Fused Glass with Helen

Come and join us for a day of creativity in the inspiring surroundings of Bonds at Dodwell. You will use a range of techniques to create several different fused glass items including pendants & earrings, candle holders, coasters, sun catchers and decorations. This workshop is suitable for beginners and no prior experience is necessary. You will be guided on how to safely cut and layer glass. You will then have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of techniques including using coarse and fine frit, stringers & ribbons and experiment with encasing foils, mica and oxide powders between layers of glass. You could also create delicately subtle designs using a technique called kiln carving or use special ‘bubble’ paints to create a beautiful visual textured effect. Items will be fired in the kiln within 14 days ( some items require at least two firings and each firing takes 12 hours) up to 4 pieces of jewellery findings will be added or holes drilled into sun catchers/ decorations and ribbons will then be added and your fused glass will be packaged and either delivered back to the venue or posted to you for a small fee of £3.50. With over 22 years teaching experience you will be guided/supported by Helen whilst you create you’re unique glass pieces. Please avoid wearing open-toed footwear in the interest of health and safety. You will be provided with an apron, safety goggles and mask to wear when handling /cutting the glass. Each student will have their own pack of equipment/materials - thus removing the need to share tools etc. There is a beautiful cafe downstairs where you can purchase refreshments/ lunch, we usually break for lunch at 12.30pm

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October 23,2022
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