Resumes glass classes
a one-on-one intensive course in fusing and slumping with renowned glass artist, Judith Bohm-Parr, formerly of Cairns and now living in Childers.
Leanne has been successful in several other media including printmaking and oils and won a major award at the recent National Ceramics Exhibition in January.
The glass fusing and slumping workshop attracts up to 10 people on a Sunday and a wide range of locals and visitors attend.
“I’ve come back this year to make some glass plates and plaques featuring iconic tropical butterflies and cassowaries,” said Cherryl Wells, who is originally from Sydney and is house-sitting in Mossman.
“Last year I made many pieces of jewellery such as pendants and brooches,” she said, “and my teenage granddaughter really loves it.”
“We also made lots of Christmas decorations including Christmas tree ornaments and themed plates.”
Pip Fagg from Oak Beach said she made a wall plaque last year and gave it away as a gift. “I really want to make another one to display in my home,” Pip said.
DAB has installed a glass fusing kiln which fires the works at 780 C.
Techniques taught during the workshops include glass cutting, construction and properties of glass. Various glass types used have different properties and require specific treatment.
“You really don’t have to have any creative talent,” Leanne Emmitt said, “as many of the items can be decorated as abstract, using lots of colours and shapes.”
The workshops cater for beginners to advanced and interested people can book by phoning DAB.
“People come from all over the district,” Mandy Ryan, DAB committee member said, “and because you can join in anytime during the year, we have locals as well as visitors coming along.”
DAB’s studio and gallery are open six days a week, 10am to 2pm. Bookings for the Glass Fusing and Slumping Workshops can be made by phoning 4098 3337.