What: Paperweight & Tumbler Workshop with Eileen Gordon & Nadia Mercuri.
Learn how to manipulate molten glass into beautiful and original paperweights and tumblers during this workshop with one of Australia’s most prominent glass-blowers and glass artisans. This one-day workshop offers a fantastic opportunity to discover traditional Venetian techniques used in hot glass studios. With no experience necessary, the workshop is a perfect introduction into the world of glass blowing.
The course covers equipment, tools, OH&S and proper working procedures used in hot shops. Gathering, marvering and shaping of molten glass, and correct tool usage will be taught and demonstrated.
Colour-application techniques will also be introduced with participants choosing and applying their own colour combinations. All materials, tools and glass are provided.
Over the duration of the workshop participants will have the opportunity to complete 3 – 4 individual paperweights and a tumbler that will be available to take home once the overnight annealing process is complete.
When: Saturday 30th May & Advanced Sat 24th July
Cost $300. Deposit of $100 required. Time: 9.15 – 4.30
What to Bring: BYO lunch and 1 pair of long woollen/cotton socks to cut for arm sleeves. Everything else provided.