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Glass Stack Fusing

By building up layers of fused glass you can create a stand-up sculptural piece with a 3D effect.

On this course you will build a 6” x 6” stand alone stack-fused piece of your own design. This is an advanced course – previous fusing experience and good cutting skills necessary.

You will need to prepare an image or idea before you arrive for the course, which you can dissect into three segments of depth. Abstract designs can work quite well as can picture scenes which you can divide into a background, middle-ground and foreground. This is a good opportunity to experiment with colour theory and transparent colour-layering, so consider this when developing your design. There will be opportunity to fine-tune your design on the morning of the first day when you know more about how the piece will be constructed.

On day one you will produce three 6mm thick panels (the three layers of depth) which will be fused overnight. These will then be stacked and fused on top of each other in a second firing on day two (half day), with extra layers of clear to create your completed piece.

All materials are included in the cost of this course.

Course times:

Day 1: 10am - 4pm

Day 2: 10am - 1pm

There will be a maximum of 8 students to ensure individual attention.

 

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:

On day one will provide a delicious cold lunch 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.

Looking for a gift?

Why not buy a course as a unique gift? If you're unsure of a suitable date you can buy a voucher and let them choose their own! Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase and need to be used to book a specific date within that time. A booking is not confirmed until the voucher has been validated against a specific date.

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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    24/02/2018
    Loved this class!
    By Rachelle

    This was a fabulous class. Simon was so patient with all my questions and I learned so much that I didn't know about glass. In fact, this class is what finally sold me on getting my own kiln. Everyone in the class had such great ideas and now I have so many ideas that I want to try!
    One word of advice: Although I've been working with copper foiling for years my cutting skills were stretched in the process of cutting precise pieces without using a grinder to finish them, so I'd recommend practicing your cutting skills before the class.

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    17/12/2016
    Amazing!
    By Sharon and Hilary

    This was an amazing course! It was definately helpful to have cutting experience and a bit of knowledge in how glass reacts in a kiln. It was amazing seeing how everyone's ideas unfolded, and how different everyone's was.
    Simon, as ever, was an excellent tutor and very encouraging and patient, and helpful with everyone.
    We learnt new techniques and it has definately whetted our appetite to experiment again at home.
    Good value for money too! Looking forward to the next course! Thank You!

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