Enjoy a glass fusing class with artist Joyce Pruysers-Emmink of Ivy Cottage Fusion Arts. Joyce has been working with glass for almost four decades, most notably 10 years as one of the original stained glass artists on the Haliburton County Studio Tour. After taking a break from the Tour to pursue her career as an educator, Joyce has come full circle and returned to the Haliburton Studio Tour along with her husband Peter, as glass fusing artists.
Your day will begin with a lesson in glass cutting while making 2 unique clasps to adorn a light to medium weight scarf, so bring your favourite scarves to match!
Next you will be introduced to the use of embellishment techniques using frit, noodles, and stringers while creating several one of a kind pendants. Complete your jewelry making with matching button earrings.
After lunch you will continue on to create a beautiful 'coral' bowl, a truly unique art piece. Finally, you will make a 4x6 framed tile, applying the embellishment techniques and skills acquired.
Note: No glass experience required. Your pieces will require approximately 2 weeks for firing and finishing.
Includes 6 hours of instruction and creation, and you can make the following pieces: 2 clasps, 4 pendants, a pair of button earrings, a bowl, and a tile.
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