5 week Glass Casting for Beginners (May 2019)

5 week Glass Casting for Beginners (May 2019) — Overview

This course is aimed at beginners to glass casting to give you a set of skills that will allow you to understand the materials and processes required for casting glass.

In this short course, you will be guided through making 2-3 small to medium cast glass pieces. With the aim of creating a cast glass bowl, you will make the initial relief models in clay at the start and mix and pour your own moulds for open casting. You will then sculpt directly in wax, to create a 3D glass cast that you will learn to finish by sandblasting and polishing.

Location: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place

Start Time: 17:45

End Time: 20:45

Start Date: 07/05/2019

End Date: 04/06/2019

Day: Tuesday

Fee: £165

Course content

Week 1

Open Cast relief bowl part 1

Week 2

Open Cast relief bowl part 2

Week 3

Lost wax cast sculptural form part 1

Week 4

Lost wax cast sculptural form part 2

Week 5

Finishing equipment, sandblasting and polishing

Please note, the above course content should be viewed as a guide. The tutor may choose to alter content according to student needs.

Entry Requirements

This ‘beginners’ course is primarily for people who are new to glass casting work. Returning students who would like to hone their new skills are welcome too, however, the focus is on introducing individuals at an entry level, to glass casting techniques. If you have any questions about the course, please email Amy, course tutor, on awhittingham@pca.ac.uk who will be able to address your query.

Materials & Equipment

For the first session please bring objects and materials with you to create texture with.

Mould making and glass casting materials are included in the cost of this course, any additional materials required for individual work will need to be paid for.

The course is short and the casting process is fun but time-consuming; to ensure everything is completed in time, there are size restrictions on the casts being produced.

Please note that all courses are subject to student numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. Plymouth College of Art reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient student numbers are recruited.

Tutor Profile: Amy Whittingham

Amy is a specialist in glass casting with a varied artistic practice. Amy believes that everyone is continually learning and is enthused by sharing her knowledge of glass casting with others. Amy enjoys teaching and encouraging others, assisting them to bring light to their ideas and to provide a strong process based skill set to facilitate glass art creation.

As well as working as a Technician at Plymouth College of Art, Amy can be found in her studio in Plymouth creating jewellery and sculpture.

Want to ask us a question about this course?

Email: shortcourses@pca.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1752 203434
Skype: plymouthcollegeofart