Vitrigraph and Murrine
Thu 7 October- 10:00 am - Fri 8 October- 4:30 pm£300.00
On this course we will focus on the use of small elements to make exciting new fused glass pieces. Working with compatible sheet glass we will create pattern bar, which will be fused, cut and reassembled to provide intricate patterns within new work. We will also work with the vitrigraph to create pulled coloured cane, again to be incorporated into new pieces.
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.