Saturday, 17 January 2009

Fusing and Kiln Carving Workshop

This three-day intermediate level workshop develops the fundamentals of kiln processes with exercises. It will enable you to make wall hangings with an extra dimension. You will use clear and coloured glass to develop 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 a project.

You will move on through the creation of maquettes to shaped panels in relief using ceramic fibres, sand and found objects. Ceramic fibres can give sharply defined images and, by tearing, much more free form images. Working directly into sand provides an additional mode of expression. Found objects can be used to create other forms. This method of kiln forming gives added dimension to your work, from hints of form to full bas relief forms.

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: May 23 - 25

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

Price: £225

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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