prerequisite: Level 1 finished and you can cut a 44cm glass strip.
you get: A giant 33cm x 44cm fruit platter
duration: 3 hours
Make a Giant Fruit Platter – Level 2 – to amaze and delight your friends and family. You’ll need to have completed a Level 1 workshop first and feel comfortable making long cuts in our art glass.
The 3 hours of this advanced workshop gives you time to brush up on your cutting skills and make your own giant centrepiece. It’ll measure 33cms x 44cms and will look stunning on your dining table or sideboard.
Or maybe it will be a special gift for that important birthday or wedding? What could be more wonderful than giving a marvelous piece of your own hand-crafted glass art to be treasured forever?
Our aim is that you’ll build your base piece in our initial 3 hour session and then we’ll cold work your platter and slumped it into the “Jackson-Shaped” mold. You can do the cold working if you wish, but you need to be available at a time to suits.
Choose from the large selection of transparent and opaque colours, stringers, noodles, frit, part-sheets and rods that are in my studio at the time of your workshop! Note: please visit the studio before your workshop if you have a particular glass or colours that you want to use.
Of course, everything you need is included in the cost of this workshop including all of your glass, your firings, use of studio equipment including safety equipment, and the kiln paper you’ll need.
This class is only for 2 people at a time so you have room to move around the studio and to make your giant fruit platter with ease.
During the workshop I’ll take photographs of you for my website and for my social media, if you don’t want this to happen just let me know.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Please wear clothes that includes some kind of sleeve (not a tank top). Please wear closed toe shoes. (No thongs, no sandals that expose your toes.) You need to be able to stand securely on both feet and climb one flight of stairs to the workshop.
WHEN WILL MY GIANT PLATTER BE FINISHED?
Once the class is over and the clean up is done, all you need to do is wait for an email from me showing the progress of your masterpiece and I’ll let you know when it is all fused and ready to be picked up. This usually happens within 2 weeks of the workshop. By the way, your creations will be kept here at the studio for 3 months after the workshop, they’ll be donated to charity after that time.
WHAT DO I BRING?
If you’d like to bring alcoholic or other refreshments or nibbles to this workshop – that’ll be fine, assuming you are over 18 years of age.
For the moment only with people who are fully vaccinated can attend my classes. We adhere to the Covid19 rules of the day. If you have been unwell, stay away and we’ll reschedule your class at zero cost until you are well enough to come and have some fun!
My studio is a part of the Swan Street Artist Studio complex. We are on Level 1 of 550 Swan Street Richmond. Its a contemporary art space run by Professional Artists, you’ll love having your workshop in this unique first floor warehouse.
Car parks are surprisingly easy to find around our studios. We are on the intersection of Swan Street, and Bendigo Street, Richmond. You can often park right outside – fortunately we are at the quiet end of Swan Street. Remember there are Clearways in Swan Street, Richmond and the parking here is 2 hours so we’ll set our alarms and make sure we all move our cars at the 2 hour point.
According to Google, there’s a 6-minute walk from Burnley Railway Station to 550 Swan Street (its 450 metres away). Tram 70 stops a few metres from our front door.
If you’d like to organize a workshop with more friends here at Swan Street Studios, please feel free to get in touch, it’ll be easy and fun to arrange this with you. It’s a great way to catch up with family and friends.
If you don’t see a time and date that suits you here please email me and we will add a new date just for you.
You’ll love this workshop! jenie