This course is designed for beginners in sculpting off-mandrel forms in soft glass.
This class is designed by glass master Dr Julie Anne Denton, to gently introduce the sculptural beginner to quirky off mandrel forms in soft glass from the comfort of your own studio. We will learn how to make penguins, elephants, owls, fish and flamingos. These forms will teach the student a variety of techniques including how to ‘gather’, how to work with scissors and scaled up ‘mashers’, how to make use of the ‘glass tripod’ to create a stand for your animal and when to use ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ punties during the making process whilst ‘auto-annealing’ your soft glass sculptures.
By the end of these video tutorials you will feel comfortable and confident making your own original small scale sculptures in soft glass without the cracks.
Tracey Bell from ‘The Old Kennels’ teaching facility in Devon UK, said this about Julie's teaching technique "JULIE ANNE DENTON has taught two to four day classes at The Old Kennels on a regular basis since early 2007. Her ability and affinity with glass is self-evident in her work, and she has a natural talent for conveying information clearly and concisely to others. Her teaching style is relaxed and her manner calm, even with the most demanding of pupils, making her a popular tutor."
x6 groups of video tutorials showing you how to make a fish, an owl, a flamingo, a penguin and an elephant in soft glass. Although these techniques can also be combined with borosilicate glass
This option does not come with the x5 'one on one' consultations with Dr Julie Anne Denton (15 minutes per session), for individual help with techniques and checking on your progress. It is highly recommended that you choose the option with the consultations.
You can work through this course at your own pace. You will be invited to a private group where you have access to all videos, visual pdf's, photographs of what you should be aiming for and minutes from the workshops so you can go back to anything you may have missed easily.
Skill Level: Own torch or access to a flameworking studio is a necessity. Experience in flameworking is helpful but not a necessity.