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Lampworking: Making Glass Beads
Dates: Saturday April 28thNo experience is necessary, and students will be guided through the very basics how to turn on the torch, getting familiar with the tools and the workspace, as well as guidance on the health and safety implications. Students will then be shown how to make a round bead, and the tutor Catherine Keenan will explain some ways of applying pattern and experimenting with form to make your beads more unusual.
Date: Saturday June 9
Intermediate Glass Fusing
Time: 10am to 4pm
Tutor: Natasha Duddy
Have you already taken a Beginners Fused Glass Class and want to take your skill to the next level? Then you're ready for an Intermediate Fused Glass Class! In this class we will be working with Bullseye Glass. The Intermediate Fused Glass Class will cover advanced cutting techniques, including circles if required for your project, and slumping glass. There will be more hands-on time than the Beginners Fused Glass Class and one large project will be completed before lunch and one after lunch. Choose to create a bowl, plate, clock or wall art piece. We will guide you through our very easy step by step process of creating a fused glass panel, using your very own design or we can assist if you don't have one, so drawing skills are not essential. You will use glass, copper inclusions, frits, confetti, stringers and oxides to name just a few to create your project. The first half of each session will be spent creating your exact design template, and selecting colours. Then you will choose your glass, cut it and assemble it ready to fuse. You will have already decided if you are using a mould to slump your final piece and this will determine the size of your work. If preferred, you will also be shown how to make a relief mould to just add surface texture and pattern to your flat pieces of work, using ceramic fibre paper. We will give advice on hanging your work and will gladly offer fixings information. We will also give advice on cold working techniques that can be added at a later date to enhance your piece even more, such as cutting into your design, drilling or sandblasting.
Maximum 10 students
Fee: £45 (includes a wide range of materials and use of your own set of tools for the day)