I am running a few courses from my studio in Corsock this summer and have a some places left on the 2 day vessel course 4/5th August. Also some places still available on the one day fusing courses, beginners or advanced...please email me for more details (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Some glass knowledge would be helpful for this course but ambitious beginners are welcome. This is a highly specialised course, not taught anywhere else in the UK (until I run a course in Rochester at Creative Glass in October) that will focus on making small vessels in a kiln.
We will cover: glass fusing, creating a blank to slump the next day to make the vessels, a sample tile made by me to watch the slumping process in the kiln (to coldwork on the second day) a sample vessel made by me to practice the coldworking techniques (cutting, grinding and mark making) and 2 of your vessels slumped on the second day finished by me and delivered (making vessels is a two day process plus another day for coldworking). A total of 4 vessels will be made and a selection of sample tiles to take home.