Pam Clements

History of Stained and Fused Glass

I’ve joined all the online course sessions and have really enjoyed them. I’ve not been able to go out at all because of health problem, so this course has been a great help in having a specific focus. The work has been well varied and has covered aspects that I would not have thought of studying myself.  I had forgotten how much I enjoyed researching a subject and the way it leads you off into different tangents of discovery. Thank you to the tutor and the college for organising this enjoyable and thought-provoking course.

PLEASE NOTE YOU CANNOT ENROL ON THIS COURSE UNTIL 5TH AUGUST 2020 AS OUR ENROLMENTS TEAM ARE ON LEAVE.

Introduction

You will learn traditional lead and copper foil techniques and glass painting to enable you to produce stained glass panels, lampshades, mirrors, etc. You will also learn kiln formed glass techniques such as fusing and slumping which will enable you to create decorative items such as bowls, dishes, panels and jewellery.

Tools and equipment are provided but learners will need to provide their own glass. The tutor will give advice on where and how to source materials. More advanced students can progress onto larger and more complex projects.

By the end of the course you'll be able to:

  • Cut glass into a variety to size

  • Design projects and make working drawings

  • Complete projects to a high standard using a range of skills including soldering, preparation of lead, glazing and finishing techniques

  • Use materials and equipment safely

  • Use warm glass methods such as fusing and slumping

Other information:

  • Projects will be graded with reference to existing skills and experience as well as personal goals

  • Learners will receive demonstrations on all of the techniques mentioned

  • Beginners will create a small leaded panel from design stages through to completion as well as some fused items, a copper foil piece and some glass painting samples

  • More advanced learners will decide on a project and develop existing skills

Materials

A fee for basic materials will be charged on enrolment, in addition you will need to pay for the materials you use during the course, this is determined by the project you choose but will be approximately £10. Your tutor will advise you when you start the course.

Assessment

Tutor feedback and your own evaluation as well as feedback from the group.

Entry Requirements

None.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.


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