Wednesday 7.30 – 9.30
Starts 2nd October 2019
(8 weeks – £84.80)
Tutor: Pippa Davismoon
The course covers the basics of fusing by looking at glass compatibility, transparent and opaque colour (using sheet glass and frits), and types of fuses: full, contour and tack. We will also be using kiln paper/rope for both holes and slumps, glue clay moulds and cold working to finish off pieces.
We will begin by making full fused glass pendants. Other things that can be made are earrings, cuff links and light catchers or other small hanging pieces and, in the last few weeks, a soap or ring dish. Work will be fired every week as there will be a space allocated for each student.
Please note, the glass work you can do in this class is small scale jewellery and handheld sized pieces.
Just bring an apron/old shirt, a notebook and pencil, and enthusiasm!
Whilst you are working with small jewellery items, the cost of the glass is included in the course fee. If you wish to purchase specific colours or extra frits or sheet glass for ring dishes, I will advise you where to buy these from. Also, you will need to purchase additional thongs and bails for any extra pendants you may make and, if making earrings or cuff links, the findings for those can be bought on the internet too. Again, I will advise you!
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