Glass Pate de Verre Vessel
Karen Akester

  • Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Duration: 1 Day / 6 Hours
  • Day/s: Saturday
  • Course Fee: Full Price: £140 Concession: £126
  • Course Starts: 30/03/2019
  • Course Ends: 30/03/2019

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What does the course cover?

This course will offer an introduction to pate de verre; a fascinating – ancient glass making process whereby finely crushed glass is used to create colourful glassware.  Working with pre-prepared refractory moulds, you will carve/draw into the surface cavity to create your bas-relief design. Through the application of glass powders, frits and glue binders, thin layers of glass paste will be packed into the mould and fired in the kiln to create your own thin walled glass vessel.


Who will this course be great for?

  • Beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels of previous experience
  • People looking to learn about glass processes
  • People who enjoy or benefit from individual focussed attention from the tutor
  • All tools and materials included in course price

What level of experience do I need?

  • Open to all levels

Who teaches it?

  • Karen Akester
  • Studied glass making at Edinburgh College of Art and completed a Masters of Design in Glass in 2002
  • She has exhibited widely internationally and locally
  • Experienced workshop leader who has taught glass making workshops at Northlands Creative, Caithness; Bild-Werk, Frauenau in Bavaria Germany, Bezalel Academy Jerusalem and Edinburgh University-College of Art.