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Glass and Silver By Tracey Spurgin of Craftworx
Glass and Silver by Tracey Spurgin of Craftworx
Glass and Silver by Tracey Spurgin of Craftworx
Glass and Silver Reflections Pendant by Tracey Spurgin of Craftworx

Online Distance Learning Course
Glass and Silver

This course is suitable for the beginners to intermediate level metal clay enthusiasts. This particular course is most suited to kiln owners.

For a fraction of the cost of joining Tracey at her studio you get full detailed instructional videos, support documents & you can interact with her to ask questions, post pictures of your achievements & chat with other group members. This course offers amazing value for money.

You can join this course at any time up until 30th April 2018 and you will have access to the pre-recorded videos & support notes until the course page closes on 31st July 2018. There are four pre-recorded video projects as well as support files and bonus materials.

The Projects

The course will begin by showing you the full list of tools & materials that you will need to participate in the course. We will also explain how to choose & purchase the correct type of glass for making the jewellery pieces & the different effects that can be achieved from various combinations of glass in order for you to make your own dichroic glass cabochons.

There will be full hands-on demonstrations with detailed descriptions every step of the way. From the top technique tips for perfect cutting of the glass, to stacking & preparing the glass for firing, to creating the “lens” style to give a perfect finish on the dichroic glass cabochon, finally through to the firing of the glass, which can be done through torch firing or kiln firing.

What We Will Cover

This course covers four projects using dichroic glass. The bejewelled colours of the dichroic glass can be so attractive & create beautiful flashes of colour to compliment your silver pieces. The different techniques for making these glass & silver combination pieces will be explained & Tracey will offer plenty of hints & tips to get you started on your creative journey in this medium combination.

  • During the course the demonstrations will cover four set project pieces; each piece demonstrated in a separate video
  • There will be more videos covering subjects such as reconstitution & rehydration
  • Introduction to tools, materials & equipment & what alternatives you can use
  • Health and safety
  • Choosing & purchasing your glass
  • Preparation of the glass including cutting and stacking for a perfect fit
  • Glass firing covering both torch & kiln firing methods
  • Preparing your designs
  • Preparation & handling of metal clay
  • How to add textures, shapes & form to capture the glass successfully
  • Drying times & temperatures
  • Pre-fire refinement & dry polishing techniques
  • Firing methods & procedures
  • How to reconstitute metal clay
  • Storing your metal clay
  • How to minimise wastage
  • FAQ’s
  • Trouble shooting
  • Resources
  • Suppliers
  • Progression

You will be encouraged to post pictures of your work and Tracey will give you ongoing feedback. You will also be able to join in the discussion with other group members. You will be able to pick up heaps of experience from each other.

You can email me at tracey@craftworx.co.uk or call me on 07961 883115

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