These workshops allow you to develop your ideas through learning and experimenting with a specific technique. To begin with you will concentrate on research, testing and production and on the final day (the following Saturday) is normally about divesting and cold working the finished items.
Lost Wax Casting Workshops
In this weekend workshop you will create a piece of three dimensional cast glass. On the first day you will make a shape with wax which you wish to recreate in glass. During the next day we will cast up and steam out the wax and prepare the mould for firing. On the third day, after firing, the mould will be broken away (divested) and you will have time to cold work your piece. Each stage of this process will be discussed and explained. Some experience with glass would be preferable, though not essential.
Lunch and refreshments provided each day. Class numbers limited to 4 persons. £300
Pate de verre Day
This one day course is suitable for those with no experience of glass making techniques or for those who have maybe taken a taster session and want to grow their knowledge. During the day long course you will learn to build your own mould, design and pack a vessel and make a large flat piece of pate de verre. or two smaller ones. We will discuss how to fire these piece and the following Saturday you will divest (remove the plaster) and cold work (finish) your piece if necessary.
Lunch and light refreshments provided. Class numbers limited to 6, £100
10-4pm, Saturday 11th November