Creative Glass Network

From Off-Cuts to Masterpieces

From Off-Cuts to Masterpieces

with Erna Piechna-Sowersby (CH)

Join this class and be inspired to turn your ever-accumulating pot of glass offcuts into a masterpiece.  Let’s face it, everybody has a pot or two of offcuts in their studio and this workshop will present a number of exciting techniques for melting them down to create brand new slabs of glass.  They will then be cut, either by hand or by diamond saw, and re-fused to create new and highly individual pieces of art.

The techniques covered in this 2 day class are:

‘Combing’ – working at the open kiln to create specific colour mixes and movements

‘Flower Pot’ and ‘Chicken Wire’ Melts – to obtain random colour patterns and striations

‘Casting’ – a small box work project

In the class we will work with Bullseye glass, but the methods can also be applied to any other compatible range of glass.

Projects:       1 finished platter, 1 box cast, plus reference samples

Skill Level:    Beginner to intermediate

Past Courses

  • Fusing – From Off-Cuts to Masterpieces – Erna Sowersby-Piechna – 14 – 15 January 2015
  • Fusing – From Off-Cuts to Masterpieces – Erna Sowersby-Piechna – 4 – 5 September 2015