Dichroic Glass Fusing Level 1

One Day Workshop
Held at Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery

Where: Killarney Vale on the Central Coast
When: TBA
Time: TBA
Price: POA
Skill Level: Beginner
Price: $500
Inclusions: all materials & tools will be supplied

Description

Course Details 

Maximum number of students in class 3

OMG This is such a great workshop for a creative introduction to Glass for Jewellery

  • Lunch will be provided
  • Maximum number of students in class 3

1-day Dichroic glass fusing workshop
I will assist you with design and cutting and YES you can do it!!!

  • Discover the wonders, beauty & magic properties of Glass !!
    & make your own STAND OUT FASHION JEWELLERY
  • This is a workshop with realistic achievable professional learning outcomes for all levels including the raw beginner!!
  • Positions fill quickly for these workshops so avoid disappointment book early
  • Glass Test Pieces & Dichroic tests available to assist you in your colour and layering decisions.
  • Students will be encouraged to design cut and make shapes of their choice with assistance.
  •  This is a great workshop, and an interesting way to cross over DICHROIC glass into your future jewellery designs.
  • HDD offers kiln firing services which will allow you to continue working with glass in the future by having access to a kiln if you don’t have one. See kiln firing services

TECHNIQUES COVERED

  • All students will have safety cutting grid mats to work on
    safety procedures: discussed & practiced with glass handling & compatibility
  • Colour and design principles discussed.
  • Students will have samples of finished work to inspire creativity over 50 colour test pieces –  test boards to assist them in their choices.
  • How to Layer the glass pieces, & add glass fusing pieces to enhance the final designs.
    Various methods will be discussed how to attach your finished glass pieces to make wearable jewellery.

WHAT’S INCLUDED in your workshop

  • Tuition & discussion of glass and its properties.
  •  Students will have their own designated areas, with all tools and grinding machine
    (procedure, use & care of will be explained)
  • All Glasses – dichroic – shapes – stringers – fritt
  • A selection of ring findings for students use

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

  • Notebook – Apron
  • Your enthusiasm to learn a fabulous new skill!
  • IMPORTANT!!!  please wear covered in shoes

What you will make in the Workshop

  • Glass pieces that can be designed & made into Jewellery
  • HDD Studio is fully equipped with findings and bails should you want to purchase them)
  • Pendants – Earrings – Brooches – Rings
  • Students will be encouraged to work shapes that interest them.Level 1
  • Square & or rectangle shapes for Rings or pendants (pendant can have holes drilled for hanging or hi-fire wire added for loop additions, to be later wire wrapped for hanging)
  • Students practice cutting glass before they move on to their pieces.
  • Preparing the glass, for the final touches.
  • How to layer your pieces up ready for firing.
  • Getting the work on the shelves ready for firing
  •  Kilns will fire as soon as the work is loaded or overnight!
  • As this is a 1-day workshop, work will be posted to students

EXTRAS:

  • Depending on time students can make extra pieces so please come with some of your ideas & of drawings and I will do my best to help you achieve your goals.
  • QUALITY over QUANTITY is my mantra!

Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery awards students Certificates on Completion of all workshops.

Wine & Cheese (or tea & coffee) will be served after this workshop for those that would like to relax before heading home.