Fused bowl (slumping - finding form)
Fused bowl (slumping - finding form)
Fused glass dish or tea light holder (known as slumping)
Make your own fused glass tea light holder or shallow dish form.
Open minded complete beginners are welcome to try this. Kids can do it too and must be accompanied by a paying adult.
You will create a functional piece of fused glass. you will have the choice of the form of a shallow square dish or tea light holder.
Most makers use these dish forms to create, candle holders, soap dishes, or jewellery dishes etc.
Slumping to make forms requires two firings of your work. This means I will try to have your work fired and available to collect from Unit Twelve within 2 weeks.
You will create a 10cm x 10cm piece of work adding colour using different methods.
This work will be fired once on a full fuse, cleaned and photographed (by Naomi), then reloaded into the kiln on a mould which is then fired again to create the form.
We share all the images taken on a private group on Facebook. If you’re not on Facebook I can email you images showing the progression of your work. Be sure to let me know your preference.
You will learn the process and firing schedules required to create slumped forms.
All materials, equipment and tools provided. You will be given enough glass to create your work.
A fun learning and inspirational environment within a working studio and gallery space.
Light refreshments also provided (please advise of dietary requirements).
Booking essential as limited spaces available.
Full payment is required to book to secure your place. Non-refundable or transferable.
Contact me via messenger on here or via mobile 07711869859
Contemporary glass artist Naomi Jacques will teach you during this session. Your work will be fired after the session, and be available to collect within 2 weeks of making.
Glass fusing can be unpredictable with that we cannot guarantee all your work will turn out as you planned it to.
We often find when firings don’t go to plan you learn and can develop that learning in your next project. Also, these happy accidents can be truly beautiful.
Unit Twelve, Tixall, Stafford. ST18 0XX
Saturday 12th October 2019 at
• 1.30pm till 3.30pm
Pre-booking essential as spaces are limited. Work has to be fired twice, once to fuse the glass and second to form it.
Full payment will be taken at time of booking (this is non refundable or transferable to a different workshop)
We look forward to hearing from you.
We can also cater for private tuition, corporate events, schools and parties. Please get in touch to find out more.
Please be aware Unit Twelve is about 1/2 mile BEFORE sat nav says you are there (in rural areas all addresses have the same postcode) so start looking out for the signs a bit earlier. Directions are below or follow this link (map) (Unit Twelve is just up a farm drive where the pin is). From M6, Junction 14 follow the A513 signposted Uttoxeter. At roundabout by Staffs University follow signs for A518 (Uttoxeter), with the police station on your left-hand side take the next major right, then first left at traffic lights. Approximately 1/2 mile on the left (see signs for hidden dips) is turning for Tixall Heath Farm and follow the signage through the farm to Unit Twelve.
If you are following sat nav you will need to look out for a bright pink sandwich board at the end of the farm drive (as it is a rural location so all houses have the same postcode in this small area).
If you are coming from Stafford it is about a mile past the traffic lights (by the crematorium) on the left-hand sign, directly after a sign for hidden dips (we are in the hidden dip).
OR if coming from Tixall, head through the village, towards Stafford, with the church on your left- we are about 2 miles on the right (again just after another hidden dips sign).