Two Day Further Fusing Course
Revamped and updated! The Further Fusing Course includes new techniques and is designed to improve your existing skills. This is now the perfect next step to follow on from our Glass Fusing and Slumping Two Day Course.
On this course you will learn how to use enamels and create controlled bubbles inside your work. Develop your cutting skills to new levels to reduce waste, including use of glass grinders. Grow your understanding of colour layering, reactions and learn how to harness the chemistry and physics of fused glass. Explore the potential of System 96 Glass to broaden your fusing horizons.
This is a LEVEL TWO course - some prior cutting and fusing experience necessary. If you are unsure about whether this is the right course for you, one of our knowledgeable staff would be happy to advise you on 0117 958 8820.
What does the course cover?
You will create a series of test tiles combining coloured and clear glass, frits, stringers, vitrigraph and noodles exploring techniques that will broaden your technical glass skills.
- Enamels and bubbles
- How to apply decals
- Develop your cutting skills & use of electric grinders
- Kiln controller programming
- Colour theory
- Fusing increased thickness pieces, go beyond the 6mm rule with dams
- River Rocks
The class will cumlinate with a review of your experiments and creation of your own glass art panel using the new skills.
You will gain accurate technical information and guidance to help you to be experimental in your own studio. We teach small groups with a maximum of eight students to ensure individual attention.
What do I need to bring?
Nothing but yourself and a sturdy pair of shoes (no open toes!). All your glass, materials and use of tools are included.
We will provide a delicious cold lunch 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 wherever we can.
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.
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.
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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So many techniques!By Eileen
I wanted to drop a note to say I have now received the various pieces that I did on the course and I was very pleased with them all. It prompted me to write to say how much I enjoyed the course and ask you to pass on my thanks to Sarah and Nigel. We covered so many techniques, some of which I may never try again, but many of which I am excited to try myself now. It did mean the pace was fast but everyone on the course gave it all a go and that enabled us to try everything.
Feel equipped to move on now. Thanks again.