Your tutor will explain the basics of working with fusible glass, the techniques you can use to embellish and decorate the glass and your options for firing and slumping your pieces.
You will learn how shape glass bases using a variety of tools then you will be able to decorate them with glass paints, powders, stringers, noodles, as well as glass pieces and beads. Your tutor will also introduce you to dichroic glass, which has a reflective metal coating on one side which creates beautiful effects once fired.
You will make and decorate a variety of fused glass pieces which once fired into glass cabochons can be transformed into beautiful jewellery perfect to adorn yourself or to give as gifts.
The glass cabochons you create can be used to create pendants, rings, earrings, cufflinks or hair clips after firing. Pieces will be fired after completion of the class, the tutor will attach any chosen findings and collection of completed pieces will be arranged for the following week.
All tools and materials are included in this class.
The class cost includes 5 finished pieces including basic findings. Additional materials can be purchased at studio prices and findings can be upgraded to Sterling Silver on request.
- Learn how to shape and decorate glass
- Learn to create glass cabochons
- Learn how seperate pieces of glass will fuse to become one
- After firing each participant will be able to take home their pieces
- All tools and materials and saftey equipment are provided.
All participants must wear closed toe shoes. Please do not wear flowy clothes or hair styles that could be caught in machinery. Safety glasses will be provided for use.
Perfect for beginners! As this is a adults class, participants must be 16+
Pieces will be fired and finished 10 days after the class.
Collection during normal business hours
M-F 9-5pm; SS 10-4pm
Vendor since 2018
The Old Auction House is an independently run multi-use arts precinct located in the regional Victorian town of Kyneton, just an hour north of Melbourne. Housed in a historic weatherboard building, which served as the much loved Ferris auction rooms for over 80 years, the precinct opened in April 2017 and is home to a variety of artistic spaces.
The Old Auction House is currently home to a retail shop specialising in quality Australian handmade items, four working artist studios including local glass artists Leadlight By Ettore, a teaching space for visiting artists, and two gallery spaces with rotating exhibitions.
The Old Auction House is open 7 days and the entire space has been renovated to be accessible for those with prams, wheelchairs, and mobility issues.
The Old Auction House has a focus on community engagement in the arts. Each studio runs a variety of classes with different artists and materials throughout the year. Some of our Studios and regular teachers are listed below!
Leadlight By Ettore - With over 40 years of experience in glass arts, Ettore and Rhain run weekend workshops, term classes, private groups, school holiday classes and 2 hour sessions. LBE run courses in a variety of glass arts and skills including fusing (warm glass), copper-foiling, leadlighting, and mosaics.
Kyneton Craftery - Craft, Chat & Caffeinate! With a love of everything craft, Kyneton Craftery run a variety of craft classes for adults and children. We believe you don't have to be able to draw or paint to craft and you are never too old!!! Beading, wire jewellery, stamp carving, linocuts and printing, fabric dyeing, marbling, cardmaking, embossing, alcohol ink, acrylic pouring, macrame and the list goes on!
Teaching Space - The Old Auction House also has a variety of visiting artists who teach their own specialty classes for beginners through to master classes.
Please have a look through our full list of classes to see the range of crafts and skills you can learn with our tutors or get in touch to book a private group session or party.
Cancellation of session booking within 7 days of the workshop start date will forfeit the full workshop fee. If cancelled by the participant between 7 - 21 days before the workshop a 50% deposit will not be refunded. At management discretion participants may be transferred to another workshop or session.
If a workshop is cancelled by The Old Auction House due to insufficient enrollments, participants will be given the choice between a full refund or can transfer to a replacement workshop. Notification of cancellation of workshops will be at least 2 days before the workshop starts.
Please ensure that all dress code guidelines and age restrictions are carefully followed as management will not allow incorrectly attired participants to have access to the studio spaces at The Old Auction House which may result in any fees being forfeited. Please note that even when visiting the studios these dress codes will still apply.