What is the course about?
Intermediate glass casting will give you the opportunity to extend your knowledge of casting and produce personal cast forms. You will using modelling techniques and the process of buillet casting and patte de verre to create glass works of art.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
Preferably you will have completed glass casting beginners and/or lost wax casting for beginners. If not, you will be expected to have basic plaster casting experience and basic glass casting experience.
What topics does the course cover?
Advanced model making techniques, cold cure rubber casting, patte de verre, billet glass casting, designing, making and finishing.
How will I be taught and assessed?
Most of your time will be practical glass making. Your tutor will give demonstrations and show you examples of relevant glass. There is no formal assessment. There is group participation and one to one teaching given.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
You will need to buy your own glass, wax and cold cure rubber as appropriate and once enrolled on the course a list of supplies will be given to you to help you get kitted out. There is a suggestion to bring your own apron and dust mask if you have otherwise aprons are available and dust masks can be bought from our in house shop. If you have model making tools this may also assist you but not essential.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By the end of your course you should have created one medium size piece of detailed cast glass.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
You will be able to move on to advanced glass casting courses.