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Glass Courses at the Glass Hub
 
OPEN CASTING
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
 
COURSE OUTLINE

An opportunity to work with mould making to create simple but striking cast glass pieces, fired in the kiln. We will work on plaster based positives placed in the bottom of a refractory 'box' to create reverse relief effects in the glass. Glass is fired so that it flows over the forms and create a solid cast block. A deceptively easy way to work with the casting technique or to develop new ideas.

 
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).
 
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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COURSE TUTOR: Helga Watkins-Baker
 
COURSE LEVEL: Beginner
(no experience necessary)
 
COURSE DATES & TIMES:
Thursday 22 November
1 Day, 10am - 4.30pm
 
COURSE FEE: £160
 
COURSE INCLUDES:
Group and individual tuition
basic materials*
Use of facilities, tools and equipment
refreshments**
 
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*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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