Please note: This event has been rescheduled from its original date due to the Coronavirus pandemic. If you already had a booking, we will have contacted you to confirm your place on this rescheduled date. If you haven’t heard from us, or have any questions, please do get in touch.
(£37 per session inc. all materials, 5 weeks, 12th October to 9th November)
Create decorative and functional artefacts in fused glass, with a range of clear, coloured and accesory glass.
Participants will learn about the properties of different types of glass, the basics of what happens to glass when it is assembled and fired in different ways and will use this knowledge to design and make a number of objects of both a decorative and functional nature.
The workshop will also teach the essential glass-making skills of marking, scoring and breaking sheet glass and how to ensure that the glass is cleaned and assembled ready for successful firing. We will consider the different firing schedules and the effects which can be achieved.
Accessory glass such as frit, murine cane , confetti and stringers may also be used.
The workshop will run on consecutive Tuesdays over a 5 week period. This arrangement is particularly suited to working with fused glass as it allows for work to be fired in stages so that further work can be carried out in subsequent weeks.
The course will be led by David Teece, an established maker and seller of decorative glass.A graduate in Art and Design , David retired from educational work in Warwickshire and moved to Masham in 2010. He rekindled his interest in painting and drawing and started the Garden Studio with his wife Julie soon after. David then undertook a short course in stained glass and also a summer school in glass fusing and slumping at Glasgow School of Art. David now works mostly with fused glass and also teaches both glass fusing and stained glass workshops and also undertakes commissioned work for private clients. His work is on sale at a number of outlets in North Yorkshire.
Artist Website: Garden Studio Masham
Suitable For: Complete beginners.
Materials: All materials are provided but you may need to purchase additional supplies during the course.
It will be helpful for participants to bring along a small sketchbook or notebook as there will be a certain amount of essential information to record as well as some preparation and design work involved.
Please wear suitable footwear. Avoid open toe sandlas or trainers if possible.
- We do not use physical tickets. Please use your email confirmation as proof of purchase.