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    Glass Fusing & Slumping Workshop Thursday 4 July

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    🔥 Step into the ancient world of glass fusing and slumping!🔥

    Discover the ancient, enchanting process of glass fusing and slumping. Led by experienced glass artist Aileen Grieg, supported by Sonder's founding director Gabby Sutherland. 

    Dive deep into the art of cutting glass, playing with shape, color and adding intricate detail and patterns to craft unique designs. With comprehensive instruction covering everything from safety protocols to decorative techniques. Our structured class format ensures the perfect balance between informative demonstrations and hands-on practice. 

    Glass fusing is the technique of joining two or more pieces of glass using heat in a kiln.

    Slumping is placing the glass over an object or mold and using kiln heat to slump the glass into the shape of the mold. 

    The objects created in this workshop will remain in the kiln overnight to fuse, then placed in the kiln again to slump and collected at a later date. 

    About the course:

    In this three hour introductory, hands on workshop, you will learn:

    • Safety requirements and procedures for the workshop space, the principles of glass fusing, slumping and texturing an understanding of types of molds available, glass compatibility, annealing and firing programs..
    • You will create one product, using frit (glass grains), stringers (glass rods) and coloured glass shapes cut by you. We will show you the kiln forming process and we will fuse and slump your piece after the workshop, ready to collect at a future date.

    You will need to prepare for the workshop by:

    • Wearing closed in shoes (safety requirement for entry into the workshop)
    • Wear comfortable, suitable clothes for working and bring an apron if desired. Please do not wear loose, flowy sleeves
    • Prescription glasses. Safety glasses will be available. 
    • Water bottle.
    • Long hair must be tied back    

    We break for 30 mins for a recharge and indulge in the delicious complimentary fruit, snacks and refreshments. You will have the opportunity to mingling with fellow creators.

    All tools and materials are provided, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience. Our workshops cater to everyone, from eager beginners to seasoned creatives – no prior experience required.

    Don't miss this opportunity to explore the art of glass fusing and slumping in a welcoming and supportive environment. 

    Class Location

    Sonder Studio Gallery Unit 20 / 5 Taylor Court Cooroy
    Many people get lost trying to find us. The Cooroy Business Park is near the north bound, Cooroy exit on the Bruce Highway. Take the Holt Road turn, then right into Taylor Court. Once you've arrived, drive around to the exit row and look for the unit 20 sign on the building. Park in any visitor car park. 

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