EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVITY
GLASS WORKING TECHNIQUES
Also called thermoforming, glass fusing, born in more recent times, allows you to create a variety of objects and works by using various types of materials: the flatbed, resting on compatibile surfaces, can take on, at high temperatures, an infinite number of shapes; glass tiles suitably shaped and combined with glass oxides, glazes or other substances give rise to “pictures” with multicoloured effects and unexpected depth.
Glass fusion makes it possible to produce stained glass, giftware, sculpture-tiles and jewellery with numerous painting-like details.
Starting from colourless glass and working on various superimposed layers, one obtains, on a single object, a set of contrasting colours or tones in sequence.
The course for beginners introduces one to the fundamental techniques of flat fusing. The cutting, assembling and firing of simple objects, will allow students to learn about the possibilities and limitations of this technique.
Once the students have achieved a good understanding of the basic techniques, they will face the technique of fusing in multi-layered thicknesses, using semi-worked materials and the application of increasingly elaborate working techniques.
Students will also explore the methods of thermoforming and the use of different types of moulds.