New! This course will take place on six consecutive Wednesday evenings starting on the 2nd October 2019. See below for full dates and course times.
Create more dimension and depth in your glass art work as you experiment with firing programs to create thicker, more complex artworks.
Using the techniques of stack fusing and strip fusing, construct multi-layered pieces and make informed choices when it comes to colour, transparent and opaque glasses, reactive glasses and frit techniques.
This course is an intermediate course suitable for those who already have an understanding of basic fusing, and is ideal for those who wish to understand firing programs better and begin to experiment with them. Glass cutting skills are essential.
What are the projects?
Stack Fusing - You will create a 15cm x 15cm design and learn how to dissect into 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. You will learn how to construct a piece that is 4-5cm thick, how to ammend a firing program for this purpose and how to construct your piece in the kiln.
Strip Fusing - Discover the design opportunities that arise when you begin placing glass on its side rather than flat. By cutting lots of thin strips of sheet glass and laying them on their sides you can play with geometric patterns. Also learn how to incorporate face up glass into a strip fused piece and the weird and wonderful effects you can achieve by subverting the 'rules' and creating uneven multi-layered areas of transparent colour within a strip fused piece. You will create 2 pieces using this technique.
Both of these projects require fibre paper and dams in order for them to retain their shape. Discover why this is and how it effects the firing programs.
There will be a maximum of 6 students to ensure individual attention.
Course price includes the use of tools and kilns. Materials are not included but some practice glass will be provided. Our shop is adjacent to the studios and you will be able to buy your glass as you go along and enjoy a 10% shop discount while on the course. You will likely need to spend between £30 - £70 on glass and other materials over the length of the course.
Light refreshments will be provided and there is a fridge for student use.
2nd October : 6pm - 9pm
9th October: 6pm - 9pm
16th October : 6pm - 9pm
23rd October : 6pm - 9pm
30th October : 6pm - 9pm
6th November : 6pm - 9pm
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 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.