Saturday, 17 January 2009

Fusing and Bowls

This workshop combines two of the most popular forms of kiln working - fusing and slumping. You will prepare a number of tests on the first day, using a variety of materials - metals, frits, confetti, mica, stringers and even cut glass. Discussions of kiln forming basics – glass, mould materials, firings, etc – will be interspersed with demonstrations and actual making. This is an intermediate level workshop integrating the fundamentals of kiln processes with exercises. You will use clear and coloured glass to illustrate the principles of design and colour. You will make numerous studies beginning with basic materials and methods, and building on them to create pieces to integrate them into your bowls. A few bowls will be produced during the workshop.

You will need glass cutting experience, or Cutting with Confidence

This workshop is held in a large, bright and airy (but warm) working studio. The workshop is limited to a maximum of six people to give you individual attention. All kiln-forming classes are taught using Bullseye glass - the première fusing glass. All tools and materials (and where relevant, the kiln firings) are provided in the workshop fees.

Date: 21 - 22 November

Time: 10:00 to at least 4:30pm

Price: £185

Booking: A deposit of £50 is required to book your place which must be received one week in advance. For further information contact: Steve Richard at Verrier, Studio 8, 77 Hanson Street, Glasgow G312HF. Telephone: 0771 883 1117, e-mail:

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