Fusing Discovery Day with Amanda Mires
6 March 2020 (Friday) Duration: 1 day
A compact class to delight and inspire all - from the novice to the artist investigating the set-up of their own kiln-working studio. On this enjoyable one-day workshop you will not only gain a better understanding of glass in general, but also expand your knowledge-base of all the firing processes. It's the perfect class for those who would like to have a little more insight into what happens to glass behind the closed kiln door and how the firing programme affects the end result. You will explore:
- Selecting materials & tools
- Combining exciting mixtures of materials
- Firing techniques for perfect results
- Adapting processes to suit your needs
- Expressing yourself through your work
Our aim is to present reliable techniques in a relaxed atmosphere, so that you gain confidence with firings and discover your true creative potential. At the same time more complex issues such as compatibility, viscosity and annealing will also be covered, enabling you to build up a solid foundation for all your future glasswork.
Our resident teacher, Amanda Mires will provide a class which will include demos, lectures, written documentation, plenty of hands-on-work and, last but not least - a lot of fun for everybody involved - book now for a class that really delivers!
A set of small dishes / candle holders
A selection of Samples exploring different techniques and firing temperatures
No previous experience required
Please note, places for this class are limited to ensure plenty of support can be offered to each attendee.