This one course day introduces beginners to the exciting possibilities of warm glass – using fusing techniques to form glass in the kiln.
The course will be lots of hands on work, practical demonstrations, slide-show presentations, and individual instruction, all of which are aimed to ensure that each student learns the art of creating their own glass and learns more about their own creative, personal style.
Students are encouraged to bring their own image design or inspirational reference and during the workshop, make their own original handmade glass panel. The suggested size is A5: 148 mm x 210 mm.
In producing this work, you will have learnt how to cut glass, shaping techniques and the tutor will also explain what happens to the glass during the firing cycle and glass compatibility.
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.