Here you will find a number of different glass courses in the classes calendar. The most popular courses are the Stained Glass and Fused Glass Making but there is also Jewellery Making and Glass Painting Classes as well as the Summer Course which covers a number of techniques rarely taught anywhere in Britain. The easiest way to view the classes is in the classes and workshop availability page or set this page to “Agenda” and then filter the classes by using “Categories” and “Tags”. The number of spaces are always kept up to date and if you enroll onto a class you will then be directed via the secure Paypal system.
In this exciting Glass Jewellery Class we will develop skills in fused glass by exploring a variety of decorative techniques to make our own totally individual pieces ready to be made into jewellery.
We will use a selection of inclusions in the glass including copper, mica, bubbles, dichroic glass (the beautiful jewel-like glass with reflective and refractive qualities) and experiment with reactive glass combinations to achieve special effects. We will explore the use of decals on the surface of the glass and fusing at a variety of temperatures, including tack fusing.
If you love working with colour you will enjoy making and designing your own pieces, it isn’t difficult and the combinations are limitless. Come and surprise yourself at your own creativity!
Towards the end of the day, we will plan and design jewellery findings on which to mount your pieces when fired. Jewellery findings will be provided. We look forward to your company!
There is a limit of 6 people per workshop enabling faster learning.
All glass, materials and jewellery findings included (10:00am – 4:30pm) and plenty of cups of tea or coffee too.
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One Day Introductory Fusing Glass Class for beginners is usually held on a Saturday once a month. In this class you can produce a number of objects such as bowls of various shapes, coasters, wall hangings, jewellery – almost anything within the area of kiln space provided. We are generous with the materials we allow you to use in comparison with other classes. This is also the only day course in London if not the whole country to cover such a wide range of techniques than others manage in an entire weekend or over a series of evening classes.
Areas covered: design, glass cutting, glass compatibility, firing cycles, many decorative techniques.