I work mainly in kiln formed Glass. After studying Architectural Glasswork at the City of Glasgow college and having my second child, I set up Cressa’s GlassWorks in 2006. I'm based at the Briggait WASP studios in Glasgow, where I produces decorative contemporary craft for the home. I make a range of distinctive designs including, tableware,lighting and a collection of work 'Glass Meadow' as well as one-off commission pieces. My work is inspired by a deep love for flowers, colour and contrast. A childhood in rural Southern Ireland, London, India and times spent in my grandmother's garden have given me a lifelong passion for colour and flowers in their many forms. Fresh, vibrant and colourful, my pieces draw on this love of botanical forms, and also give a playful interpretation of the stylised retro designs of the 1950s. Working mainly with kiln-formed bullseye, opaque and transparent glass, I use the techniques of fusing, slumping, draping and sandblasting the glass to create the bold outlines and contrasting colours that define my style. I uses a combination of strong colour and fine detail to create functional yet strikingly beautiful pieces. It is important to me that my work imparts the sense of playfulness and joy with which it is made.
gLASS FUSING WORKSHOP
Saturday 30th April - Sunday 1st March 2022.
Time and Place
Duration 2 Day's - 10.30am to 4.00pm each day - Total 11 hours, with a hour lunch break.
Studio 006 , WASP Studios, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow, G1 5HZ .
FOUNDATION LEVEL No experience in glass cutting and fusing is required.
Avoid costly mistakes by learning all the tricks and tips in this thorough and informative foundation course.
With a 'hands on' focus, Each student will work with Bullseye Glass (CoE90). but will have an over view on different glass you can use.
You will finish this two day class with a range of excellent glass samples, Jewelery as well as a set of coasters or one finished piece showcasing the techniques learnt.
The aim will be to give you the confidence to produce reliable results in the kiln and bring home some great glass works of your own making.
Over the two day course we will cover the following:
Confidence with glass cutting
Health and safety in the studio
what is compatible glass
Glass and heat - what happens in the kiln
Trouble-shooting with examples of things to avoid
All materials are included and all necessary tools are provided
I teach using bullseye Glass (CoE90
COST £200: This covers all materials, teachings and firings. Tea and coffee will also be provided.
What to Prepare: Please wear comfy clothes and closed toed shoes. Please bring a pad and pen for taking notes.