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Fused Glass Day Class Course for Beginners and Improvers

April 24

These classes are designed for people who are completely new to kiln formed glass, as well as those with some experience. Each class you will add to your knowledge and skills set, so this class is completely flexible, allowing you to make individual pieces each week. Because of this flexibility, materials are not included in the cost of the course, and are charged at the time of use. However if you are on a budget, don't worry, many of our students…

Floating on the Surface: Inspiration – abstraction – texture with Marguerite Beneke May 10th – 12th 2019

May 10 - May 12

Contemporary fused glass with Marguerite In this 3 day workshop students will learn to create contemporary kiln worked pieces using float glass and enamels. Topics covered include        using imagery, surface textures and other art mediums as inspiration for creating abstract work,        how to mix and apply enamel,        layering enamel using unusual techniques,        adding textures on the surface of the glass using different materials like float compatible frits, copper…

Floating on the Surface: Inspiration – abstraction – texture with Marguerite Beneke May 15th – 17th 2019

May 10 - May 12

Contemporary fused glass with Marguerite In this 3 day workshop students will learn to create contemporary kiln worked pieces using float glass and enamels. Topics covered include        using imagery, surface textures and other art mediums as inspiration for creating abstract work,        how to mix and apply enamel,        layering enamel using unusual techniques,        adding textures on the surface of the glass using different materials like float compatible frits, copper…

Creating Dimension, 5 day Masterclass with Paul Messink 28th May – 1st June 2019

May 28 - June 1

Paul Messink is a master at creating thick glass panels that have great dimension, depth and atmosphere. In this 5 day workshop, Paul will be teaching students  how to apply enamel to glass layers, and then stack and fuse these layers into solid panels. Topics covered include design, image and colour selection, layout, discussion of enamels and how they respond to fusing temperatures, painting medium, how to mix and apply enamels, fusing schedules, bubble control, kiln loading instructions, and finishing…

Making Feathers with Modelling Glass 14th – 16th June 2019

June 14 - June 16

Traditional techniques of working with frit and powdered glass to create three-dimensional objects tend to be labor-intensive, as with pate de verre. Over the past five years, Lois Manno has focused her creative energy toward developing a different way to work with powders and frit, one that opens up an entire new world of creativity. By combining powdered glass with a dry binder, water, and a liquid medium, she has developed a system that turns messy powder into a manageable…

Making Feathers with Modelling Glass 18th – 20th June 2019

June 18 - June 20

Traditional techniques of working with frit and powdered glass to create three-dimensional objects tend to be labor-intensive, as with pate de verre. Over the past five years, Lois Manno has focused her creative energy toward developing a different way to work with powders and frit, one that opens up an entire new world of creativity. By combining powdered glass with a dry binder, water, and a liquid medium, she has developed a system that turns messy powder into a manageable…

Landscapes – Jewellery Making with Claire Hall 26th & 27th June 2019

June 26 - June 27

Exciting new techniques for glass makers. Learn to cast with glass powders and frits to create unique jewellery and make  wearable glass landscapes. We are very excited to announce that Claire Hall, a highly talented and experience kiln formed glass maker will be joining us in June for 2 days to teach her very popular A Landscape Jewellery 2 day class. This workshop will cover: - Frit block casting and making simple moulds - Frit tinting and working with reactive…

GessoVidro – Sculptural Bowls with Claire Hall 10th- 12th Sept 2019

September 10 - September 12

A new and exciting 3 day class this technique has been developed by Claire herself.  GessoVidro literally means "plaster glass" in Portuguese and combines the principles of painting on plaster (Gesso) with printmaking techniques such as intaglio, collagraph and stencilling. We will use glass paints and powders to create a variety of effects onto the plaster, then build layers with glass frits. Pieces will be fired flat first then cold worked and slumped into a variety of traditional as well…

Iris – with Craig Mitchel Smith 18th – 20th Sept 2019

September 18 - September 20

Following Craig Mitchel Smith's amazing visit last year, when he taught us how to make Poppies, we are so pleased that he will be returning this year to teach former students his beautiful Iris technique. Please note that this class is RESTRICTED to students who have already completed Craig's Poppy class, as you will be building on techniques learned there. If you would like to book into both the Poppy and the Iris Class this year, we are able to…

Craig Mitchell Smith 3 Day Masterclass – Poppies – 23rd – 25th Sept 2019

September 23 - September 25

Craig is an international warm glass artist specialising in all things botanical, and he is returning to us this Autumn to bring a bit of the summer back..teaching us how to make amazing poppies, similar to those he made for Disney's Epcot Centre! (for more information about Craig's work, please feel free to visit his website here ) In this intensive 3 day class, Craig will share all of his secrets on making  fused glass poppies, including cutting diagrams, fusing schedules, adjustable…

Iris – with Craig Mitchel Smith 27th – 29th Sept 2019

September 27 - September 29

Following Craig Mitchel Smith's amazing visit last year, when he taught us how to make Poppies, we are so pleased that he will be returning this year to teach former students his beautiful Iris technique. Please note that this class is RESTRICTED to students who have already completed Craig's Poppy class, as you will be building on techniques learned there. If you would like to book into both the Poppy and the Iris Class this year, we are able to…

Exploring a Sense of Place – Masterclass in Landscapes with Claire Hall 8th Oct 2019

October 8 - October 11

4 day Masterclass with Claire Hall. This newly developed course by glass artist Claire Hall has been one of the most successful ever held here at Glassification. Feedback from course members has included comments such as  "truly inspiring, I now understand how to create stunning landscapes!" .. "I feel like I can really call myself an artist now".. "Thank you for facilitating a great course, I had an amazing time" and much much more.... As we grow as glass makers,…

Fused Glass Splashbacks & Large Panels – Masterclass – 21st – 25th Oct 2019

October 21 - October 25

Designed for glass makers who already have some experience, this 5 day course explores everything you need to know to confidently add glass splashbacks and large panels to your practice. You will be taught by Liz Sparkes, owner of Glassification, who went from a student of fused glass, to being able to earn a full time income as a kiln formed glass artist specialising in hand made, bespoke glass splash backs. in just 2 years. Please feel free to check…

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