A two-day exploration of this fascinating mould-making material, with its inventor Petra Kaiser.
Kiln Forming becomes a true adventure when working with Kaiser Lee Board moulds and modules. They are reusable countless times and can be used for slumping, draping and casting. Nearly anything you can think of can be realized with KL-board. It is a tool that enables us to make some of the most unusual glass art objects with surprisingly little effort. KL-board is very versatile and will definitely expand your pallet of kiln worked glass.
In this inspiring two day workshop, students will have a choice of creating projects including floating bowls, freestanding sculptures, clocks and light screens. Petra will guide you through the process of creating your own unique mould or modules from Kaiser Lee Board that can be used over and over again to create a variety of different projects.
Kaiser Lee board is easy to cut, carve and shape, making it the perfect casting medium. Explore the nearly endless possibilities of kiln forming with a material that doesn't need to primed, and doesn't absorb heat like other mould materials.
This 2 day course will give you an opportunity to connect and collaborate with fellow artists. “Only by sharing we can progress to the next level of creating stunning art work” Petra Kaiser.
Petra has taught workshops all over the world, you may know her from her popular books, Introduction to Glass Fusing, Fuse It and Glass Forming with the Mold Block System. She specializes in the creating and developing of new forms and products. One of the latest and most challenging techniques is the combination of cast glass elements and fairly thin glass - only 1 to 2 layers thick. Petra will share her ideas and techniques that she has discovered over the past 20 years of kiln forming glass via slide show, samples of her exquisite artwork and demonstrations.
Petra will be visiting us from Florida, USA, don't miss her!
Pay the 50% deposit to confirm your place. The remainder is due by 31st May 2018. Full course price £499. 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.
We will provide a delicious lunch each day, from Pret a Manger with light refreshments. Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements. We will do our best to cater to everyone and have vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options upon request with advanced notice.
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.
Failure to pay the full fee by 31st May 2018 invalidates your booking. Fully paid students: 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.