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This course is now sold out, if you would like to be added to our waiting list please email catherine@creativeglassguild.co.uk and we will let you know if a space becomes available that we can offer you.

A two day course with fused glass expert Brad Walker.

Yes, it’s possible to fuse with glass that isn’t specifically made for fusing. This workshop focuses on ways to fuse using glass found in rubbish bins, taken from old windows, or purchased inexpensively at a DIY or a used office supply shop. In addition to an overview of the types of glass that can be used, we’ll complete three different projects:

* We’ll create a bowl with toughened (tempered) glass. This project focuses on how to tell toughened glass from regular glass and how to fuse and slump it in the kiln.

*Learn about the different characteristics of the tin and air sides of float (window) glass and explore metal reactions with the two different sides.

*Use mica to paint on sheet glass. Mica is available in a wide variety of brilliant silvers, golds, and bronzes. In addition to painting, it can be used to add color to recycled glass.

Brad Walker is founder and owner of warmglass.com, the internet’s longest running website devoted strictly to kiln-forming.  He is also the author of two books:  Contemporary Warm Glass and Contemporary Fused Glass.

There will be a maximum of 10 students.

Discounts are not applicable to this course.

What do I need to bring?

Nothing but yourself and a sturdy pair of closed-toed shoes. All of your glass, materials and tools are provided.

Lunch:

We will provide a delicious lunch each day from Pret a Manger as well as light refreshments throughout the course. Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements. We will do our best to cater to everyone but this cannot always be guaranteed.

Accessibility:

We will try to make our courses accessible to all however if you have any disabilities or physical limitations of any kind we ask that you discuss it with us before booking.

Cancellations:

For cancellations made 4 weeks in advance we offer a full refund or one free date change. For cancellations made 3 weeks in advance we offer a 75% refund or one free date change. For cancellations made 2 weeks in advance we can only offer a 50% refund. If we receive less than 2 weeks’ notice we are unable to offer a refund or date change on course places.  If a date change has been requested we cannot offer a refund on a subsequent cancellation.

 

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