Fused Glass Workshops

Venue, Timing, Cost

Venue: 
Melissa's Melting Pot
Date(s): 
Sunday, 3 May, 2020 to Monday, 31 May, 2021
Timing: 
2 hour taster sessions
Cost: 
£40 per person
Fused Glass Workshops

Fused Glass Workshops

Melissa runs workshops from her studio in Knowle, Solihull. She is a qualified teacher with many years of teaching experience.

Glass fusing is the art of melting glass using a kiln. We will be exploring this, learning how to fuse pieces of glass, frit and enamel powder on to a piece of base glass to create a glossy glass surface. You do not need any experience to book a place on the workshop and will be experimenting with simple techniques to create a small picture or piece of jewellery. You will learn the basics of fusing, in a step by step manner.

In the workshop we will cover the following aspects:

- Health and safety of fused glass.
- Practice cutting glass to use in your piece.
- Applying pieces of glass onto the base piece of glass.
- Applying different types of frit/enamel/shards of glass (Transparent and Opaque).
- Use of decorative media (millefiori, frit, copper wire, glass threads).
- Surface design using techniques such as stencils, sgruffito, sifting etc.

You will create a small fused glass picture or piece of jewellery that you are able to collect or post within 5 days, after your piece has fused in the kiln.

What is included?

- Clear sheet glass as a base, and additional glass in a variety of colours to use in the workshop.
- Use of all tools and equipment e.g. glass cutters, kiln, enamel powders in a range of colours, decorative media etc.
- Tea, coffee and biscuits to keep us going! Maybe even cake if you are lucky...
- Tuition on Glass Fusing with Melissa Keskinkilinc.
- Information about retailers for equipment and supplies if you would like to continue to explore glass fusing after the workshop!

​Please get in touch via email if you would like to book a workshop. Her email is: melissasmeltingpot@hotmail.com

Submitted by

Melissa Keskinkilinc