Glass Platters - How to make contemporary kiln fired glass platters

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Course description

Learn how to make contemporary kiln fired glass platters 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.

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. Students will go home with at least two to three finished pieces and a wide array of new skills to take further if desired.

Students will be encouraged to cultivate their 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!

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
Learning outcomes

By the end of this Glass Art Course the 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
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 Sydneham train station. There’s plenty of onstreet 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.

Other Information

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Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • Sharon said: I had never done anything like this before. The tutor was so helpful, knowledgeable and incredibly talented which made the day super fun and i now have beautiful and usable pieces of art to show off to all.

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

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

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