Thu 23 September- 10:00 am - 4:30 pm£160.00
An opportunity to work with mould making to create simple but striking cast glass pieces, fired in the kiln. We will work on plaster based positives placed in the bottom of a refractory ‘box’ to create reverse relief effects in the glass. Glass is fired so that it flows over the forms and create a solid cast block. A deceptively easy way to work with the casting technique or to develop new ideas.
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.