We are thrilled to be welcoming SilkeMat inventor Barbara Cashman to the UK to teach two masterclasses. This is the more advanced course, you can find details of the beginner course here.
As an experienced fuser, you will appreciate the flexibility and the many uses of SilkeMat. Discover its versatility and create casting moulds, murrini moulds, pattern bar moulds and kiln-carved elements. Explore a vast variety of skills on this three day course, with murrini cane-pulling included. All the moulds are yours to take home and reuse, plus finished pieces and techniques to further your own fusing adventures.
SilkeMat is a non-carcinogenic kiln forming blanket available exclusively in the UK at Creative Glass Guild. It can be used to create re-useable forms for slumping glass.The optional rigizider provides the option to create repeat slumps of the same forms. As it is a non-carcinogenic fibre, it can be cut and handled with minimal concern.
This course can be paid for in five monthly installments of £99 (interest free). Please email Catherine to book using this method. You can also pay upfront by adding this listing to your basket on the website.
What do I need to bring?
Nothing but yourself and a sturdy pair of closed-toed shoes. All of your glass, materials and use of tools are included in the price.
We will provide a delicious cold lunch from Pret a Manger as well as light refreshments throughout the day. 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.
What are the course times?
The course starts at 10am and runs until approximately 4pm. There is a chance that it may overrun depending on progress. Duration: Three days.
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.
For cancellations made 8 weeks in advance we offer a full refund. For cancellations made 4 weeks in advance we offer a 50% refund. If we receive less than 4 weeks’ notice we are unable to offer a refund.