Merinda Young has worked as a glass maker / designer for over thirty years, focusing on stained and kiln-formed glass for architectural settings. She has travelled to study with some amazing glass artists from around the world and loves to pass on her skills and knowledge through teaching workshops and mentoring. When not making or thinking about glass, or chilling with other glassies, Merinda loves nothing better than quiet time with a book, a chat and a cuppa with friends or a walk on the beach with her dog, Holly.
Rose Hamilton is a multi-disciplinary artist with many years experience making art with found objects. Her experiments in kiln-formed glass capture the character of the Poatina village and natural surrounds and sell at the Poatina Tree Gallery. She has spent many years basketmaking, weaving and willow furniture-making, among other art forms and expressions.
Merinda Young and Rose Hamilton will take you on a creative journey using kiln-forming techniques (taking glass and heating it in a kiln). This elective is suitable for absolute beginners and those with some experience who’d like to learn new techniques.
You will learn to cut and shape glass and then fire it in a kiln to fuse different coloured glasses together. You can slump glass into and over various forms. You might use sand to create texture and designs in glass. Or you can draw or paint your artwork onto glass or create wearable glass art like earrings and brooches.
This Elective will be about exploring colour and design through the medium of glass in a friendly, supportive space.
FOR SAFETY, closed shoes must be worn and long hair must be tied back.
Additional Fee: $135
Max & min numbers apply, make sure you indicate a second choice of morning elective when registering in case your first choice is unavailable.
Due to the nature of this Elective, it is available to participants aged 15 and over