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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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June 2020

Ongoing Kiln Formed Glass 6 weeks

June 13, 2020 @ 9:45 am - July 18, 2020 @ 12:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:45 am on Saturday, repeating until June 27, 2020

$440

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 explore and develop any techniques they like in the area of kiln formed glass. In the ongoing classes we introduce students to all our coldworking equipment, with the outcome of producing works of a professional standard. These classes are very popular so book in early…

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Ongoing Kiln Formed Glass 6 weeks

June 16, 2020 @ 9:30 am - July 21, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 23, 2020

$440

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 explore and develop any techniques they like in the area of kiln formed glass. In the ongoing classes we introduce students to all our coldworking equipment, with the outcome of producing works of a professional standard. These classes are very popular so book in early…

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Kiln Formed Glass Level 2, 4 weeks

June 20, 2020 @ 1:45 pm - July 11, 2020 @ 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:45 pm on Saturday, repeating until July 11, 2020

$240

This class is open to students who have completed fusing and slumping level 1 and want to continue to improve their skills and expand their knowledge base under the guidance of a tutor. Students will continue to work on their own projects while each week a new topic is introduced giving them an opportunity to try new techniques. Topics covered in this class include kiln carving, dilution, colour reactions, working with bubbles, torch work to pull stringer and make twisties…

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July 2020

Bracelet Bending 2 weeks

July 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until August 8, 2020

$210

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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Working with Frit

July 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - July 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 4, 2020

$290

This class focuses on frit and powder, offering students new and interesting ways to explore, light, texture and pattern in their work. Some of the areas covered in this classes include: making wafers, frit tinting, drawing with powder, pattern making, textures and simple design elements that can be incorporated into other fusing projects. This is a great class to learn more about how to create unique colours and styles in your work. Students will take home 2 projects and complete…

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Screen Printing 101

July 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
$290

In this workshop students will be introduced to screen printing on glass. Techniques covered will include: preparing screen using drawn images, photos and text, different paints for different applications, firing and how to use screen printing tools correctly for glass. Students have the opportunity to have an image that they work on in class printed onto glass.  All materials included. Explanation on preparing a screen, hand-cutting stencils, exposing a screen, selecting suitable glass paints, mixing onglazes and basic firing schedules.…

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Scraptacular- Damming sheet

July 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$110

This one off workshop covers how to use scrap glass to create interesting sheets of glass. Using dams to contain the glass we will look at how to high fire class to use of odds and ends of scrap glass.  Students will need to supply glass.    

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August 2020

Scraptacular- Stacking

August 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$110

Continuing on with our series of classes looking at how to use up scrap glass we have this workshop that investigates stacking strap and firing at high temperatures to create interesting sheets of glass that can be used for slumping or design features for other fused projects.  The new glass sheets will utilise heat, dilution and movement to make one-off creations. Students need to provide scrap glass 

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November 2020

Open Studio

November 12, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
$40

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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Open Studio

November 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$40

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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