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MASTERCLASS: GRAAL TECHNIQUES
with Sonja Klingler & Ruth Dresman
 
 
COURSE OUTLINE

'Graal' is an amazing colour technique developed by Orrefors in Sweden in 1916. Students will be learning the hot process of layering or encasing glass with Sonja Klingler on day 1, preparing 'eggs' for the next day.  On day 2, Ruth Dresman will guide you through decorating the 'eggs', through blasting, cutting or carving through the layers.  Back into the hot shop with Sonja on Day 3 where the eggs will be picked up, gathered over and blown into vessels, revealing your colours and designs!

This is open to those who want to blow themselves, and also those who want to direct the blowing (i.e. we will do it for you - to your design). An intensive but rewarding class, focusing on technique, both hot and cold, with an emphasis on colour and the application of your designs.

 
 
TUTOR PROFILE - SONJA KLINGLER
Sonja is a glass artist/maker with over twenty years of hot glass experience. She graduated from UCA Farnham with a BA in 3D Design in Glass in 1993, and since then, through diligent application in the glass bench, has become one of the most experienced female glass blowers in the country. She runs her own studio in Frome, Somerset where she makes sculptural work using blown/hot glass, often introducing other materials such as stone, metal or wood. As well as making her own studio glass pieces, she has worked with a great number of artists and designers to help them achieve their artworks and ideas, including Neil Wilkin, Menno Jonker, Rachel Woodman, Catherine Coleman, Johannes Von Stumm and many more.
http://www.sonjaklingler.com
 
Sonja Klingler with KT Yun   The Grass is Greener by Sonja Klingler
 
TUTOR PROFILE - RUTH DRESMAN

Ruth Dresman makes vessels in coloured glass, with sandblasted design which emphasise the colour transparency and translucency of the material. She has evolved a distinctive technique which is exclusive to her studio, based on the controlled removal of layers of coloured glass to describe her designs.

After studying 3D Design: Glass at West Surrey College of Art & Design, Ruth worked as a studio assistant at The Glasshouse, London and then became craftsperson in residence at a gallery in Salisbury. She then spent a year travelling to the USA, Mexico, Indonesia and India before returning to her native Wiltshire to set up her independent glass studio in 1986. Ruth was commissioned by Buckingham Palace on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen to make gifts for the Sultan of Brunei and his family during the Royal Visit in 1998, and has also made architectural commissions for public and private sites, including an architectural sculpture commission at New Salisbury Hospital in collaboration with blacksmith Jayne Fortune. Ruth is based in West Knoyle near Warminster.

 
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www.ruthdresmanglass.com
 
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: Sonja Klingler & Ruth Dresman
 
COURSE LEVEL: Intermediate - advanced
 
COURSE DATES & TIMES:
Wed 6 - Fri 8 March
 
COURSE DURATION: 3 days
 
COURSE TIMES: 10am - 4:30pm
 
COURSE INCLUDES:
Group and individual tuition
basic materials*
Use of facilities, tools and equipment
refreshments**
 
COURSE FEE:
£595
 
COURSE STATUS:
PLACES
 
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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.
 
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 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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