Fusing for fun Glass fusing is an immediate and popular technique of melting glass. Learn the basics of glass fusing to make either a decorative bowl or platter and four coasters. You will have time to plan and make your project, as well as experiment with different fusing techniques using frits, stringers, inclusions, oxides and high firing enamels. You will learn about glass compatibility and different firing cycles for fusing and slumping glass into moulds. This is a fun, easy technique, suitable for beginners and anyone who wants to further develop their creative skills in glass. Ruth Adams has taught Fired Stained Glass Painting at Central Saint Martins, where she previously completed her postgraduate studies in Glass with distinction. She taught Stained Glass for 10 years at the City Literary Institute in Central London. Ruth relocated to Stroud, where she works as a practicing artist and set up the Glass department within the Art School at Stroud College. She is a respected educator within this field, with an enormous amount of experience and enthusiasm to help you engage with this fantastic subject. Your fee includes the finest materials to make test samples, a bowl or platter and four coasters. There is a wonderful range of beautiful fusing glass for you to use on your course, as well fusing sundries, frits, stringers, noodles, oxides and metals. If you want to make larger work, you may choose to buy some additional fusing materials from a supplier or the tutor.
What do I need to join?
This course is suitable for complete beginners or students who already have some experience of stained or fused glass.
How will I know how I am doing?
The tutor will give demonstration and one-to-one support. The tutor will help you and check your work to make sure you are progressing well.
What can I do next?
You can join either a daytime Stained Glass class on Friday afternoons, or the Thursday morning or evening All Levels course. For those with more experience, there is also an Advanced/Intermediate class running on Friday mornings. The Stained Glass Summer School gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in an intensive five days of study, where you could explore fusing further, to create fused elements to combine with leading, stained glass and kiln-fired painting techniques.Apply for this course
Course information last updated: Thursday 23rd January 2020 @ 8.30am (18 hours ago)