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with Ruth Shelley
Glass Dropout vessel 'Towards Collioure' ' 17 x 18cmsby Ruth Shelley

Have you ever wanted to re-create the colours that inspire you into glass but not sure where to start or you might find yourself wanting a colour that is not available ‘off the shelf’?. As a student on the Colour Laboratory Dropout Course, you will learn how to understand the Bullseye colour palette, through demonstrations, practical hands-on experiments and discussion. Reviewing samples made on day 1, you will design and create a fused blank, proceeding to use heat and gravity to drop it through a ‘drop ring’ You can expect to learn how set up the kiln, understand how the glass stretches in the kiln and how to remove and coldwork the rim and well as have valuable information on best firings procedures.

Participants would need to have some previous experience of working with fused glass and come with 5 examples of their favourite colours that they would like to represent in glass.


Ruth Shelley is an award winning glass artist who has been working with coloured glass for over 25 years. She is known for the colourful patterned kiln formed glass vessels and has won the Glass Sellers Prize at the British Glass Biennale. She exhibits internationally and nationally. Her work can be seen regularly at London Glassblowing and Contemporary Applied Art as well as many other renowned galleries.

Although trained in Woven Textiles, Ruth’s love of colour took her to experiment with glass and it’s there that she has found her true passion. Taking her cue from her love of traveling, Ruth Shelley’s inspiration derives from her observation of colour, balance and tone of nature. Her gravity dropped vessels create an interplay of light, form and colour that is evocative of the natural world which surrounds us. Ruth is continually experimenting and pushing the limits of glass.
 Colour Glass Dropouts - Ruth Shelley Colour Glass Dropouts - Ruth Shelley
COURSE TUTOR: Ruth Shelley
COURSE LEVEL: Intermediate/advanced
(experience required - please contact us if you are unsure)
Thu 25 - Sun 28 April 2019
4 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.
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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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