One Day Introductory Open-Casting Classes

One Day Introducion to Open Mould Casting for Glass

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This one day introductory class is held approximately four times through the year. This class is intended to suit anyone with an interest in this process. No previous experience is needed. You will learn to make a mould from a found object or other material using special mould making materials suitable for glass. You will then learn how to pack the mould with glass and be introduced to kiln firing schedules and cold finishing techniques. You will produce at least one object of your own choice/design which you will be able to collect a day or two after the workshop.

There is a limit of 6 people per workshop enabling faster learning, and the opportunity to experiment with a number of different effects.

Areas covered: design, modelling; mould making; glass compatibility; firing cycles; decorative applications and cold working techniques.

The kiln firing will take place after the workshop and the results can be collected or posted at Post Office rates.

Price = £95 for the day, materials, refreshments and lunch included (9:00am – 5:00pm)

To purchase this course for yourself or as a gift voucher for someone else please call Noreen on 01 326 574693 or 07808 612074 or email

Afternoon and Evening Workshops

Monday & Wednesday afternoon and/or evening workshops are available to those who have completed an introductory workshop and want to develop their own projects under limited supervision. The sessions are bookable in blocks of 6 workshops and payable in advance, £20 per session (£120 advanced payment) covers use of studio and tools. Materials can be bought in advance from Noreen or bought from elsewhere.

Times: Mon/Wed: Session 1: 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Session 2: 6pm – 9pm

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Terms and Conditions

Although it is very unlikely, it is possible for the classes to be cancelled at short notice with a full refund. If participants cancel less than 4 weeks beforehand they will be offered one alternative date or a 50% refund. No refund will be offered if less than 2 weeks’ notice is given of cancellation and an alternative course will be offered only if someone can fill the originally booked space.

Also available: fusing classes | glass  jewellery classes| lost wax casting classes| up-cycling classes| stained glass classes| painting on glass classes| Young Glass Makers|Glass Decorating|Fusing extravaganza|evening/weekend workshop availability

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