From years of developing my professional practice, I now teach a unique and intuitive process for handcrafting glass sculptures. This season will be my last season of running courses from my studio in Falkland, before we build a dedicated course space in the Scottish Highlands in 2021.
Why not treat yourself to a creative retreat in a tranquil Scottish setting? Accommodation is available in a converted whisky distillery with all of the comforts of modern living. Falkland Palace, where Outlander was filmed, is 1 mile down the road. There are also beautiful coastal and hill walks nearby, with St Andrews just 30 minutes away.
Places are limited to 4 students per course, so that everyone will enjoy some individual tuition.
Gift vouchers are available, which have proved popular as birthday and Christmas presents!
'I loved Charone's casting workshop. It was relaxed, really organised and opened up a whole new avenue in glass.'
'A fantastic gift I'd recommend for all ages.'
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'Exploring the Nature of Form' opens up a whole new avenue in glass. Go from first principles to producing your first three-dimensional glass sculpture, an original piece that is a joyful interaction of colour, light and form. No previous glass experience is required. Just a love of glass and working with your hands!
Over 5 days we will create 2 sculptures, one set within the other, freeing yourself up to create highly original work of art. Previous students have made: a bird nestled in a flower; a figure seen within a boat; a dynamic aquatic scene of sea urchins and jellyfish; a budding chrysalis within a leaf.
Charonne teaches her original method of combining clay with lost wax sculpture. This is very much a hands-on course in the artist’s studio, interspersed with informative sessions on different ways of making refractory molds, how to control firing schedules to achieve the aesthetic you are looking for and an overview of different mold making materials. For an immersive creative retreat, accommodation is available in the artist’s home, a converted whisky distillery with the comforts of modern living.
Please come with a sketch book to initially work through design concepts on paper. Places are limited to 4 students per course, so that everyone will enjoy some individual tuition.
Making an open glass casting with clay
Using wax to incorporate detailed textures into the piece
Hand crafting plaster molds
Formulas and approaches to working with glass, plaster and rubbers
Colour flow in glass casting
1 glass sculpture in the kiln (work to be collected 1 week later*)
Understanding of material processes
Techniques for repairing/refining your model at different stages in the creative journey
Formulas and Kiln Schedule
* Work can be safely packed and posted for an additional cost. Note, courses need a minimum of 3 to run.View full product details