Julie 1: Christmas Decorations with Dr Julie Anne Denton
Solid borosilicate glass ornaments for the tree and window
3x 1 hour ONLINE sessions between 17 November & 1 December 2020 (Every Tuesday evening)
Fee includes: 3x 1hr on-line Zoom sessions + 2x 15min private progress/technique consultations with Julie, access to recordings of the live Zoom sessions until 31 December 2020 and access to the discussion group, plus detailed technical handouts and visual step by step guides to using the techniques.
You will learn how to make beautifully on centre, sensuously pulled decorative ornaments and light catchers for the home over the Christmas period. The class allows you to work in a creative way with colour on clear borosilicate. Students will learn how to encase clear rod and twist and shape in the flame to create an icicle with a loop to hang from. Loop exercises are set and once both design and loops are mastered we delve into the use of stripes twisted on the outside of the icicle leading to the making of a variety of different types of ‘filigrana’ cane in the Italian style. You will look at a number of design types with colour. The most important technique you will learn in this workshop is how to use heat to control (to your best advantage) and pull your glass uniformly. By the end of the workshop participants will have many beautiful creations for their home or as gifts for their nearest and dearest. There will be three 1 hour live zoom sessions and two ‘one on one’ 15 minute personal consultations to help you through the tricky bits.
Creating loops, encasing, twisting, shaping and adding colour to clear borosilicate in the flame, creating Italian style 'filigrana' cane, learning or improve heat control skills to use to your best advantage.
Own torch/access to flameworking studio essential. Prior flameworking experience helpful but not necessary.