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Glass Courses at the Glass Hub
Hot and Cold Glass Masterclass
Louis Thompson and Anthony Scala Glass Works

Louis Thompson & Anthony Scala will be running this rare masterclass together, uniting their expertise in this unique and amazing opportunity for students of all levels. They will be bringing their expert approaches to working with glass, Louis in 'hot' glass and Anthony in 'cold', to explore how we can innovatively combine these two very different disciplines to create exciting and unique objects in glass. Participants will work across the studios at the Glass Hub, gravitating to particular areas as individual investigations and discoveries evolve. 

Explore cutting, carving, polishing, assembly and glueing in the cold-shop, while in the hot-shop explore component making, hot construction and team blown and solid sculpted objects. All of the work in the studios will be supported by drawing, model making, presentations and group discussion. The class promises to be challenging and innovative in its approach, in how we develop and realise ideas through the skills, knowledge and facilities that we have available to us. We hope this class will attract a wide range of artists in order to realise new ideas outside of your usual creative practice/specialism.


Accomplished glass artist Louis Thompson explores illusion and perception of glass. He is fascinated by the haptic experience in art and sculpture. He works with molten glass, sometimes sabotaging the material: twisting, creasing, buckling and collapsing the glass. The works have underlying themes of the human body; sensuous, tactile, echoing folds, curves and creases. With simplicity and purity of materials, he plays with the viewers’ perception of what is real and not real.

Louis graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Ceramics and Glass in 2011. With a professional career spanning over 25 years, his has taught in the UK and abroad. He has exhibited extensively in the UK, Europe, USA and Japan. In 2012 Louis received two prestigious awards in the UK: British Glass Biennale Winner and the Jerwood Foundation Makers Commission.

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Initially trained as an architectural model maker, Anthony's work shares a synergy with those aesthetics so prevalent in present day architecture.In 1999, Anthony became the protege of eminent glass artist Peter Layton. Under his guidance, Anthony became a competent glass blower in his own right. However, it was glass cold working for which he showed a real aptitude. In 2005 at the age of 27, Anthony won the prestigious 'Glass Sellers Award' (other recipients include Alison Kinnard, Colin Reid, Richard Jackson, and Bob Crooks) making him the youngest ever recipient of the Glass Sellers main prize.

Over the years, Anthony's portfolio of projects has consistently demonstrated meticulous attention to detail, as well as a unique lateral approach. Anthony has come to be regarded as one of the leading UK practitioners in this specialist field through his use of precise, and innovative techniques. The culmination being elegant creations which both impact and merge with their surroundings.

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COURSE TUTOR: Louis Thompson and Anthony Scala
Both professionals and beginners with vision will be comfortable on this course 
Mon 9 - Fri 13 September 2019
5 days (10am - 4.30pm)
Group and individual tuition
basic materials*
Use of facilities, tools and equipment


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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.
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 are printing the booking form please add the number of lunches required and adjust the value of your payment accordingly.
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.
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