Wed 16 June- 10:00 am - Fri 18 June- 4:30 pm£400
This three day class will enable participants to explore a variety of kiln techniques such as reactive fusing, iridescent fusing, deep fusing and other exciting ways of manipulating glass in the kiln. We will also look at slumping including drop out moulds, pot melts, as well as exploring open-faced moulds, creating form and texture for casting glass. Technical factors such as kiln firing, glass properties and in-depth discussion will be ongoing throughout the course. An intensive course of kiln activity, which will provide participants with a thorough grounding in kiln basics as well as more advanced techniques.
Course Tutor - Helga Watkins Baker
Helga is co-founder and director of The Glass Hub and as well as working tirelessly backstage, teaches warm glass courses.
Helga originally trained in architectural stained glass, undertook postgraduate studies in kiln techniques for glass at Central St. Martin’s College, London, and an MA in Glass at Wolverhampton, specialising in kiln forming. She was chairperson of the Contemporary Glass Society from 2004-8, and was an original founder of the Liquid Glass Centre. Her glass work is an interpretation of ideas concerning nature, time, and the energy of natural forces and elements, such as air, water, light. She has worked in glass education for a number of years, and in 2010 published Kiln Forming Glass an in-depth guide to kiln processes for glass.