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Glass Courses at the Glass Hub
 
Three-Day Kilnworking
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
 
COURSE OUTLINE:
This three day class will enable participants to explore a variety of kiln techniques such as reactive fusing, iridescent fusing, deep fusing and other exciting ways of manipulating glass in the kiln. We will also look at slumping including drop out moulds, pot melts, as well as exploring open-faced moulds, creating form and texture for casting glass. Technical factors such as kiln firing, glass properties and in-depth discussion will be ongoing throughout the course. An intensive course of kiln activity, which will provide participants with a thorough grounding in kiln basics as well as more advanced techniques.
 
TUTOR PROFILE - HELGA WATKINS-BAKER:
Helga originally trained in architectural stained glass, undertook postgraduate studies in kiln techniques for glass at Central St. Martin’s College, London, and an MA in Glass at Wolverhampton, specialising in kiln forming. She was chairperson of the Contemporary Glass Society from 2004-8, and was an original founder of the Liquid Glass Centre. Her glass work is an interpretation of ideas concerning nature, time, and the energy of natural forces and elements, such as air, water, light. She has worked in glass education for a number of years, and in 2010 published Kiln Forming Glass an in-depth guide to kiln processes for glass. She is co-director of The Glass Hub.
 
Helga Watkins-Baker  Kiln Cast Glass by Helga Watkins-Baker  Kiln Forming Glass by Helga Watkins-Baker
 
Kiln Forming Glass on Amazon.co.uk
 
TUTOR PROFILE - JESSICA CLIFFORD
Jessica Clifford studied for a BA in Decorative Arts at Nottingham Trent University. She spent her degree expanding her experience of glass and practised many technical processes such as fusing, slumping, casting, drop moulds, cold working and also kiln programming. Her inspiration comes from nature, more specifically the sea and life within the sea. Her current work is inspired by her upbringing on the south coast, the natural colours or textures, which start with line drawings from life, and are then incorporated into her glass work. Jess also sells handmade fused dichroic jewellery through her business cliffordjessglass. Jess is currently the glass intern at The Glass Hub.
 
Jess Clifford  Kiln Slumped glass bowls by Jess Clifford 
 
 
IMPORTANT! Due to the cooling down processes involved with all glassmaking it is not possible for students to take work home on the day it is made. Work needs to cool slowly in our kilns and may be collected at a later time by arrangement or carefully packaged and posted to you for £20 (Our cost, no more).
 
   
 
COURSE TUTOR: The Glass Hub Team with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
COURSE LEVEL: Beginner - Intermediate
 
COURSE DATES & TIMES:
Wed 9 - Fri 11 October
3 days (10am - 4.30pm)
 
COURSE INCLUDES:
Group and individual tuition
basic materials*
Use of facilities, tools and equipment
refreshments**
 
COURSE FEE:
£400
 
BOOKING:
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Treat Yourself to Lunch!
A delicious buffet lunch is available at £10 per person per day. A typical lunch consists of a selection of sandwiches, pies, wraps, salads and a cake. All locally sourced and delivered from Farleigh Road Farm Shop. We offer vegetarian lunch options on request. Unfortunately we are unable to offer other dietary requirements or allergies at present.
 
To book a lunch there will be an option to add lunches to your cart before you checkout online and remember to adjust the quanitity if you would like lunch for more than one day.
 
If you have already booked your course and wish to add a lunch simply call us to arrange booking and payment on 01225 768888.
 
*extra materials available at cost
**This includes hot and cold beverages but not lunch. Please bring sandwiches or book a lunch as there are no restaurants or shops nearby.
 
 
If you have any queries about this or any other Glass Hub course then please give us a call on 01225 768888. If we are not available to take your call then please do leave a message and we will get bck to you as soon as we can.
 
 
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