Pâte de Verre

Discover this delicate glass-working technique with well known, Australian glass artist Estelle Dean.

Pâte de Verre is a Roman process of frit-casting. You will design and create moulds for two pieces and build them from layers of frit. Learn how to use the kiln to manipulate the frit, utilising its texture and fragility, while also ensuring that your pieces are going to be strong and durable.

Try your hand at making open-back plaster moulds and explore the possibilities and restrictions to think about when you design and create your frit-cast works. Look at different grades of frit grits and the importance of releasing agents. Create frit wafers which will be slumped. You will also look in detail at the firing programs for Pâte de Verre pieces.

Suitable for beginners.

Estelle will also be running this highly sort after class in the UK in May and August.


Enrolment Details

To ensure you gain the most from the course, numbers are limited. Places will be confirmed with a required $50 non-refundable deposit or the place may be given to the next in queue. The course must be paid in full 14 days prior to course commencement.

Sincere efforts are made to contact all students for a reminder however ultimately the responsibility for scheduling time to attend the class remains with the student. As per our terms and conditions deposits for unattended classes are non-refundable

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

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Course Dates for 2018:

Weekend Course: Saturday and Sunday, 17th and 18th of March – start times 9.30am


Costs: $300 including materials, kiln firing and hire of tools.

Terms and Condition for course enrolment:

To secure a position in a workshop we require a $50 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.