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Optical Fusing

Fri 5 July- 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Course Outline

Discover the potential of heat, volume and displacement to create amazing optical effects with fused glass. You will use Bullseye glass and stringers to create intricate patterns, which when fused will compress and stretch to create beautiful optical lens-like effects.

Learn how to assemble your glass materials, explore pattern and decide on firing schedules, to achieve unique fused pieces such as tiles or bowls.

A fascinating way to expand your fusing repertoire.

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.

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Tutor: The Glass Hub Team
Times: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Date: Fri 5 July
Location: The Glass Hub
Cost: £160.00

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