Ever wanted to design your very own unique range of jewellery? Then this could be the workshop for you!!
Although previous experience of working with glass might help, this course is designed with the beginner in mind. It will give you the opportunity to develop a working understanding of glass fusing, what to consider during the design process and of course the fun part, experimenting with colour and shape to create distinctive pieces that will stand out from the rest! Individuality will be encouraged throughout the day and you will be shown a number of techniques including how to apply inclusions and the process of layering dichroic glass to make your glass jewellery something you can be proud of. There will be a maximum of 4 students to ensure individual attention.
What does this course cover?
The course will begin with an introduction to glass fusing, including cutting skills and technical information. As previously mentioned, this course is suitable for complete beginners so don’t worry if you have never tried anything like this before – you will not be alone! Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to experiment with dichroic glass, using metal wire and inclusions. You will be encouraged to think creatively about how the jewellery you design might be worn and you will be shown how to create holes and fittings incorporated as part of the fused piece. You will also look at the different bails and jewellery findings that can be attached to the fused glass pieces after they have been fused. You will see examples of this in our range of fused glass jewellery in the shop. Our aim is to provide you with a thorough taste of jewellery making skills, as well as the opportunity to try as many techniques as possible. There will also be a microwave kiln demonstration, which offers a low cost alternative to kiln firing that you can use at home. The pieces of jewellery that you make on the day will be fired overnight using our excellent Profuser Glass Kiln, ready for you to collect the next day. Alternatively, we can post these out to you.
What do I need to bring?
Just yourself and a pair of sturdy closed-toed shoes. All of your glass, materials and tools will be provided.
Food and refreshments:
We will provide morning and afternoon tea or coffee. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch, although being in the centre of town provides a variety of options for lunch. If you would prefer just to carry on working, you are most welcome! NB If you wish to drink any other hot drink please bring your own and request hot water.
What are the course times?
The course starts at 10am and runs until approximately 4pm. There is a chance that it may overrun depending on progress, although we will endeavour to keep as close to that time as possible.
Looking for a gift?
Why not buy a course as a unique gift? We will be running courses on a regular basis throughout the year so if the first one is on a date that is not convenient, don’t worry, there will be another one coming soon!
This course is on the ground floor of our premises with clear access through the front of the shop.
If you change your mind about the workshop or are unable to attend, please notify us a minimum of two weeks prior to the course starting so that the place can be offered to another artist.
Courses will be cancelled if less than 2 people join the course as it will not be possible to run. We aim to contact participants one week before the course takes place, should this occur and offer a full refund or chance to move to another course date, if preferred.
Cost: £82.50 exc. VAT £99.00 inc. VAT