Three Things; Spotlight – Fused Glass May 2015
Today our course spotlight shines on a two day glass course with course participant Lisa who was bought the class as a gift by her husband. Lisa had never tried glass fusing before and was keen to have a play with different techniques. Laura began by explaining basic concepts and safety and Lisa began making several test pieces with the different types of glass available. She experimented with long thin ‘stringers’, eggshell thin pieces of glass ‘confetti’, and glass ‘frit’ chunks of glass in varying textures from sugar crystal size to much larger chunks. The end of the day saw Lisa having a play with glassline ‘pens’ making coloured wavelike marks to be fused onto coloured glass the following day once dried.
Day two saw an increase in complexity making layered glass pieces and slumping dimensional lines into pieces. A more focussed day saw Lisa confidently designing miniature seascapes, both abstract and figurative as well as designing and making a pair of gorgeous green earrings.
So did Lisa enjoy herself?
“I have found new friends and a new way to spend my time! Love your friendly approach, created some beautiful fused glass, wonderful food, cake and loads of tea. Already booked in for further courses, and look forward to seeing you again very soon; Thank you.” (Lisa, Meols)
You can see some of the beautiful work produced in the gallery below. Click on a thumbnail to launch a slideshow with captions.
To check availability of the workshops and book a course click on the Miniature Fused Glass Seascapes page.
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