In this fun workshop you’ll make two coordinating dishes for Valentine’s day, or any special occasion, that can hold your Hershey’s Kisses, Valentine Sweethearts or anything YOUR heart desires.
Using a palette of Bullseye Glass in deep red and soft white Opaline, you’ll learn to make a small heart-shaped dish by first creating the mold, then using pre-fired and rounded pieces of glass frit to fill it. You’ll also design and make a coordinating rectangular dish using a custom shaped mold using the same mold in a different way.
Learning objectives will include cutting the glass to size, different ways to use glass frit, how to make the special mold for the two small dishes and firing the pieces in the kiln (although the firing will be done after class, we will go over the firing techniques and schedules). Tuition includes the use of all tools and all glass and supplies needed.
This one-day workshop will introduce you to several methods of making heart-themed jewelry pieces just in time for a gift for your Valentine! Using both pre-fused glass blanks and sheet glass, you will create three heart-shaped pins or pendants, and a pair of heart-themed earrings (Think Red Hot Candies!). We will demonstrate simple techniques with dichroic glass to create different effects and enhance the heart shape. You will learn to use some basic coldworking techniques to shape your blanks, how to fire polish for a professional look, and have some wonderful jewelry pieces for yourself or for Valentine’s Day gifts!