Beginners Glass Fusing Workshop with Jill Bagnall
Saturday April 20th 2019, 10.30 am to 4.00 pm
Jill Bagnall, designer/maker at Fusing Ideas Glass, will introduce you to cutting glass and some of the many techniques and processes available to create fabulous glass art, accessories and gifts.
£85 per person includes all materials, use of equipment including safety equipment and kiln firings.
In the morning:
- An introduction to safety, tools & equipment.
- Terms & processes; warm glass, hot glass, fusing, slumping, cold working etc.
- About the special glass we use & why it matters.
- What happens to glass in the kiln?
- Design and firing techniques.
- Cutting and handling glass safely.
Following the introduction and some practise at glass cutting the fun will begin!
You will be using clear and coloured glass, ‘frit’ and ‘stringers’ to create up to 4 small, 10cm square, projects. These can be coasters or ‘picture’ tiles and 2 can be slumped into trinket/T-light dishes if you wish. You can make a set(s) or all different it is up to you.
I will help, advise and guide you through your projects and you are encouraged to choose which techniques to use. The workshop is designed for you to enjoy designing your beautiful glass and not to just follow my lead. Come with your own ideas or inspiration.
Note: Some techniques take longer than others, so what and how many you make will depend on the techniques used and detail you wish to apply.
After a break for lunch you will be ready to create a larger project:
A gorgeous free-standing wave approximately 25 x
20cms. The design will be up to you, using any of the materials available. Again,
I am there to guide & help you achieve as you imagine.
You can cut your glass into more small projects if you prefer.
Firing (fusing & slumping) of all your projects will take place at my studio, during the following 2 weeks and they will be delivered back to the Willow for you to collect.
Alternatively, they can be posted out to you for a flat fee of £10, via DPD.
Standard Workshop Rules
- Wear comfortable clothing; trousers/jeans (no turn-ups) and not tucked into boots is best.
- Wear closed shoes – no sandals or open
- This is a safety rule, so you will not be allowed in the workshop with open toes!
- Long hair is best tied back.
- All materials and equipment, including safety equipment, will be supplied.
- Minimum age unaccompanied is 16.
- Minimum age accompanied is 12.
- A steady hand is required, however speak to me before you book if this is an issue.
- If you have any doubts or queries – speak to me first.
You will be expected to help keep the workshop tidy & safe.