Controlling Flow in Kiln Cast Glass
Wed 9 June- 10:00 am - Thu 10 June- 4:30 pm£280.00
Explore the principles of flow and movement in glass, within the kiln and mould, to create interesting and unique effects with colour. We will look at basic kiln techniques such as making refractory moulds and using kiln furniture to create form. Then we will work with sheet glass, frits and cullet to create variations in placement, stacking and settling, harnessing the effects of flow and gravity. Basic coldworking methods will also be covered. Suitable for beginners and intermediates.
Course Tutor – Helga Watkins-Baker
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.