Suited to the beginner, this four day course is intended to fast track your knowledge and get you started in the world of kiln formed glass. Covering a wide range of fusing and slumping topics students will become competent very quickly in learning how to design, prepare and construct projects. Students can expect to produce approximately 5 -8 finished pieces; projects can include platters, bowls, wall panels, sculptural pieces or window hangers. This class covers; cutting glass, glass selection, preparing glass for firing, inclusions, fusing and slumping, firing schedules, understanding a kiln and kiln selection. This class incorporates kiln formed glass level 1 and 2 along with tasters from a selection of other courses we have on offer at Blue Dog Glass. Some glass provided, additional materials will cost from $100 depending on projects selected.
Cutting glass. glass selection. preparing glass and kiln for firing. designing for glass. various fusing applications. slumping glass, making simple slump moulds. working on a torch to create inclusions to use in fusing. such as twisites and stringer. firing schedules. dilutions and glass behavior in kiln. working with frit. kiln carving.
Run over 4 days (Monday - Thursday) 10-4pm
- Cutting Glass
- Glass selection and compatibility.
- Preparing glass for firing, fusing and slumping
- Students can expect to produce approximately 5 -8 finished pieces; projects can include platters, bowls, wall panels, sculptural pieces or window hangers.
- Dust mask, Safety glasses, Oil fed glass cutter (available from Blue Dog Glass), Pencil & paper, Ruler,, Windex and paper towel, Scrap Bullseye Glass, Bullseye sheet glass (available from Blue Dog Glass), Scalpel or small stanely knife
Suitable working clothing (including closed shoes, long pants and an apron for over shirt)
Vendor since 2016
Located in Mordialloc, Melbourne, Blue Dog Glass is a unique business dedicated to offering quality products, tuition and commissions in the field of kiln formed glass. We combine artistic flair, refined technique and practicality to produce items and services of true individuality. We stock an extensive selection of materials and tools for any glass enthusiast as well as providing specialist technical support.
As importers and distributors of Bullseye Glass and Paragon kiln products, our range of glass and products are of the highest quality. At Blue Dog Glass we also provide a personalised commission service including cast hand prints, functional ware, business or sporting awards and architectural lighting design. Our team can collaborate with your business to produce design prototypes and items best suited to your needs.
Classes offered at Blue Dog Glass are conducted by professional artists and offer students the opportunity to learn in a friendly and creatively conducive environment. Our classes cater for absolute beginners and craft makers through to professional artists looking to expand their practice with specialist glass workshops.