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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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February 2021

Open Studio

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Free

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

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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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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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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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