5 week Glass Fusing for Beginners & Improvers

5 week Glass Fusing for Beginners & Improvers (May 2019) — Overview

This course is aimed at students who want to progress and refine their glass fusing skills that have been gained through previous courses as well as those new to glass fusing.

The course offers the opportunity to learn and build upon, skills and confidence in designing, glass cutting and using the cold working equipment, to create more precise fused panels using bullseye clear glass and a limited colour palette. Through the course, you will make two panels (30 x 30cm max) and one thicker fused block with decals inside.

Location: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place

Start Time: 17:45

End Time: 20:45

Start Date: 09/05/2019

End Date: 06/06/2019

Day: Thursday

Fee: £165

Course content

Week 1

Glass cutting and sticking with a high fuse

Week 2

Glass cutting, sandblasting, grinding and engraving tack fuse

Week 3

Glass cutting, sandblasting and engraving bending and slumping

Week 4

Using decals on glass firing single sheets

Week 5

Fusing layers of decal blocks and finishing

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

Open to both new and returning students. There is an opportunity to pursue existing projects outside of the structured lesson, if agreed with the course tutor. Please email Amy on awhittingham@pca.ac.uk prior to the start of the course to discuss this.

Materials and Equipment

Some materials are included in the course, including Bullseye clear glass, some colours and the decals - any materials required out of this will need to be paid for. You are also welcome to bring in your own glass.

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