Discover the exciting possibilities of using fusing techniques
to form glass in the kiln. With a focus on colour and texture, you
will make small glass decorations for your home.
Martin is a master of the process 'fused glass mosaics' and when he runs his workshops, he has on hand, hundreds of fused glass pieces to choose from that you can experiment with in your own creations during this workshop. This has proved so popular with students that many have asked if they can make their own glass fusions. This course offers you that opportunity.
By the end of the day you will have created a number of glass fusions. In producing this work, you will have learnt how to cut glass and the tutor will also explain what happens to the glass during the firing cycle and glass compatibility.
We will cover simple glass cutting - cutting straight lines, circles and strips.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
Martin Cheek has been making mosaics for over 30 years and is the author of seven best selling books on the subject. He hand makes every piece of fused glass for his mosaics, each batch sometimes requiring several firings in the kiln to get it right. There is always some mystery in what the glass will do in the metamorphic process of heat.