This course will give beginners and those with some glass fusing experience the opportunity to learn new techniques to create wonderful scenes in glass. You will be shown different ways of working with Bullseye glass powders on single glass sheet, to stacking several layers and firing successfully in the kiln. You will learn the correct ways to add inclusions between pieces of glass, how to cut glass properly, and how to manipulate glass stringers in the flame to add an extra dimension to your work.
You will get the chance to make at least three different projects creating landscapes and seascapes, with an emphasis on using simple hand tools and handmade stencils from paper.
With her background in Fine Art the tutor will also discuss composition, colour and texture and how to translate these elements successfully into glass.
You will leave this course with a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of successful glass fusing, (including important handouts), new techniques for working with powders and frits and be inspired to create beautiful glass art from basic tools and equipment. Claire will share many tips, tricks and firing schedules she has learnt during her career as a glass artist.
Please note you do not need to be able to draw or paint as the tutor will teach how to effectively use glass elements creating stunning works of art.
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, 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)
Please note: Pieces from the last firing will need to be collected from the college after the following morning. Your work will be kept for collection for six months.
Glass artist Claire Hall originally trained as a sculptor with a BA Hons in Fine Art and a PGCE in Art and Technology. She has been teaching her distinct style of glass fusing for the last ten years as a regular teacher at Warm Glass UK and in glass studios across Europe.