Working with Pattern Bar
Thu 7 October- 10:00 am - 4:30 pm£150.00
Explore the potential of pattern bar or ‘murrine’ techniques to make highly detailed elements for fusing into larger projects, or for smaller jewellery components. Striking patterns and effects can be achieved with this deceptively simple technique. We will work on stacking and combining Bullseye glass for fusing into ‘bars’ before cutting and composing into larger projects. We will also look at the use of pattern bar and fire polishing for creating cabochons.
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.