Glass Kiln Casting
Thu 23 May- 10:00 am - Fri 24 May- 4:30 pm£400.00
A superb introduction to 3D glass forming techniques using moulds to create unique and personal kiln cast glass pieces. You will work with a variety of materials to make impressions and models ready for casting. Beginning with the simple “open cast” method, you will progress onto the “lost wax” method. Come and explore kiln-forming glass under the expert tuition of Helga Watkins-Baker.
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.