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An Investigation into Linear Symmetry with Ian Chadwick

In this three-day course participants will explore principles of advanced pattern forming in fused glass. Using pre-formed Bullseye glass stringer sheets, students will expand their knowledge and experience of kiln-forming and cold-working techniques to produce intricate patterns which utilise symmetry and geometry to create hypnotising mandala-like patterns. Participants will be guided through the creation of Bullseye glass stringer sheets which once fired will be deconstructed and reassembled. Participants will learn how the arrangement of tone and colour can enhance the optical properties of the pattern design and how to lay out the pattern using principles of four-fold and eight-fold symmetry. Students will utilise these concepts and techniques to create a glass tile of their own design.

Ian Chadwick has a background in sculpture and stained-glass window design, disciplines which he applies to his constantly evolving range of kiln-formed glass art. Glass as a medium is inspirational due to its abilities to transform light. The glass Ian produces is all created within a kiln. The kiln-forming technique of working glass involves constructing and deconstructing of glass elements to produce the end result. It is a deliberate, laborious technique where the glass is worked in its cold state and the end product is achieved by applying precision and patience.

Ian’s current range of work is deeply concerned with pattern building. Small pieces of coloured glass are arranged and melted in a kiln to produce a sheet of kaleidoscopic, coloured glass which is then formed to the desired shape. This work embodies Ian’s interest in the esoteric art of sacred geometry, commonly found in the rose windows of cathedrals and the mandalas of eastern religious lore.
Sonja Klingler with KT Yun
IMPORTANT! Due to the cooling down processes involved with all glassmaking it is not possible for students to take work home on the day it is made. Work needs to cool slowly in our kilns and may be collected at a later time by arrangement or carefully packaged and posted to you for £20 (Our cost, no more).
COURSE TUTOR: Ian Chadwick
COURSE LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced
Wed 14 - Fri 16 October 2020
Sat 17 - Mon 19 October 2020 - NEW DATE
COURSE TIMES: 10am - 4:30pm
Group and individual tuition
basic materials*
Use of facilities, tools and equipment
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Treat Yourself to Lunch!
A delicious buffet lunch is available at £10 per person per day. A typical lunch consists of a selection of sandwiches, pies, wraps, salads and a cake. All locally sourced and delivered from Farleigh Road Farm Shop. We offer vegetarian lunch options on request. Unfortunately we are unable to offer other dietary requirements or allergies at present.
To book a lunch there will be an option to add lunches to your cart before you checkout online and remember to adjust the quanitity if you would like lunch for more than one day.
If you have already booked your course and wish to add a lunch simply call us to arrange booking and payment on 01225 768888.
*extra materials available at cost
**This includes hot and cold beverages but not lunch. Please bring sandwiches or book a lunch as there are no restaurants or shops nearby.
If you have any queries about this or any other Glass Hub course then please give us a call on 01225 768888. If we are not available to take your call then please do leave a message and we will get bck to you as soon as we can.
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