Kiln forming

Kiln forming is the process of shaping or fusing glass in a kiln using heat and gravity. Kiln forming can include glass fusingglass slumpingkiln casting and printmaking onto glass.

When glass is heated in a kiln, it becomes soft and almost honey-like. Gravity takes hold of the molten glass, the molten glass fills the space in which it’s contained and fuses with any other compatible glass. While cooling, the glass will resume its solid state in a new shape.

The origins of glass forming date back to around 2000 BC. The Egyptians and Romans were some of the most prolific glass formers.

Kiln forming – Create a platter or bowl

1 day workshop

Design and create your choice of platter or bowl while learning the basics of kiln formed glass.
No prior glass working experience required.

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20 Hours Immersion 

2.5 hour workshop once a week, over 8 weeks

This workshop was designed for those with some kiln forming experience wanting to gain the skills and confidence required to work independently using basic kiln forming processes. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own ideas.

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