800 Degrees Glass, S K Louie, Sculptor, Cast Glass

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800 Degrees Glass, S K Louie, Sculptor, Cast Glass
800 Degrees Glass, S K Louie, Sculptor, Cast Glass800 Degrees Glass, S K Louie, Sculptor, Cast Glass800 Degrees Glass, S K Louie, Sculptor, Cast Glass

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Glass… seductive, fragile, hard, luminous, reflective.

Come and learn a new art form in a beautiful rural setting beside Lake Whatihua on the Sunset Coast.


DUE TO popular demand a workshop has been arranged and scheduled for early November. 2.5 days to learn the art of lost wax casting in the studio of 800 Degrees Glass.

Here, students will learn how to work with wax or clay for open forms, wax for 3D forms and how to use master moulds for creating similar objects imbued with different nuances for each person.

Students will create one piece of work, which will be fired and return the following week to divest their casts and learn some very basic cold working techniques and instructions.

The workshops are considerably hands on and fun.

Give it a go.


800 Degrees will be launching a new workshop, where working with textures using clay and the imbedding of objects to create textures for a small open cast form. The workshop will be launched in late 2017 and the first workshop will be held in January 2018. The fees associated with this 1.5 day workshop is $200 per person and includes up to 1kg of gaffer lead crystal glass, materials and firing. Spaces are limited to only 6 people so if interested, please email Susan for registrations to secure your place. A 50% deposit is required to secure your place on this first ever workshop to be launched soon!

You will learn how to create textures using found objects, e.g. leaves, buttons, shells etc, or what you may have lying around in your home… You will work on a two dimension plane using clay.

The workshop will be for one day and the following week, students return to divest their work and explained about any cold working processes and commence the cold working process.

NEW FOR 2018

800 Degrees Glass is delighted to announce a further two adult workshops in early 2018 and one children’s cast glass workshop at a half price. The adult workshops will be $140.00 per person and includes materials for making your casts. BYO gloves, apron and any tools you have.

The children’s workshop will be $50.00 per child and there are limited spaces to 8 in each of the workshops. Workshops of this nature get registered onto quickly so don’t be disappointed and register your interest early.

The dates are not yet schedule for any of the 2018 workshops yet but will be advertised on social media/ Facebook and on Eventfinder in the coming weeks.

Also launching in 2018 is a tile making workshop, using clay for texture making.

Please contact Susan for more information about any of these workshops.

Previous workshops of this nature have been really popular with course participants coming from all walks of life, and artistic and non artist genres.

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542 Karioitahi Road, RD 3, Waiuku
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