1 Day Intro: Making the move from Glass Fusing to Casting

Charonne Ruth Glass


The 1 day Introductory Course in Open Glass Casting ‘Making the move from Glass Fusing to Casting’, takes us on a journey from working with clay to producing a glass sculpture. We cover model making, refractory mold making, firing schedules, measuring glass and colour flow. We’ll also review how to evaluate firing schedules to achieve the effects you want and how subtle changes in ramp rates or soak times can produce different results.

Study in the Artist’s studio in Newton of Falkland, Scotland. Places are limited to 4 students per course, so that everyone will enjoy some individual tuition and are encouraged to come with ideas for us to explore together.

    • Creating a striking glass piece with a ‘reverse relief’. Come prepared with interesting items to place into clay.
    • How to hand craft refractory molds
    • Colour flow and how glass moves when it is molten
    • 1 glass piece in the kiln (work to be collected 1 week later)
    • Understanding of the casting process and how to refine your model at different stages in the creative journey
    • Understanding of Kiln Schedules for casting glass
    • Community of casters to continue exploring ideas with
    • All basic materials, including mold making material, tools and 1/2 billet colour Bullseye Glass
    • Scrumptious homemade soup and bread each day, catered by Rae Jackman, who specialises in vegan recipes using fresh, local ingredients


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