Thursday, 6 October 2011

Fused Glass Evening Classes

Kiln Forming
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm

10 January to 28 February 2012

Develop skills and understanding of heat effects on glass and make some beautiful objects.

The course will develop skills and knowledge about cutting glass; colour combinations; thickness effects; kiln operations and heat control; effects of glass arrangement; inclusions; results at different temperatures.

Eight sessions; £200 includes instruction and all tools, glass, materials and kiln firings. You will have a number of items to take away with you at the end of the course.

Session 1 - Cut glass to patterns using correct pressure and body control, colour combination, principles of firing schedules
Session 2 – exercises relating to effects of thickness – tiles and small squares and rectangles; initial instruction on kiln operations
Session 3 – layering glass, composition and effects of variations
Session 4 - Inclusions – metals – and accessories – frit, confetti, stringers
Session 5 - Tack fusing
Session 6 – Full/flat fusing
Session 7 – Slumping
Session 8 – Kiln carving

You can continue your experience by use of the Open Studio on Tuesdays by appointment. Use of the kilns is subject to availability.

Studio 8, WASPS Studios, 77 Hanson Street, Glasgow G31 2HF
Telephone 0141 556 5700

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