Make vitrigraph (hot glass) stringers

Use a vitrigraph kiln to make your own stringers

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Using a modified vitrigraph kiln, which allows molten glass to be pulled from the base of the kiln, participants will get to explore molten glass, as well as frit making, and bending stringers using a candle. These skills will be used to make detail elements to create a glass platter and set of coasters. All participants will be able to pull their own stringers and pre-made pulled stringers will be available for use in projects.

This class is run in Studio 1, Leadlight By Ettore. Leadlight By Ettore is a multi-generational family glass arts business who specialize in leadlight windows, fused and slumped glass, and mosaics. The studio teaches terms and ad hoc glass arts classes as well as completing new commissions and repairs.

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What you will learn
  • Learn how to work molten glass into vitrigraph stringers
  • Add to your knowledge of fusing using stringers, frits and handworked stringers
  • Practice making your own stringers
What you will get
  • Make a square platter (250mm x 250mm)
  • Make a set of 4 coasters

What to bring
  • Just bring your self - tea and coffee is available in the kitchen facilities within the precinct – no food is allowed in the glass studio.
What to wear

All participants must wear closed toed shoes, and long hair must be tied back. Long sleeves made of natural fibres are recommended. Loose flowing clothing is not recommended in the studio and participants are reminded that while aprons are provided it is recommend to wear clothing they do not mind getting dirty.

Appropriate for

Class is suitable for ages 18+. No experince needed.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of session booking within 7 days of the workshop start date will forfeit the full workshop fee. If cancelled by the participant between 7 - 21 days before the workshop a 50% deposit will not be refunded. At management discretion participants may be transferred to another workshop or session.

If a workshop is cancelled by The Old Auction House due to insufficient enrollments, participants will be given the choice between a full refund or can transfer to a replacement workshop. Notification of cancellation of workshops will be at least 2 days before the workshop starts.

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Terms & Conditions

Please ensure that all dress code guidelines and age restrictions are carefully followed as management will not allow incorrectly attired participants to have access to the studio spaces at The Old Auction House which may result in any fees being forfeited. Please note that even when visiting the studios these dress codes will still apply.

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21 June 2019 • Make vitrigraph (hot glass) stringers

Really enjoyed this workshop. The people are lovely, very supportive and knowledgeable. Beautiful studio.