Garden Lantern Workshop with Liz Deluca (glass cutting and fusing)
This workshop is designed for students to enjoy the beauty of transparent glass. Learning to use glass cutting tools and equipment to cut and break both straight and curved lines, as well as nipping pliers, students will create their own glass panels to fit a garden lantern. Students will be encouraged to use their creativity to design a unique set of glass panels that will fits into the lantern. These will be kiln fired and assembled by students at another time.
NB: Photos are examples of possibilities however the glass accessories may vary and will depend on what is available on the day.
Time allocation: 3 hours
Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Kit / Workshop Materials Inclusions:
- All material and use of tools needed to create your Garden Lantern
- Garden Lantern
- Glass sheets and glass accessories
- Firing service
Details of kit / workshop materials
Students will select lantern colour: black/white as well as coloured/clear glass sheet and background glass accessories such as millefiore, stringers and frit. Each student will be provided with PPE and taught safe handling methods (glove and safety lenses). Specialised glues and tacking materials will also be used to hold your design pieces in place prior to firing.
The firing will be undertaken following the workshop as each cycle of the kiln generally only fits 8 panels (the work of 2 students) and firing schedules can take up to 23 hours. Once your glass panel inserts have been fired you can elect to have them posted out to you or to collect them from Hidden Gallery. You will be instructed on how to install the panels into your lantern during the class.
Pre-requisite skills: Nil
Students to bring: Protective clothing, long sleeve shirt, closed in shoes, long hair to be tied back, drink bottle - note book and pencil for note taking.