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June 2019

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

June 18, 2019 - June 20, 2019
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
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£250 – £650

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…

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

June 26, 2019 - June 27, 2019
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
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£110 – £260

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…

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Floating on the Surface – Marguerite Beneke 3rd – 5th July 2020

June 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom

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…

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September 2019

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

September 18, 2019 - September 20, 2019
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
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£375 – £775

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…

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January 2020

Glass Fusing Taster Day

January 18, 2020
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
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£75.00 – £125

Discover glass fusing through a our one day taster course at Glassification. Experiment with fusing glass to create beautiful items to take home and enjoy! Develop your skills for fusing as you explore different ways of using coloured glass and embellishments to achieve your designs. Who knows, you may get ‘the bug’! Learn the core skills for fusing - from cutting glass, to designing and building artworks from scratch. You will also learn about the firing program and the basics…

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June 2020

Diptych Tree Landscapes in Glass with Alice Benvie Gebhart Now Sept 2020

June 2, 2020 - June 5, 2020
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
£395 – £795
Alice Benvie Gebhart Tree Panels

A 4 day class with International Kiln fired glass artist Alice Benvie-Gebhart will teach her layered techniques utilizing sheet glass, frit, and stringers to create two wooded landscape diptych panels.  You will gain insight into color theory, composition and design while using technology to manipulate your image for translation into glass. Encourage viewers to "look into" your work by layering glass elements.  Quench glass to create your own frit.  Add gold and Reusche black kiln fired paint to add texture…

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Diptych Tree Landscapes in Glass with Alice Benvie Gebhart Now Sept 2020

June 8, 2020 - June 11, 2020
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
£795

A 4 day class with International Kiln fired glass artist Alice Benvie-Gebhart Alice will teach her layered techniques utilizing sheet glass, frit, and stringers to create two wooded landscape diptych panels.  You will gain insight into color theory, composition and design while using technology to manipulate your image for translation into glass. Encourage viewers to "look into" your work by layering glass elements.  Quench glass to create your own frit.  Add gold and Reusche black kiln fired paint to add…

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October 2020

Painterly Effects using Inclusions with Wendy Newhofer

October 9, 2020 - October 11, 2020
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
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£275.00 – £550.00

In this three day workshop students will be introduced to working with standard float glass and learn how to achieve painterly effects using inclusions of metal leaf, foil and wire. You will discover how different materials react with the glass and with each other to make a range of unique shades of colour. Topics covered will include: making samples and keeping detailed workbook notes to use as reference material looking at the differences between float glass and other available clear…

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March 2021

Make it Big – Splashbacks and Large Panels – a Business in a Box March 2021

March 8, 2021 - March 12, 2021
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
£500 – £1250

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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Poppies Masterclass March 2021

March 27, 2021 - March 29, 2021
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
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£250 – £525

Glassification are pleased to bring you a UK first! Join us to learn how to create Craig Mitchell Smith's beautiful warm glass Poppies taught under licence by our very own Tina Easton. Tina has learnt the techniques for this Masterclass directly from Craig, who is pleased to grant her permission to teach the class on his behalf and with use of all his course materials. The Poppies Masterclass is an intensive 3-day course that teaches you all of Craig Mitchell…

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May 2021

3 Ways with Landscapes & Seascapes

May 10, 2021 - May 13, 2021
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
£250 – £575

  Our very own Liz Sparkes might be best known for her splash backs, but more recently she has also become  known as "The Queen of Skies", with her land and seascapes. Having learned from some of the best teachers in the glass field, such as Paul Messink and Kelly Crosser Alge, she has also undertaken classes in other mediums, such as watercolours, abstraction and printing which have also influenced her work in glass. She has continued to develop her…

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Making it Big – Splashbacks and Large Panels- a Business in a Box – May 2021

May 24, 2021 - May 28, 2021
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
£500 – £1250

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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June 2021

Painterly Effects with Inclusions – Wendy Newhofer June 11th 2021

June 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - June 13, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
£375 – £650

