Glass Platters: Contemporary Kiln Fired

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Learn to use glass creatively with our glass art courses in Sydney.

In this dynamic workshop, you will be introduced to the world of contemporary kiln-fired glass. You will learn how to design and create your own stunning glass platters and decorative objects to give as gifts, to sell at the markets or to have as a centrepiece in your home. Discover your creative potential as you learn the skills required to produce quality glass art in a professional studio setting.

The internationally renowned artist will share her extensive skills and knowledge to have you producing your own designs in glass, you will be proud to display. You will go home with at least two to three finished pieces and a wide array of new skills to take further if desired.

you will be encouraged to cultivate your own ideas whilst learning a range of simple but effective techniques to ensure your creations are of the highest quality.

If you have dreamt of creating beautiful objects to adorn your environment then this is the course for you!


By the end of this glass art class, you will have:

  • a sound understanding of glass cutting and assemblage
  • the techniques and artistic methods require to create kiln-formed objects in glass
  • the general principles of kiln use and firing schedules
  • knowledge of correct safety procedures

Ideal for

This course is designed for complete beginners and students with some experience.

Course content

  • Glass cutting
  • Design principles for fusing
  • Construction and pattern making
  • Slumping principles
  • Mould preparation
  • Kiln firing schedules
  • Health and safety

Materials provided

  • All glass
  • All tools (glass cutters, pliers etc)
  • All moulds
  • All safety equipment (safety glasses, masks etc)
  • Artistic materials such as rulers, glass frits, glass glue etc

Please bring to class

  • covered shoes
  • old clothes and/or apron
  • hair ties if required
  • pens and pencils
  • notebook
  • packed lunch (fridge and microwave available – tea and coffee provided)

Students are encouraged to bring along their own ideas in the form of inspirational photos, magazine clippings, journal drawings and notes etc.


The class is held in Kates own studio – Studio 4, 4/2 Bolton Street, Sydenham, just across the road from the Sydenham train station. There’s plenty of on-street parking available.

Parking directions:
There is all-day street parking available outside the complex. There are two visitor parks inside the warehouse complex which are clearly marked as such and may be used on a ‘first served’ basis if available.
We ask that students kindly DO NOT park in any of the other parking spaces in the complex, including those outside No 4, as they are all in private use by other tenants.


Glass Platters: Contemporary Kiln Fired

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$249 Limited inc GST / $199.20 / $224.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: I loved that I could work at my own pace and that I had access to an extensive variety of materials to experiment with. There was plenty of time to get through what I wanted to and it was really amazing to have such an accomplished and knowledgeable artist leading the session and providing assistance as needed. Thank you, I loved it.

  • said: The ease with which we were able to make several really attractive pieces. Inspiring to do more.

  • said: Amazing experience. I can’t wait to see the results.

  • said: I really enjoyed my day at Kate's workshop. Lucky I came by train as parking was abysmal. Learning to work the glass and devising patterns was fun. It would have been nice to see the firing and slumping but this all takes time out of hours. Thanks Kate for your enthusiasm and for doing the firing and slumping for us, lots of work there.

  • said: I loved everything about it.

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