On arrival you will be welcomed with delicious homemade biscuits and refreshments, whilst we cover the our Studio Health and Safety Policies. After a busy morning working on your first project we will stop at 1.00pm for a locally sourced two course lunch made by our resident cordon bleu chef! Some people said 'it was worth coming for the lunch alone!' Please let us know when booking your workshop if you have any dietary requirements, and we will bear these in mind when catering for the day. As well as the lunch and days experience all materials, kiln firings, safety equipment and course booklet are included in the price. After your days experience you will have made a kilncarved cheese/food platter or hanging and a free standing fused glass artwork.
First project - you will be taught kilncarving; a method using fibre paper to create a design for a clear glass cheese/food plate or hanging. Glass will be slumped onto the design creating a relief print effect. You will then learn how to cut glass, with plenty of practice ready for the afternoon’s project.
Exploring the use of frit, stringers and a gorgeous range of coloured fusing glass, you will create a seaside, abstract or countryside scene. Your finished glass piece will undergo two firings, one to fuse it (12-14 hrs) then a further firing (14-16hrs) to slump it onto a curved shape mould to allow it to free stand on completion. Your glass work can be collected a few days after your course or posted to you with a small addition charge to cover post and packing. (Please be aware if you are using a craftcourses.com voucher they charge a booking fee, vat and commission which I do not absorb into the cost of my workshops. Depending on the value of your voucher there may be an addition charge to cover this).