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27/11/2021  |  Perth Art Glass Newsletter
Happy Mother's Day

We wish all our glass art mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day. We appreciate all the strong, loving, inspiring mums in our community.
A special Happy Mother’s Day to Eva, the Perth Art Glass matriarch, who tirelessly works behind the scenes to keep the show running. We are continually grateful for your endless love, compassion, and support.
From Alec
Courses

This month we have seen some incredible pieces created in copper foil and mosaics. In May we are changing pace and focusing on fusing and slumping. There are still tickets left to the following courses.

 
Glass Fusing and Slumping
9am-4pm, 15 May
This sought after course is designed to introduce the basic principles of glass firing and offering an opportunity to be instructed by Ian.

Students will be educated on essential techniques including a large variety of functional information; such as the best products to obtain professional results and scientific principles in glass fusing. You will be taught the intricacies of firing schedules so that you can confidently execute your own works of art. Ian Dixon’s experience with Art Glass will provide students with a well-informed initiation into the exciting world of Glass Fusing!  This class will suit the complete beginner as well as an opportunity to learn more for the novice glass worker.

Woven Textile Designs
Saturdays, 5 June & 12 June
Join us to create beautiful woven textile designs in glass.  This very effective technique is taught over a two day course which will cover design, colour selection, cutting and layout. Your design will then be slumped so that you have two stunning, finished pieces to take home.  The only skills requirement is that you can confidently cut glass, Ian will guide you through the rest.

The course will run over two Saturdays –

Day one (9.30am – approx 12.30pm) will cover colour selection, lay up of glass and first firing.

Day two (9.30am – approx 3.30pm) will cover strip cutting, lay up of pattern possibilities and second firing.
Back in Stock!

 

We are very excited to announce that The Grinder is back.

After selling out at the beginning of the year we have managed to secure more for our Perth Art Glass artists. If you have pre purchase your grinder, expect a phone call this week.

 
Quick Bit Combo NEW!
The Quick Fit Bit Combo is a shock absorbing bit with a quick change grit. Grits can be purchased in different varieties are easily changed by the user.
The 100 series is for Glastar, Kristall, Inland and the 200 series fits THE GRINDER, Glastar G-8, Diamond Tech, Burk and other European style grinders.
GlasTac
Glastac is a thin glue used to lightly tack glass pieces in position before firing. Slow drying allows for repositioning of glass as you work.  It is also handy to hold powder and frit in place.
Availablee now in glue or gel.
Biron Nitrate Spray
The premier boron nitride mould release made especially for the fusing glass enthusiast and professional. Each masterpiece can be easily removed from any mould cleanly without any post-fire work needed.

YouTube Star!

A comprehensive guide to cutting glass for stained glass, leadlight, glass fusing and slumping and mosaics. This playlist begins with an overview of the tools used in glass cutting, a demonstration of the tools and ends in a project you can practice at home. This is a great introduction to the glass arts by an experienced glass artist.

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In The News!

"A stunning series of feature windows designed by O'Connor-base stained glass extraordinaire Ian Dixon will take pride of place at a state-of-the-art residential care facility being built in Dunsborough."
Read the rest in this news article from the Fremantle Gazette.

 
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