Fusing comes under the umbrella of ‘warm glass’ which essentially means glass melted in a kiln. Fusing is when sheet glass is cut, assembled and joined together by melting it in a kiln. Glass frits, powders confetti and stringers are accessory glasses that can be used for additional decoration.
Using beautiful Bullseye glass, you will learn how to cut and assemble glass to form a tile/coaster and a glass panel. You will explore various ways in which the glass can be decorated with texture and pattern using frits, powders, confetti and stringers.
You will make a Bullseye glass test piece, a tile/coaster, a panel. You will become proficient at cutting glass using Float glass and gain information on kiln preparation, kiln firing programmes, compatibility devitrification and annealing
Everyone follows the same projects but you create your own designs.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Katrina Beattie graduated from University for Creative Arts in Farnham in 1995. She currently runs a studio in Somerset specializing in Blown, Lamp & Kiln Formed glass and has been teaching since 2002. Is a member of The Sussex Guild of Craftsmen, The Contemporary Glass Society and Glass Beadmakers UK.
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