Lampwork for Fusing Lessons
Are you a glass fuser? Do you want to expand your glassworking skills and make hot glass components for your fused work? Then read on!
I have a wealth of experience working with Bullseye glass in the flame, with a particular focus on making components that are compatible and look great when used in glass fusing. My Lampwork for fusing Lessons are £150 for 6 hours, split into two 3-hour sessions.
Lessons take place in my home studio (fully insured) and are one-on-one. The lesson price includes all materials, and you take home all the embellishments, twisties, murrine and components I make in demonstration, all those you make, and if we fuse any test chips I will send these to you for your reference after the lesson.
I have developed a curriculum to teach the fundamentals of how to make good murrine at the torch; I have significant expertise in getting the best out of fusing glass in the flame, which colours work well and which are best left for the kiln, and how to make designs ‘pop’.
The lesson will include technical considerations as well as design considerations for working with hot glass. Murrine making is definitely challenging, but so much fun! Even if you are a complete flamework beginner, you will go home with items you can use in your fused work.
We will begin by making small flameworked elements that will teach you the basics of how glass moves when it is hot. We will then move on to the technical aspects of pulling molten glass, and you will pull variegated stringers to use in your fused pieces. Finally we will spend the last three hours on the fundamentals of murrine making.
Safety is of paramount importance and all lessons include protective equipment and glasses, as well as a safety briefing.
Sound good? Please get in touch for more information!
I am based in Helensburgh in Scotland. It’s a 40 minute train journey from Glasgow Queen Street. There are plenty of B&Bs locally which I can recommend, and it is a great opportunity to spend a weekend in the Highlands, as it’s only 15 minutes by car from Loch Lomond. One day learning to make murrine and another enjoying the beautiful scenery!
I recommend a day that begins at 9:30 with the 6 hours of lessons starting at 10am and finishing at 4:30. This allows us time to get acquainted, and go through the safety information before beginning at the torch, to finish at 4:30pm. Tea and coffee and cake are provided, but please bring your own lunch.
I provide you with a heavy apron but please wear cotton or natural fibre clothes, preferably layers as it can get quite warm in the studio.