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Monday, 05 August 2019 10:42

Art Glass Workshop (Kilnformed Vessels) - 19 September to 22 September 2019

When: 19 Sept - 22 Sept 2019

Where: Unit 5 Oak Lane (back of Steve's Plumbing Building) - Judea Industrial Estate, Tauranga 3110

Presented by: Jo Tricker Glass

Cost: $640.00 or 6 weekly payments from $106.67

Thursday 19th Sept: 9am - 3pm

Friday 20th Sept: 10am - 3pm   

Saturday 21st Sept: 1pm - 6pm and *7.30pm - 9.30pm (optional)

Sunday 22nd Sept: 10.30am - 12pm 


Thought glass blowing was the only way to make a glass vessel or bowl?  Think not!  

This workshop will illustrate how to use the heat and gravity of a kiln to form a beautiful glass vessel.  To begin with you will make a set of colour samples which will form the basis of your design for your final piece, and which can also be kept for future reference. Bullseye glass sheet, frit, powder, and stringer are the glass materials that will be used throughout the four days.  An in-depth session on glass cutting and an introduction to coldworking will also be taught, as well as a presentation on the many other techniques that can be used to make kilnformed glass art.  At the end of this course you will go home with a beautiful glass vessel that you have made yourself!  

There is an optional session for all participants from 7.30 to 9.30pm (approx) on Saturday evening.  This is when the kiln is at top temperature and you get to see the magic of science and art - watching the effects of heat and gravity on glass and how it causes it to drop!

This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.  It is limited to six people.  The price stated is per person and the course fee covers all materials, use of equipment, and kiln firing time. Morning tea will also be provided. 

Jo is passionate about glass and has been glassmaking for 9 years.  She is proficient in fusing, casting and flameworking techniques. Prior to glassmaking, Jo's background was in Medical Laboratory Technology, and English Language Teaching in the private sector, teaching English to those in the age range of 18 - 80 years. To see more of her bio please click here.

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Additional Info

  • Event Date: 19 September - 22 September