Lee Howes – Glass Casting

Perth Art Glass has the pleasure of presenting guest artist Lee Howes. Lee will be conducting a 4 day masterclass titled “Glass Casting”.

During this 4 day workshop Lee will unlock the mysteries of casting, showing how sculptures can be created from glass using traditional casting techniques. Lee will also explore new methods and techniques to bring cast glass to life.

Participants will learn about open face casting and use of refractory materials. They will make clay and wax models to cast and learn how to determine glass volumes. Mould making and cold working will also be covered.

By Lee sharing these skills the participant will be armed with the knowledge to make the choice that best suits them. Lee is a highly experienced Glass Artist beginning her adventure with glass in the early 90s. Winner of the 2011 Vicki Torr Memorial Prize and a 2014 finalist in the Ranamok Glass Prize, one of her most recognizable recent commissions was for the 2015 Australian of the Year awards. Lee’s design was chosen from hundreds of applicants for its “stunning representation of the essence of Australia”.

Lee’s versatility and experimentation is what sets her apart from other glass artists. She is an accomplished caster and fuser, and has mastered the skills of printing and painting on glass using various techniques. Perth Art Glass is thrilled that Lee is prepared to present her only masterclass in Western Australia with us, giving our local Glass Artists the opportunity to share in her vast experience and knowledge.

The participants of this workshop will gain invaluable practical experience to considerably enhance their skills and inspire them to forge ahead into new territory.

Enrolment Details

To ensure you gain the most from the course, numbers are limited. Places will be confirmed with a required non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total class cost ($1100) or the place may be given to the next in queue. The course must be paid in full 14 days prior to course commencement. We will phone to confirm your position and organise payment.

To enrol please Contact Us, deposits can be taken over the phone or in store.

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Course Dates for 2018:

4 Day course – Thursday 23rd of August to Sunday 26th of August

9.30am to approximately 4pm each day.

Workshop Outline
Day 1 –

Introduction to casting and it’s various forms. (Presentation), Open face casting using clay model (Project 1), Measuring glass volumes,  Firing schedules for casting

Day 2 –

What’s the best method? (presentation), Lost wax casting (Project 2), Permanent Moulds.

Day 3 –

Demoulding and cold working, Reverse cast paperweight (Project 3), Building box moulds

Day 4 –

Thinking through the process! (presentation)

Let make that object in glass – (project 4 )

  • make a permanent mould
  • fill with wax
  • cast the wax
  • steam out
  • measure out glass
  • fire

Cold work other pieces, Wrap Up.

Costs: $1100 including materials, kiln firing and hire of tools.

Students can bring their own tools if preferred.

Terms and Condition for course enrolment:

To secure a position in a workshop we require a deposit. Until the deposit is received your position may be forfeited. The deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.

All workshops have a minimum enrolment required for the workshop to run. If Perth Art Glass reschedules or cancels a workshop the deposit remains valid for a rescheduled date or will be refunded if preferred by the student.