Glass Fusing - Kiln Carving
One day workshops with Jenny Timms

" friendly and helpful. Thank you for a wonderfullly creative day." - Beatrix

Kiln Carving with glass fusing - adding relief and texture to your glass fusing designs, for beginners and those with some glass fusing experience.

On this workshop you'll discover how to create beautiful, textured fused glass art, combining colours and deep relief, achieved with kiln-proof fibre paper.
If you've experienced glass fusing on one of our beginner's classes, this is a great next step for your new fused glass artistic development!

Kiln-carving involves cutting shapes and areas out of special fibre material which the glass will slump in to when fired in the kiln. These shapes can be designed like a piece of stencil or printed art - they could be numbers, letters, words or symbols, natural shapes - any shape you can cut from the material.

We'll ask you to do some research, and if possible, some design sketches before the class so you'll get maximum benefit from your time with us. We'll provide guidance on this, if needed.

Your end piece(s) on this class will start out as two 30cm squares of clear fusible glass - forming a top and bottom layer. If you wish to make multiple smaller pieces from these we'll teach you how to cut your glass to size.

After transferring tour design to the fibre materials you'll use a scalpel to cut sections out of the material to create the areas of relief in your end design. You can add coloured glass frit at this stage, as seen in the examples to the right.

Once your piece is ready for the kiln, we'll fire it and let you know when it's ready for collection.

The course cost £159 inc VAT per person includes:

  • Float glass for glass cutting practice
  • Clear fusible glass, frit and fibre paper for your design
  • Use of all tools and apron
  • Lunch & refreshments during the day
  • Maximum class size 3 people for individual attention
  • Initial kiln firing
  • All your work to keep, after firing
  • Eligibility for our Project Days Programme
  • Class runs from 10-30am to 5pm at our Northants studio near Towcester

How to book your place

If you're ready to book, choose the date you prefer and use the PayPal buttons to make your booking. You can pay by card or PayPal. We can also take bookings in the studio or you can buy this class as an emailable gift voucher.
All bookings are subject to our class bookings Terms And Conditions.

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About Jenny Timms

Jenny is developing new workshops to add to the established range of Vitreus Art classes in glass art forms. Jenny has been exploring new techniques in glass fusing and is always happy to share her skills with students!

Jenny's level-2 workshops aim to encourage those who've already attended a beginner's class to stretch themselves artistically while they're learning.

Two fused glass projects made by Vitreus Art student DeniseDenise and her beautiful kiln-carved butterfly panels Glass fusing with kiln carving - a piece of art you can make yourself!Wendy used kiln carving techniques to make this lovely piece!Kiln carving and frit on the Vitreus Art 1 day fusing class Relief and frit in Sarah's charming kiln-carved fused desgin
cutting the fibre paper to create relief in your fused work
Cutting the fibre paper to create areas of relief

What attendees have said about our classes:

'Excellent course and very well run'
'Everything in the class description was covered AND more!'
'Inspring - makes you want to go and do more!'
'An absolutely amazing course...'