials are included in your course fee. This fee also includes both firings and use of moulds where applicable. Metal structures can be ordered from the tutor at an additional cost and is not included in your fee.
Please bring with you:
• a sketchbook/notebook and pen
• photos and pictures of landscapes, seascapes or cityscapes 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.
We kindly request that all visitors wear face coverings when moving around the building (unless you are exempt). These can be removed during your session if you feel comfortable. As face coverings will no longer be mandatory, we will not be able to challenge those who choose not to wear one and we ask everyone to be kind and respectful to other visitors and our team.
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.