Description

Discover the limitless potential within the use of this luminous, tactile and beautiful medium for the creation of fused and lumped glass jewellery components. 

Create your own unique pendants, earrings or brooches combining various glass products, composition, colour and design. 

Receive instruction in the firing process to fuse and slump glass. Your teacher, Jan with over 20 years of experience in working with glass, will supervise this and ensure you have at least one item ready to take home by the end of the day. 

There are a number of complementary mediums to enhance the design construction of your glass pieces, such as wirework/chain maille, metal clay and traditional metal work/stone setting. SJS offers classes in all these mediums to help advance your glass work. 

Please note: Fusing and slumping glass takes time and adidtional items made during the day may require additional firings after the workshop has finished. Please see 'general information' for details on collection options. 

SJS also offers a kiln firing service which will allow you to continue working with glass in the future by having access to a kiln if you don't have one. See About / Our Services, for full details. 

ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES COVERED

  • Safe practice in handling, cutting and firing glass
  • Identification of glass suitable for firing and glass compatibility
  • Use of different equipment and tools for fusing and slumping glass 
  • Colour and design principles 
  • Layering of glass pieces and products and relationship to fusing techniques
  • Various methods to attach/embed findings and create holes in pieces to enable stringing/connecting into wearable jewellery

If you are unable to return to the studio to collect your additional pieces in the following week, we will post these to you. You will be given an express post bag to write your name on. We will package this very well, but no responsibility will be taken for anything broken in transportation. Please note there will be a flat fee of $15.00 to cover the packing and postage cost. Please bring cash for this service if required. 

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Class Schedule

Duration: 6.5 hours

What you will learn
  • Safe practice in handling, cutting and firing glass
  • Identification of glass suitable for firing and glass compatibility
  • Use of different equipment and tools for fusing and slumping glass
What you will get
  • Tuition
  • Notes ( soft copy)
  • Kiln firing of your work completed in class
  • Loan of tools required during the class

What to bring
  • MATERIALS FEE : A fee of $30 is payable directly to your teacher on the day of the class. Cash only and correct change please.
  • Apron, notebook, pen and pencil.
  • Your own glass tools if you have them ; glass cutter, grozer plier, running plier, steel ruler.
What to wear

For Workplace Safety we require you to wear closed-in shoes, have long hair tied back and wear minimal jewellery in class.

Appropriate for

There are no skill pre-requisites for this workshop.


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Sydney Jewellery School

Vendor sincce 2015

Sydney Jewellery School (SJS) is Australia's leading independent contemporary jewellery facility for students wishing to learn the art of jewellery making, multi-media creative arts techniques and object 'd art creation.

The school operates from our own premises and dedicated studio space in Rosebery, an inner South/East suburb of Sydney. Housed in the Heritage Listed Leda Building our air-conditioned studio is flooded with natural light and is equipped with the latest tools and equipment.

SJS also provides space for people wishing to access bench space on a casual or daily basis.

We cater for both the beginner through to the accomplished artisan with a range of classes and techniques: Beginner classes; Class modules to build your skill level; Specialist techniques; Master classes; Visiting artists program; International teachers program.

Many of our classes and the equipment needed to participate are only available within the framework of formal University/TAFE training, SJS is proud to be able to offer short courses in these techniques to all.

Our classes are surprisingly affordable and extremely competitive. Compare for yourself.

The studio has a fully equipped kitchenette and a substantial library with a large selection of books and DVDs on Jewelry and Craft.

Our Director Menaka Cooke and Studio Manager Jae Brown and the wonderful teaching faculty at the school look forward to welcoming you to the studio and to helping you turn your creative dreams into reality.

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