Explore various techniques involved in developing intricate 3D designs in fused glass with a 'Pop Art' style such as spray painting with glass enamels to bring shading and fine detail to your designs. Opal’s style is inspired by a wide range of sources, including tattoo, comic, pop art, nature, photography and art in its wider context.
£495 / Places Left: 6
Five whole days of glassmaking! Discover what this amazing material can do by spending a week with us exploring a range of glassmaking techniques including glass blowing, kiln forming and fusing as well as beadmaking and sandcasting.
£775 / Places Left: 2
Extend your glassmaking skills by spending five whole days exploring this incredible material. We look forward to welcoming back those who have been on one of classes, as well as those who have prior experience in glass and want to learn more or simply experiment. A creative, fun and action-packed week.
£775.00 / Places Left: 3
On this course we will focus on the use of small elements to make fused glass pieces. Working with sheet glass we will create pattern bar, which will be fused and cut. We will also work with the vitrigraph to create pulled coloured cane to be used in our fused pieces.
£300.00 / SOLD OUT
Explore the potential of using flameworking techniques to create elements that can be fused to the surface of sheet glass. Over three days you will investigate solid-sculpting, drawing, colour applications, carving/texturing and construction at the torch.
£595 / Places Left: 4
Combine Bullseye sheet glass, powder, frit or metal foils to create reactions when fusing, resulting in special colours and effects. We will experiment with the use of lead, copper and sulphur bearing glasses, as well as red reactive, in sheet glass, stringer and frit form, to create amazing reactive combinations.
£150 / Places Left: 6
Extend your kiln forming experience and discover how to create vessels using the 'Drop-Out' technique. We will cover cutting, assembly, inclusions, kiln firing and slumping. We will also look at finishing techniques. A great way to develop new ideas and skills. Some prior experience with glass fusing is required for this course.
£160 / Places Left: 6
The aim of this 7-day class led by artist and master craftsman Karl Harron is to achieve a "sublime form". While negotiating the technical challenges of deep-slumping into three-step ceramic moulds, students will be encouraged to develop their aesthetic and conceptual perspective, rather than just mastering a technique.
£975 / Places Left: 5
Discover the art of fusing glass and explore a variety of techniques to create your own designs in glass. You will learn the fundamentals of glass cutting, assembly, inclusions, kiln firing and slumping under the expert guidance of the Glass Hub Tutors. A great introduction for beginners or artists working in other mediums to experiment with this art form.
£150 / Places Left: 7
An opportunity to explore some exciting new techniques in fusing and slumping, including crackle fusing, flexi-glass medium, working with dichroic glass and drop-out slumping.
£150 / Places Left: 8
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 models ready for casting using the “open cast” and “lost wax” methods.