Glass fusing

COURSE OUTLINE:

Coloured glass, traditionally used in stained glass techniques, can also be fused together in a kiln to produce exciting results. You will learn how to cut glass into shapes, and how to layer pieces of glass ready for fusing in a kiln. You can also experiment with other materials such as frits, stringers and noodles. There will be a kiln firing of work produced at the end of the day, and work can be collected by arrangement afterwards. The opportunity to have a piece of work 'slumped' to form a bowl is also included. The course will include short demonstrations to the group by the tutor when required, with the majority of the course taking the form of practical progress on your own personal pieces, and individual guidance from the tutor when required

 

COURSE PROGRAMME:

Session 1: Brief introduction to fusing glass; learning how to cut glass
Session 2: Selecting coloured glass, and cutting shapes; experimenting with a range of other glass materials
Session 3: Assembling pieces of work ready for firing; loading work onto the kiln shelves ready for firing
 
 

MATERIALS PROVIDED: Coloured sheet glass; clear glass; stringers, frits and noodles; other materials for inclusions

 

EXTRA MATERIALS REQUIRED AND APPROXIMATE COST:  None

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES: Please wear closed in shoes (no sandals); work will need to be collected after firing, usually available 1 week or so afterwards