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Glassmaking Supplies

Glass making supplies: sheet glass, frit, rod glass, moulds, refractories, screen printing supplies, tools & equipment.

Classes

Classes for all levels from beginners to experienced glass artists. Glass bead making, slumping, fusing, glass blowing and guest master classes.

Glass Studio Hire

Studio, kiln and equipment for hire to experienced glass artists. Open Studio sessions are an affordable way to use our facilities.

Studio Appointments

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March 2021

Lost wax casting

March 9 @ 10:00 am - March 11 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until March 9, 2021

$580 1 ticket left

This is your opportunity to learn a casting technique that will allow you to create fully three-dimensional glass forms. It is an extremely versatile process, enabling you to make almost limitless solid glass forms. The method involves making a refractory mould around a wax model. The wax is then removed - or 'lost' - to create a cavity, which is then filled with molten glass. In this intensive three-day course you'll be stepped through each part of the casting process.…

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Ongoing Class 2 weeks

March 13 @ 9:45 am - March 27 @ 12:45 pm
$148 2 tickets left

  In these classes students are presented with the opportunity to continue to develop their own style of work under the guidance of a teacher and alongside peers of a similar level. Students are welcome to develop any techniques of work they like with the exception of casting, mould making and bead making. In the ongoing classes we introduce students to all our cold working equipment, offering them the opportunity to produce work to a more professional standard. These classes…

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Mould Making for Slumping

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$345 2 tickets left

Learn how to make simple and effective slump moulds for fused glass. Create shapes that are unique and reusable in fired clay and Ceramaguard. We will guide you through modeling and firing clay to produce moulds that give your work a new dimension and allow you to produce glass that is truly unique. These moulds can be used repetitively and can be used for slumping, fusing mats, cabochon shapes and simple open face casting. Students will make 3 moulds to…

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open studio

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$40 8 tickets left

Open studio time for anyone who has attended classes at Blue Dog before and would like to use our facilities. Please note a staff member is present however the class is not tutored. Cold working equipment and firings are charged extra

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Bracelet Bending 2 weeks

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - March 29 @ 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until March 22, 2021

$220 1 ticket left

Learn how to manipulate hot glass in the kiln to form solid fused glass bracelets. Students will be guided though the basics of kiln forming to produce blanks of glass suitable to then form over a mould to create bracelets. Students will make 2 finished bracelets and have a number of finished blanks to work on in their own studio practise. Some materials supplied but students may wish to purchase additional glass like dichroic to embellish their works. Students need…

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Ongoing class- Tuesdays 4 weeks

March 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$297 8 tickets left

In these classes students are presented with the opportunity to continue to develop their own style of work under the guidance of a teacher and alongside peers of a similar level. Students are welcome to develop any techniques of work they like with the exception of casting, mould making and bead making. In the ongoing classes we introduce students to all our cold working equipment, offering them the opportunity to produce work to a more professional standard. These classes are…

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April 2021

Intensive Kiln Formed Glass

April 6 @ 10:00 am - April 9 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 7, 2021

$540 5 tickets left

For: No experience required Course Outline Suited to the beginner,  this four day course is intended to fast track your knowledge and get you started in the world of kiln formed glass.  Covering a wide range of fusing and slumping topics students will become competent very quickly in learning how to design, prepare and construct projects. Students can expect to produce approximately 5 -8 finished pieces; projects can include platters, bowls, wall panels, sculptural pieces or window hangers. This class…

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Bead Making Beginners 2 weeks

April 10 @ 10:00 am - April 11 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 10, 2021

$270 Sold out

Venture into the world of hot glass! Create one-off glass beads, miniature artworks that others will marvel at. Teaching the basics of glass beadmaking, the tutor thoroughly explains all aspects of the process, no experience is necessary. Students need good eyesight and the steady use of both hands. Scheduled class times are highly structured with a balance between demonstrations and students practicing techniques. Upon completion students have the knowledge to continue to practice their bead making skills in their own…

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Screen Printing Intensive

April 14 @ 10:00 am - April 16 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 14, 2021

$720 3 tickets left

This class is designed for those who want to gain a full understand of the possibilities of image making utilising screen printing techniques with glass. Students will be guided through each process, allowing them to fully grasp the possibilities of each different application presented in the workshop. The emphasis of the workshop is for students to develop a personal language in glass, utilising images created by the students rather than images commercially available. While no experience in glass painting or…

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Beginners Jewellery

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on March 7, 2021 at 9:00 am

$320 4 tickets left

Would you like to learn the basics of handmade jewellery? Create a few small basic jewellery objects, miniature artworks that can be worn. Teaching the basics of jewellery fabrication, the tutor thoroughly explains all aspects of the related health and safety, processes, tools, metal, general tips, design considerations and students practicing techniques. Upon completion students have the knowledge to continue to make basic jewellery pieces on their own. Please note all tools and equipment are provided, students will need to…

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