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Glass Courses at the Glass Hub
with Helga Watkins-Baker
Using Pattern Bar in Fused Glass
This course will enable you to explore the potential of pattern bar or ‘murrine’ techniques to make highly detailed elements for fusing into larger projects, or for smaller jewellery components. Striking patterns and effects can be achieved with this deceptively simple technique. We will work on stacking and combining Bullseye glass for fusing into ‘bars’ before cutting and composing into larger projects. We will also look at the use of pattern bar and fire polishing for creating cabochons.
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).
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 to Intermediate
Please contact us for new dates.
1 day (10am - 4.30pm)
Group and individual tuition
basic materials*
Use of facilities, tools and equipment
*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 back to you as soon as we can.
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