Our Thursday morning Glass classes are all about getting together for a chat and sharing creative ideas. Whichever method of glass you choose, lead-lighting or fusing and slumping glass the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming.
Events that stand out over the past few weeks has been farewelling a long time class mate Alan who completed his quirky dinner set and set of masks. Alan started fusing and slumping glass at Art Mania in May last year and has entertained us over the last 10 months with his latest design as he told another tall tale. He will be missed and here are some of his whimsical designs to enjoy.
Deb and Denise have been getting very creative about using up the small pieces of glass that you collect along the way, they could write their own blog on the 101 ways to use scrap glass. They have made hundreds of glass balls to use in their designs, from soap dishes to large plates here are some applications for these glass balls.
Cara keeps us inspired with her latest creation often initiated at home. She keeps of piece of glass that has caught her eye nearby waiting for it to speak the image to her. Cara works a lot with frit to create soft tranquil landscapes enhanced by the unique features found in the glass. In this photo she is bending stringers with a candle to create fine lines in her seascape image.
If you are thinking about joining us start searching on Pinterest, Facebook or Google for ideas to follow during your five-week course. Please remember to start fairly simple to gain experience in technique as you build up to your masterpiece(s).