You will be welcomed with refreshments before Jazz starts the day with a short introduction to glass fusing and the day's projects. Jazz will work with you to prepare the clay slabs that you will use to create your designs. Once the clay is rolled, there will be a time to wander around the beautiful Pitfield cutting garden and gather some specimens to use in your designs. The plant material you gather will be used to press into the clay and create your designs. You will then mix up a plaster mix and cover the clay to create the relief design. This is a messy workshop, and you will be provided with an apron and a mask to wear during this part of the creative process. We will leave our plaster to harden whilst we break and enjoy a delicious Pitfield Barn lunch, before returning to your mould. The afternoon will be spent firstly removing the clay from the plaster and cleaning up the mould, before selecting your coloured glass for your piece and adding any coloured accents. At the end of the day, your moulds will be taken back to Jazz's workshop, where they will be fully dried before they are fired. Please note: Your pieces will be finished by Jazz before being sent to you by post, arriving approx 3 weeks after the course day
Tutor:Jazz graduated as a BA Hons Designer Maker from the University of Brighton, specialising in glass. For many years she taught design and crafts to children, and now she teaches glass techniques to adults. She has a reputation for patience and intimate knowledge of glass as material and a variety of techniques for crafting it. Subjects Covered: An explanation of the art of fusing glass An exploration of different ideas & inspiration to spark your own imagination Understanding of the use of clay and techniques to create reliefs of plant material Understanding how to choose glass to create beautiful glass reliefs By the end of the day, you will have: Enjoyed a tasty lunch and creative company Explored the cutting garden and selected material to create your design Learnt a little about fused glass and learnt about relief design and mold making Had fun playing with clay and plaster Created a mold ready for your glass pieces Created all the design for a curved glass relief panel and a set of 2 coasters You will make for yourself: A beautiful plant relief piece and a set of two coasters Who is the course for? No experience necessary. This day involves basic glass-cutting, which Jazz will show you and help you with. The Group: Jazz teaches in small, informal groups (max 9). The day is very hands-on, practical and relaxed. The Venue: Pitfield Barn Cut Flower Farm is a British cut flower farm, nestling in the Sussex countryside, close to the picturesque village of Hurstpierpoint. Tickets: Early Bird Ticket £117 (first 4 tickets sold) Standard Ticket £137 Date, Time & Venue: Wednesday 5th June 2024 10.00am – 3.30pm Pitfield Barn Cut Flower Farm, Chalkers Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9LR
What's included in the price
Expert tuition; All materials and equipment needed to create your decorative piece; Use of a craft apron and masks; A tasty lunch and refreshments throughout the day; A tour of the Pitfield Barn cut-flower fields. Jazz will fuse your piece after the class and then send it to you within approx. 3 weeks of the course day. The postage costs are included in the course ticket.