9.45 - 12.45pm
£45 inc a fresh coffee and home made biscuits
Material Charges from approx £20
Join Michelle and create your own beautiful fused glass Flower Heart - suitable for all abilities.
Michelle will arrive with her ready prepared heart shapes and will talk you through the various design aspects and techniques of creating the lovely flowes and leaves for your piece to assemble together to create your own beautiful floral heart.
You will learn about different types of glass used in fusing work and also about the all important COE (Coefficient of expansion) – vital to understand in glass fusing as it makes sure the right types of glass are used and fuse together. Your finished heart designs will then be taken away and fired and returned to Greystoke. If there is time you can make a second heart for additional materials cost ???). The flower hearts can be collected from here a few weeks later, once they have been fired and fused. Alternatively Michelle can post these directly to your home for approx £5.50
We first saw Michelle's beautiful fused glass pieces at a local farm show and just loved them. We are absolutely delighted she has agreed to take some workshops here at Greystoke.
You will learn how to cut and trim the flowers and leaves and get an idea of what can be done with glass in a kiln in terms of fusing, stacking, tack fusing and slumping. You will also learn about various inclusions and their different applications, using frits, stringers, glasslinepens and sheet glass along with other fragments.
Sun 17 March 2024
Kindly note: There wll be a £20 materials charge to bring in cash payable to Michelle on the day. This includes your pre-prepared glass heart, all other materials and the firing fee (the kilon is back at Michelle's studio) allong with courier delivery back to Quirky Workshops for student collection. Any additional items will be charged extra. Michelle may be able to post your piece to a UK mainland addresses for approx £5.50 depending on the weight. This course is suitable for Beginners
Please bring: Michelle will bring everything required on the day for your use. Please use hand cream in the days leading up the class to help prevent splinters.
About the Artist We first saw Michelle's beautiful fused glass pieces at a local farm show and just loved them, so we're delighted she has agreed to take some workshops here at Greystoke.