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January 2019

The Business of Glass – the guide to making your glass pay

January 12, 2019 - January 13, 2019
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
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Do you love working with glass but struggle to sell it? Do you wish you were more confident in pricing your work? Would you like to get into galleries, but don't know how to do it? Do you hate your day job and wish you could replace it with your craft sales? If you have answered yes to any of the above you NEED THIS COURSE! Glass artist and teacher Claire Hall and studio owner Liz Sparkes are joining forces…

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March 2019

Fused Glass Sgraffito Drawing “Into the Forest” 3 day class with Kelly Crosser Alge 17th – 19th March 2019

March 17, 2019 - March 19, 2019
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
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£250 – £625

We are very pleased to announce that Kelly Crosser Alge, a renowned American sgraffito glass artist will be going us to teach her techqniue this year! The glass is suitable for all skill levels from absolute beginners to advanced students.. no previous experience is required, but will also offer the experienced glass artist some thing new... "Into the Forest" is a nature-themed course that will teach you to use colored glass powders to create two dimensional imagery in glass. We…

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Advanced Kiln Sgraffito Collage 4 day Class 21st – 24th March 2019

March 21, 2019 - March 24, 2019
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
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We are delighted that Kelly Crosser Alge, the renowned American glass sgraffito artist will be join us this year to teach two classes Kelly's advanced class class will take your glass sgraffito drawing skills to a whole new level. In this 4 day, fast-paced, intensive workshop you will develop new skills in visual thinking and observation, as well as gain confidence in your ability to move ideas from your mind's eye into finished artistic compositions. We'll be using glass powder…

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April 2019

Introduction to Fused Glass – 1 day class

April 3, 2019
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
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£125

Would you like to try your hand at making beautiful glass before committing to a longer course? Or perhaps you are looking for a special day out with a friend or family member? Then this class could be the answer. In one day you will learn about art glass as its used in fusing, be taught how to cut glass, and make 2 - 3 items (usually a wall plaque, a tea light holder, small bowl or standing sculptural piece,…

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Fused Glass Day Class Course for Beginners and Improvers

April 24, 2019
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
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£250

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…

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May 2019

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

May 10, 2019 - May 12, 2019
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
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£175 – £675

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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June 2019

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

June 14, 2019 - June 16, 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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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
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 - June 5
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 - June 11
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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August 2020

4 Day Summer Boot Camp 2020

August 3 - August 6
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
£195 – £495
Fused Glass by Liz Sparkes

Coronavirus Notice. We believe by August we will be able to offer classes again, but are limiting the number of places available to allow us to offer responsible social distancing, should these measures still be required. We also have a thorough cleaning regime in place at the studio to minimise any risk to our students. Should government guidance mean we are not able to open, we will offer an alternative date, sometime later in the year. Especially designed for people…

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October 2020

Make it Big -Splashbacks & Large Panels Masterclass – to be rescheduled to Autumn 2020

October 5 - October 9
Glassification, Unit 3 Rose Mills Industrial Estate
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9PS United Kingdom
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£295 – £995

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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Painterly Effects using Inclusions with Wendy Newhofer

October 9 - October 11
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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