Snacks and refreshments are provided on all courses, as are all materials and equipment. A hearty home cooked lunch is also provided on the full day fused glass workshop. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements or allergies. Please wear closed toe shoes for safety reasons. Whilst we strive to be totally inclusive, the Stonefield Glass studio is attached to our family home and we are unable to accommodate some wheelchairs. Please get in touch to discuss your specific requirements.
Please note that courses will only run with a minimum of two participants. If your booking is the only one on a particular date then I will contact you to arrange a date change or a full refund.
Fused Glass Jewellery Afternoon
From 1 until around 5pm
We start the course with a general introduction to glass fusing with a bit of technical and safety information thrown in.
You’ll learn the basics of cutting and shaping glass in relation to small detailed jewellery pieces. We then go on to explore the effects of using different glasses, micas, inclusions and oxides, dichroic glass, confetti, frits and stringers. Creativity and imagination is the key.
We’ll look at different techniques for turning the cabochons you produce into pendants, earrings, brooches and other items of jewellery including working with different jewellery findings, fixings, bails and wireworks. We’ll use a combination of the microwave pot kiln and the Kilncare electric kiln. By the end of the course you’ll have produced beautiful glass jewellery pieces to wear with pride and wow your friends and family.
Fused Glass Day
From 10am until around 5pm
We start the day with a general introduction to glass fusing with a bit of technical and safety information thrown in.
You’ll learn the basics of cutting and shaping glass for the kiln and we’ll explore various creative techniques including layering and stacking, using metal inclusions, micas, oxides, glassline pens, bubble paints, kiln papers, dichroics, confetti, frits and stringers. We’ll also experiment with kiln carving with carbon fibre board and rope to create relief.
During the course of the day, you’ll have the opportunity to create:
- Some pieces of fused glass jewellery that you can take home on the day
- A window hanging, tile or pair of coasters
- A large fused and slumped dish
The larger pieces will be fired and slumped over the course of the next few days and can be picked up or delivered to you at no extra cost.
For more information on either of these courses, get in touch.