After a 36 year career in Local Government I thought it was time to try something new. I love to be creative and wanted to do something that would combine my creativity with my geeky technical brain. I’ve always loved glass, particularly the reflections you get from the sun shining through garden art and after attending a couple of basic glass fusing courses I bought my first kiln in 2019. There are so many things to make, different techniques to learn, firing schedules to understand and develop the possibilities for experimentation are endless.
I work mainly with fused glass but also dabble a bit with glass mosaics, and have an interest in combining glass with other mediums. I use copper piping in my garden art but have ambitions to develop my metal work skills in the near future to make unusual ornate frames for my creations. I am also planning some projects with Carrie Yuen, a very talented chainsaw artist to make large wooden and glass sculptures.
I often wake up in the middle of the night with my head buzzing with ideas and no chance of getting back to sleep – sometimes my night time ideas translate into lovely pieces and sometimes they don’t! The great thing about fusible glass is that failed experiments can be recycled into new things so there is no waste.
In this workshop you will design and make your own unique copper framed garden ornament with a display measuring approximately 10cm x 34cm. You will have a wide range of coloured transparent glass available and I will teach you how to cut glass and assemble your piece ready for fusing in my kiln. I ... (Click event for more details)
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