Slumped Glass Fusing Tack-Fusing - creating curved glass forms with texture

Venue, Timing, Cost

Vitreus Art Studio near Milton Keynes
Fri, 08/07/2020
10.30am to 5pm
£170 inc all materials and lunch

Slumped Glass Fusing Tack-Fusing - creating curved glass forms with texture, for beginners and those with some glass fusing experience.

On this workshop you'll learn how to create beautiful, textured fused glass art, combining glass sheets, glass frit, crushed glass, enamel pens and stringers.

You can choose to make a fused glass round or square bowl up to 30cm in size plus two trinket dishes or two curved freestanding art curves the S-shaped pieces shown, or a combination of several 14cm square trinket dishes and curved glass forms - using two sheets of fusible glass as your starting point.

If you've enjoyed learning the basics of glass fusing on one of our other fusing classes, this is a fascinating next step for your new fused glass hobby!

Slumping involves adding form to fused glass after its initial firing. You'll create the flat forms for your projects first, and after the first tack firing these will be 'slump-fired' in to the mould.

Once cooled your pieces will be ready for collection!

This class will equip you to create your own further slumped fused glass designs, and teach you more sophisticated fused glass construction techniques. We include a discussion on the firing schedules required for these two different processes for those interested in the more technical aspects.

We'll ask you to do some research for design ideas so you'll get maximum benefit from your time with us. We'll provide guidance on this, if needed.

The starting point for projects on this class is a base layer of COE 90 clear fusible glass, 30x30cm; you can create more than one smaller projects using your two sheets if you prefer.

You'll place frit and other materials, use enamel pens and build up your pieces, ready for the first firing.

The skills you've learned on our beginner's fusing class will come in handy here, although this workshop is perfect for beginners too!

What's included in the price?
Fusible glass sheets for the basis of your projects
Clear and coloured fusible glass frit, enamel pens and stringers to make your project
Use of all tools and apron
Light lunch at the Tea Room on-site & refreshments during the day
Maximum class size 4 people for individual attention
Both kiln firings and info sheet on the processes used
All your work to keep, after all firings are complete
Eligibility for our Project Days Programme
Class runs from 10-30am to 4-30pm (approx) at our Northants studio

Mike Caddy or Jenny Timms at Vitreus Art
Wakefield Country Courtyard
Wakefield Lodge Estate
Potterspury, Towcester
NN12 7FA

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Mike & Jenny Vitreus Art