Glass casting and fusing two day course
New! Glass casting and fusing two day course near Canterbury, Kent
10am – 5pm each day; £250 per person.
Join us for a rare opportunity to try both glass casting and glass fusing in one 2 day course. Learn to make your own glass casting mould first. Then prepare the glass to go into your mould. Your plaster mould will go into the kiln when it’s dry enough, where your glass will cast into a 3D shape of your choice and cool gradually over several days. The mould will then be broken open to reveal your glass masterpiece inside! While waiting for your mould to set & after preparing your casting glass, you’ll have time to explore glass fusing too.
What does cast glass look like?
There’s a huge variety. Here’s an example, on the Gorgeous Glass Gifts section of our website. Another inspirational glass casting artist is Georgia Redpath; here’s some of her cast glass – something to aspire to! She’s been doing it for years mind; it’ll take more than two days to reach that standard!
You’ll have time spare over the two days to explore glass fusing too. People with prior experience will have the opportunity to try new techniques, perhaps kiln carving or working with reactive glasses. If you’ve not worked with sheet glass before, we’ll start by teaching you good glass cutting techniques and then give you the opportunity to make some items of your choice such as suncatchers, a curved panel to stand in front 0f a candle, a fruit bowl or perhaps some coasters.
What will I get to take home on the Sunday?
Your glass will be in the kiln for several days. The thicker it is, the more slowly it’ll have to be cooled and the more patient you’ll need to be! You’ll go home with a sense of achievement and anticipation, but your glass will take longer. We can take your cast glass out of the mould for you, clean it up and post it at cost (the cost will depend on weight) and post your fused glass too, or you can come back to the studio when it’s ready and collect it. You can take your cast glass out of the mould if you like, or we can do that for you.
What should I wear?
You’ll need clothes that you aren’t too precious about, & a coverall / apron to protect your clothes. Sturdy shoes / trainers will also be needed. We’ll provide masks and lend you safety glasses.