Glass Blowing Level 1: an introduction to the world of hot glass

For: Beginners
Tutor: Miles Johnson and Patrick Wong

Course Outline

Join our professional glass blowers in this two day workshop where you will learn the basics of working with molten glass to create up to four pieces of work that will impress your Friends and family. Patrick Wong and Miles Johnson will guide you through the basics of working with glass, covering a variety of topics that will enable you create a functional or decorative item. Students will make 2 paperweights and 2 simple vessels. All materials are included in the class fee. This class is suitable for beginners or those with a little blowing experience. Students need to be at least 15yrs old and able-bodied.

 


Please note: Full payment is required to confirm a place in our glassblowing courses. No refund will be given for cancellations or transfers received less than six business days before class commences unless the vacancy is filled. If the place is filled, a $50 administration fee will be charged and the remaining course fee refunded.


 

Course Cost: $595
Contact Hours: (2 full days)

Day
Saturdays and Sunday
Saturdays and Sunday

Time
10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm

Dates
24th &25th March
19th &20th May

You will learn about:
Safety and correct studio practice; Introduction to tools and equipment; Introduction to the furnace and gathering molten glass; safe handling of glass; Introduction of solid working techniques (paperweights and other forms); Introduction to blowing bubbles in glass; Development and techniques to manipulate the bubble; Introduction to vessel making; Introduction to colour into glass

Class Materials

Please bring the following to class:
Safety glasses, long pants, closed toe and heeled shoes, natural fibre clothing, long hair tied back, lunch and bottled water