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Open Studio Guided Development - Cast Glass

Open Studio Guided Development - Cast Glass

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  • Wed 1 Jun, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Wed 8 Jun, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Thu 9 Jun, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 10 Jun, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Sat 11 Jun, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Sun 12 Jun, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Mon 13 Jun, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Tue 14 Jun, 10:00am – 12:00pm
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800 Degrees Glass, Campbell Road, Greenlane



Exciting New Opportunity
Open Studio – Guided Development
Open to anyone with or without experience beginners, intermediates or advanced makers.

The best thing about open studio is that instead of doing an intensive workshop – this will give you the time to think, to develop your work without the time pressure like regular workshops.
Be prepared for some great learning experiences, and the opportunity to find your own voice in cast glass.

Your investment
Fee: $500 per person - for 16 hours of guided development – 8 x 2hr sessions
There will be additional costs and conditions for additional sessions, materials used and production requirements such as kiln firing.
Specific costs and conditions listed below

Dates and Times:
Tuesday: 10am - 12 noon
7pm - 9pm
Wednesday:10am - 12 noon
7 pm - 9pm
Sessions start week beginning: 1 June 2022

Registration Details or phone 0274862688

Open Studio? Guided Development? What does this all mean?
Open studio
800 Degrees Glass is opening up its fully equipped studio for your use under Susan K Louie’s guidance. This initiative is part of Susan’s objective of bringing glass awareness to the region of Tamaki Makaurau and its surrounding isthmus; weekend workshops are already in place.

Guided Development
You will be guided through making wax models or clay models (your choice) after being taught how to use wax and clay to make forms, sculptures, 2D or 3D. There will be a limit of Two people per two hour workshop.However, you can register and book in your times according to the date and times the workshops will be in session.

Normally, the instruction and demonstrations take around about one hour and, from then, course participants will start and continue to make their work, change it, work on it over the next eight sessions until it is resolved through one on one guidance. You may be working with others in the studio, but Susan will always be there to assist you to develop your creativity and help you with your intentions. The open studio will include the use of wax for modelling (please note that the wax remains the property of 800 Degrees Glass).

In the following weeks, or sessions, you will continue to develop your work or idea and resolve any technical issues which may come up and we will resolve those together with technical advice and considerations when casting with lead crystal.
Once you have completed your model in wax particularly, you will then have the option of casting this in glass.You will learn how to invest your model and steam it out and fill with glass and fire.

Additional Costs and Conditions
1)Base fee of $500 is payable upon registration and can be paid 50% before commencement and the balance paid after the first session you attend. Direct credit via internet banking is preferred but cash is also accepted. A receipt will be provided to you upon payment.

2) Glass extra cost and other materials at own cost
3) Wax provided but remains the property of 800 Degrees Glass

Please email for the programme full information.

You choose the morning or evening suitable for you but we are limited to two people in the workshop per two hour session.

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