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DROP OUTS
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
Kiln slumped drop out vessels by Birgitta Robinson
'Drop Out' kilns slumped vessels by Birgitta Robinson.
 
COURSE OUTLINE:
Extend your kiln forming experience and discover how to create vessels using the 'Drop-Out' technique. We will work with pre-fused blanks to explore the specialist construction and firing techniques as we fire a ‘drop-out’, as well as producing our own colourful fused blank to take home and fire. We will cover cutting, assembly, inclusions, kiln firing and slumping. We will also look at finishing techniques. A great way to develop new ideas and skills. Some prior experience with glass fusing is required for this course.
 
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.
 
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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: Helga Watkins-Baker
 
COURSE LEVEL: Beginner - Intermediate
 
COURSE DATES & TIMES:
Wednesday 21 June
Friday 15 September
Saturday 10 November
1 day (10am - 4.30pm)
 
COURSE INCLUDES:
Group and individual tuition
basic materials*
Use of facilities, tools and equipment
refreshments**
 
COURSE FEE: £130
 
BOOKING:
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Treat Yourself to Lunch...
We order in a delicious buffet lunch from our local farm shop at £7.50 per day. A typical lunch consists of filled sandwiches or wraps with a choice of fillings, fresh salads and a cake/sweet.
 
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 are printing the booking form please add the number of lunches required and adjust the value of your payment accordingly.
 
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 a packed lunch 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 there is nobody available then leave us a message and we will get bck to you as soon as we can.
 
 
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