Exploring Colour and Texture in Casting

Tutor : Max Jacquard

April 24, 25 and 26 2020

bright relief with bottle caps twigs and char in plum colored crystal

Cast crystal relief taken from fire pit in oxfordshire

This three-day course looks at the relationship between the form and texture of an object and the ways it can be coloured using frit, powder, oxides and glass eggshells.

We will work with a variety of clear glass material including optical crystal and nonlead glass nuggets; You will make tests using found, self-made and collaged textures and creating forms using silicone moulds, clay, lost wax casting and open cast techniques. Students will learn how to mix their own colour through the exploration of mixing colour in self-made crucibles.

We will discuss the psychology of colour in glass and how it reacts to light. Students will immerse themselves in their own journey of discovery using the initial quick firings for experimentation and feedback. Results from the second firings will be posted on or can be collected after the course.

This workshop will suit relative beginners or those wishing to develop and further their own personal repertoire of techniques and glass qualities.

The cost for this course is £460.

Book before April 1 and receive an early bird price of £445!

Course includes

• 2 Firings

• Silicone


•Investment Plaster (Crystalcast)

• Coloured Frit

•5 Kilos Boro Crown Glass

• Tuition


Coffee and tea will be provided and lunch will be available to buy. Please note that the studio is on a farm without shops that are nearby.

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Exploring Colour and Texture in Casting

Tutor : Max Jacquard

April 24, 25, and 26 2020

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

There are 8 spots available on this course.

Max Jacquard studio is located in the Weald of Kent on the Greensand Way.

The Headcorn train station is a 1 hour train ride from London and the studio is a 10 minute drive from the station.

Max Jacquard Glass Studio

Greensand Barn, Church Farm

Ulcombe, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1DN

There is a selection of B&B’s, hotels and camping options. Some of which are within walking or cycling distance of the studio.

The Dog and Bear Lenham

Bramley Knowle Farm

Wilderness B&B

Tilmingate House

For questions contact

Max Jacquard Studio
+44 (0) 1622842003