It’s crystal clear that you won’t “glaze over” in these glass fusion workshops!
When moving to Tournon d’Agenais in Lot et Garonne recently, Teresa Reay realised that her art form could provide a new, creative and interesting past-time. As a result she has joined the many businesses offering creative workshops but hers is a little different, it concentrates on the fascinating world of glass fusion.
Teresa tells us “Experimenting with glass is fuelled by your own imagination and is not only fun but it gives you a beautiful end product to cherish for years to come.”
At one of the first glass fusion workshops, for example, attendees can turn mosaics or pre-cut shapes and glass into a truly unique coaster, something that can be co-ordinated with a home’s interior and is obviously very useful too! The more experienced might like to try making their own abstract art or even web bowls. With light dancing off the many facets of fused glass, these bowls involve hand cutting each piece of glass and then laying each strand to form a web.
Trained in art and qualified as a teacher, Teresa’s passion with glass is enabling her to push back the limits and play with both colour and design to produce wall pieces, pictures, bowls, dishes, lamps and even 3D sculptures.
She concludes, “Glass fusion and the final glass firing are almost as exciting as seeing the reactions when the finished pieces are collected. It’s incredibly satisfying.”
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First published in the October and November 2020 issue of The Local Buzz
Images: Teresa Reay