I really am a magpie! I love pretty things. Here we can explore how glass and tile are used in art and #reuserism. I have an historical penchant for Mosaics and a complete crush on Leadlighting. Join me to see how lustrous glass and glazed ware can be used.
Three evening sessions 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Thursday 28 February 2019
Thursday 14 March 2019
Thursday 21 March 2019
Held at Suzi Brown Glass, 20 Anderson Street, Palmerston North
About session 1 - glass cutting
This glass cutting session is the first step on the glass art journey.
Glass cutting is an essential skill for leadlight, stained glass work, glass fusing, and you will also find it extremely useful for mosaics. You might even like to use it for a little bit of glazing or picture framing!
Whether you are brand new to cutting glass or wanting to improve your existing technique there are a surprising number of tricks and skills to learn. You will practice the skills to cut and break simple to tricky shapes successfully. Then you can practice and practice to gain confidence.
Glass for this cutting session is included in the cost. Tools will be available to use.
During session one you will decide on your project for the foiling sessions.
The end of session one is the best time to select and purchase the glass for your foiling project. Suzi Brown Glass has a fantastic range to choose from. Eftpos and cash accepted.
About sessions 2 & 3 – copper foiling
In these sessions you will make a Beginner Copper Foil Project. You will learn how to work to a pattern to make a stained glass item using the Copper Foil technique. You will use your glass cutting skills and learn foiling and soldering.
You can pick a beginner’s project from a selection of patterns, depending on your glass cutting skill level, and your level of confidence. You may even like to select a pre-cut bevel project for these sessions.
The main thing is to keep your first project simple so that you can learn all the stages and get to take the finished item home.
About Suzi Brown Glass
Suzi is a Practicing Glass Artist who works extensively in stained glass, fusing and casting. Suzi’s studio hosts her retail outlet with an enviable collection of new and reclaimed glass, tools and materials. See the website for opening hours.NZ$ 150.00 Per Pax