  We are very excited to announce the return of Wendy following her highly praised class in 2020. Wendy's techniques are quite unique. She is an incredibly generous teacher, sharing her experience of working exclusively with inclusions for many years. In this three day workshop students will be introduced to working with standard float glass and learn how to achieve painterly effects using inclusions of metal leaf, foil and wire. You will discover how different materials react with the glass…

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July 2021

Make it Big – Business in a Box – Splashbacks and Large Panels July21

July 12, 2021 - July 16, 2021
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
£500 – £1225

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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August 2021

4 Day Summer Boot Camp 2021

August 2, 2021 - August 5, 2021
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
£275 – £575
Fused Glass by Liz Sparkes

Especially designed for people working in schools who can't usually make a Masterclass, experienced glass artist Liz Sparkes will be offering 4 days of advanced techniques. There will be some flexibility to allow students to direct their learning, however we will be covering the following Using powders and frits to create sea and landscapes Free form slumping (drop outs and slumping without moulds) Cold working techniques - sandblasting and Verre Eglomise Working with enamels By the end of the course…

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September 2021

Make it Big – Splashbacks and Large Panels Sept 2021

September 13, 2021 - September 17, 2021
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
£500 – £1250

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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October 2021

Make it Big – Business in a Box – Splashbacks and Large panels Oct 21

October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
£500 – £1225

  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…

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April 2022

Fused Glass Taster Session 09/04/2022

April 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
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£50

Fancy trying something new? Discover glass fusing through a taster session at Glassification. Join us for a 2 hour session to play and experiment with fusing glass to create beautiful items to take home and enjoy! Discover new skills as you explore different ways of using coloured glass and embellishments to achieve your designs. Learn the basic skills required from cutting glass, to combining different glasses and elements to produce your own unique pieces. You will also learn about the…

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Fused Glass Taster Session 13/04/2022

April 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
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£50

Fancy trying something new? Discover glass fusing through a taster session at Glassification. Join us for a 2 hour session to play and experiment with fusing glass to create beautiful items to take home and enjoy! Discover new skills as you explore different ways of using coloured glass and embellishments to achieve your designs. Learn the basic skills required from cutting glass, to combining different glasses and elements to produce your own unique pieces. You will also learn about the…

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Fused Glass Taster Session 16/04/2022

April 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
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£50

Fancy trying something new? Discover glass fusing through a taster session at Glassification. Join us for a 2 hour session to play and experiment with fusing glass to create beautiful items to take home and enjoy! Discover new skills as you explore different ways of using coloured glass and embellishments to achieve your designs. Learn the basic skills required from cutting glass, to combining different glasses and elements to produce your own unique pieces. You will also learn about the…

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May 2022

Fused Glass Taster Session 07/05/2022

May 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
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£50

Fancy trying something new? Discover glass fusing through a taster session at Glassification. Join us for a 2 hour session to play and experiment with fusing glass to create beautiful items to take home and enjoy! Discover new skills as you explore different ways of using coloured glass and embellishments to achieve your designs. Learn the basic skills required from cutting glass, to combining different glasses and elements to produce your own unique pieces. You will also learn about the…

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June 2022

Fused Glass Taster Session 04/06/2022

June 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
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£50

Fancy trying something new? Discover glass fusing through a taster session at Glassification. Join us for a 2 hour session to play and experiment with fusing glass to create beautiful items to take home and enjoy! Discover new skills as you explore different ways of using coloured glass and embellishments to achieve your designs. Learn the basic skills required from cutting glass, to combining different glasses and elements to produce your own unique pieces. You will also learn about the…

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Poppies Masterclass 13/06/2022

June 13 - June 15
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
£525

Glassification are pleased to bring you Craig Mitchell Smith’s beautiful warm glass Poppies taught under licence by our very own Tina Easton. Tina has learnt the techniques for this Masterclass directly from Craig, who is pleased to grant her permission to teach the class on his behalf and with use of all his course materials. The Poppies Masterclass is an intensive 3-day course that teaches you all of Craig Mitchell Smith’s techniques for making fused glass poppies – including handouts…

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Make it Big – Business in a Box – Splashbacks and Large panels 20/06/2022

June 20 - June 24
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
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£1250

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, former 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. You can see some…

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