Summer Sensations in Fused Glass

£115.00

Join expert glass artist, Jazz Dixon for a craft class with a difference and learn to create your own beautiful glass flower piece inspired by the colours of Summer.

£115.00 Location : East Sussex

Join expert glass artist, Jazz Dixon for a craft class with a difference and learn to create your own beautiful glass flower piece inspired by the colours of Summer.

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Course Details :-
  • In-Person Course
  • July 10, 2024 - July 10, 2024
  • 1 Day

Plan of the Day: You will be welcomed with refreshments before spending the first part of the morning walking around the beautiful flower fields, observing and drawing some of the amazing flowers. This part of the day will help develop your ideas for your own glass piece. Time will then be spent creating some simple guided sketches, taking time to observe the shape and colours of the flowers. Jazz will then give you a brief talk and introduction to fused glass and the range of materials available before moving on to designing your own unique statement glass piece. This can be a square platter 30cm x 30cm, or a glass bowl 30cm diameter, or a glass vase approx. 25cm tall. Jazz will guide you through the practicalities of the design process and show you how to incorporate the ideas from your sketches. After breaking for a delicious homemade Pitfield Barn lunch, you will create your design using a wide range of coloured accessory glass with the help and guidance from the expert. Your finished design will be taken away and fired, and returned for collection in approx. 3 weeks. Subjects Covered: - An explanation of the art of fusing glass - Understanding how to choose glass to create beautiful glass decorations - Practice with different decorative techniques to create your piece - An exploration of different ideas & inspiration to spark your own imagination By the end of the day, you will have: - Enjoyed the beautiful surroundings of the flower garden in Summer - Understood the basic theory of glass fusing and used a range of techniques to create your piece - Used some design skills to create your own unique design for your statement glass piece of your choice - Created your glass piece (platter, bowl or vase) ready for firing using your sketch ideas and your design - Had a fun and relaxing creative day Jazz will fire your piece after the class for you and will post it to you within approx 3 weeks of the course day You will make for yourself: A beautiful large flower bowl, platter or vase 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. 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 £115 (first 4 tickets sold) Standard Ticket £135 Date, Time & Venue: Wednesday 10th July 2024 10.00am – 3.30pm Pitfield Barn Cut Flower Farm, Chalkers Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9LR What Happens Next? Once you have booked, you will receive an email confirmation – please check your junk mail if you have not heard from us. About 2 weeks before your course date, you will receive another email giving directions and any joining instructions – please check your junk folder if you haven’t received anything.  

What's included in the price

All materials needed to create your decorative piece; All equipment required for the day; Use of a craft apron; A tasty lunch and refreshments throughout the day; A tour of the cut-flower fields; Postage so that your piece can be returned to you following firing approx. 3 weeks after the course.

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