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Sandblasting for Fusing
with Helga Watkins-Baker
Sandblasting and fusing glass course and zebra effect glass plate using this technique

TThis course will enable you to explore the potential of sandblasting to create imagery and surface quality, which can in turn be used to exploit effects in fusing. We will explore the use of resists, including photo-resist films, to control sandblasted areas in coatings on glass, to carve through coloured areas, or to trap effects in the final fused glass. We will also look at the use of sandblasting to remove devitrification and create a surface for fire-polishing.

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
2 days (10am - 5pm)
currently no dates
Group and individual tuition
basic materials*
Use of facilities, tools and equipment
Please contact us if you are interested in this course.
*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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