Glass on Glass Mosaics

Discover the enchanting effects of working with glass and be amazed by the colour, light and transparency when you create your very own glass-on-glass artwork.

Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and teaching experience, to guide you through designing and creating a glass-on-glass project. Her goal is for you to walk away with a complete work and an understanding of the entire glass-on-glass process from start to finish.

Your starting point will be an old window frame or similar base, such as a large old microwave plate, glass chopping board or any clear glass block. Across the week, you’ll learn how to transform these simple materials into stunning works of art.

She’ll keep it simple, helping you create to sketch a balanced, one-of-a-kind composition as a design for your work. You’ll use this as a guideline for your creation across the week. Chris will focus on teaching key techniques, including several unique cuts and tips and tricks that she uses every day.

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Course Info

Chris doesn’t teach from a pattern but instead will assist you with designing your project. Her approach is to encourage imperfections and avoid judgement throughout the creative process.

By the end of the class, you will be able to create artwork without self-doubt, giving you artistic freedom and confidence in your work.

Day One

Introduction, planning and design. Glass cutting demonstration and instruction.

Day Two

Working on individual designs, colour selection and cutting techniques.

Day Three

Continue working on individual projects, placement of design elements.

Day Four

Continue working on individual projects, specifically background.

Day Five

Finalising projects, grouting pieces and display of finished works.

No prior experience required

To be supplied by participant

A clear glass substrate/base to work on.

For example

  • An old window frame/window sash
  • A large microwave plate
  • A glass chopping board

If you are unsure, Chris can contact you to discuss further.

 

Provided by tutor

All tools for cutting and shaping glass will be provided for your use during the course. If you already own some glass tools, please bring them.

 

Cost

There is a cost of $180 per participant. This fee will be payable to the tutor on the first day of the Camp or before the Camp by direct deposit.

This cost includes

  • A generous glass starter pack valued at $150
  • Shared class costs of $30 to cover glues, grouts and numerous embellishments to enhance your project.

These include many fused glass items made by Chris for use in your artworks and to add special effects.

 


 

Additional glass and some tools will be available for purchase.

Chris Fahey
Course Tutor

Chris Fahey

Chris Fahey is a glass artist specialising in fused art glass, dichroic glass jewellery and mosaics.
Her works are inspired by the beauty of nature and the environment in which she lives. Chris enjoys extrapolating images into abstract artworks using colour and texture to express her feeling for an object or scene.

Chris has been working with glass as an artistic medium for the past 18 years and has continually developed her skills through extensive self-education and experimentation, attending workshops and assisting fellow professional glass artists.
The art of kiln-formed glass can be quite challenging. There is real science behind the process of getting large amounts of glass to perform the way you want them to.

Chris thoroughly enjoys this aspect of glass fusing and loves the challenge of melding her initial artistic inspirations, working with the raw materials and then calculating firing schedules to realise her objective – a unique work of art.
She has had several solo exhibitions and regularly exhibits her works at local galleries, and has also participated in many collaborative exhibitions. Chris’s works are held in private and public collections in Australia and overseas.