‘THE NEXT STEP’ [this is the follow on from our 3 day crash course above] 3 day in-depth ‘fused glass’ course 10am – 4.30pm £260 inc all materials, refreshments & lunch
Day 1/ Using basic fused glass skills you have already accomplished on the 3 day crash course Deborah will help you to design, map out and create a embossed kiln carved glass wall panel measuring 30 x 60 cms. Working on a larger layered project will open up further design possibilities as well as the ability to incorporate several disciplines all at once. Throughout your day we will introduce you to new methods, tools, stencils, liquid stringers, metals, paints, sparkling miccas & how to incorporate wire & organic elements! Please specify if you wish to work on a alternative size*
Day 2/ You will create a 30 x 30cms panel, bridge or vessel [we have several molds to choose from] We will concentrate on achieving a layered design working in between the layers with paint, frit & confetti as well as manipulating glass noodles to add detail to your work. We will also show you how to work with precious metals inc: platinum, silver & gold! This will be a great ‘sampler’ to keep and refer back to showing some of the many exciting reactions we can achieve in glass . You will also cover a taster session in Sandblasting creating a mirror design which you can take home on the day! This course will help you look at new dimensions, materials & depths in fused glass elevating your work to a higher standard and understanding
Day 3/ ‘Gilding’ The application of 23.5 ct Gold & Silver leaf to glass and how to add fine detailing to your work including text and shadow with glass engraving methods. You will work on samples first before moving onto your panel – Project ready to take home on the day.
+ Bring along 4 glass bottles, washed with the labels removed. We will show you how to turn these into a fun free standing sculpture or bowl. We will also go through the simple do’s & dont’s of working with recycled glass with lots of hints & tips along the way!