A masterclass will allow you the time to develop your voice through the development of a technique or techniques. It is an intensive period of focused self development.
In this 5 day course we will examine and experiment with a variety of different ways to embed imagery in glass. We will sandblast and screen print on found objects, paint with enamels, open face cast with decals and box cast with many layers of images.
Experience with glass would be advantageous, but is not essential.
Dates: 13th-17th May 2019
These 2 or 3 day courses enable participants to get under the skin of a technique and learn about it through a series of projects. On a 2 day course the first weekend runs from 10-4pm, the work will then be fired during the week and the following Saturday will be used to divest and cold work as necessary.
On a 2 day course all the work will be created on the Saturday and Sunday, but you may be required to pick up the finished pieces during the following week.
Lost Wax Weekend
Come and learn about creating objects using a lost wax casting method. You will work with moulding wax to create your object and then cast it up in plaster. After steaming out the wax you will be able to work out how much glass you will need and the work will be ready to go into the kiln for firing. The following week the pieces will be ready for divestment and cold working. All the stages of this complex process will be explained and demonstrated throughout the weekend.
No previous experience with glass required
Dates: 15th, 16th and 22nd of June
This two day course will look at the many materials used to create moulds to slump glass over. We will use Bullseye and float glass and will talk about firing schedules for each
No experience with glass required, but some is advantageous
Dates: 14th and 15th of September