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Artist Information : Jill Fordham
Category : Glass  
Preferred age groups : 8 to 18+  
Maximum group size : 25  
Workshop Proposals : Glass and Mosaics: Workshop 1: Make a stained glass window for a specific site working to a theme with a group of about 6 for 2 - 3 days. Suggested themes - my school, a memorable school trip, school emblem or my town. Days 1-2- exploring & developing a theme visually, exploring artistic techniques to apply to glass i.e. colour, composition, painting techniques, making a group design - colour & decorate, then choose glass.
Day 3 I precut glass or the group do simple glass cutting depending on ability, practice glass painting techniques, paint glass for panel working from cartoon.
Day 4 Assemble panel? Install panel?
Workshop 2: Glass mosaics for group of up to 25 lasting 1 - 2 days, all ages, to work on a group theme or individually. Day 1 - 2 looking at design, use of glass, colour, light, choosing what to make or planning how a group will work together on a piece. Glass Tessarae can be precut or not depending on groups abilities.
Individual pieces could be sun-catchers, a vase, lampshade, tile, or a group could produce a window panel.
Workshop 3: Fused Glass pendants or hanging pieces, 1 day workshop, all ages, using inclusions, coloured glass, frits, paints (take work to fire and return).  
Qualifications :
1991 BTEC Design Craft specializing in stained glass
1999 NVQ Level 3 assisting artform development sessions, Wysing Art Cambs.  
Exhibitions : 2006/07 Exhibited with Cambridge Open Studios
2005 Solo Exhibition at Art-D.co.uk Cambridge
2008 Solo exhibition at Williamsart, Cambridge
Private commissions, include Chilford Hall, Art-D.co.uk.  
Location Info : East Anglia & East Midlands  
Work Experience : 1991 Glass Studio Assistant - Ferry Land Glassworks
1993 Set up own studio - Hurdy Gurdy Glass Design
2000 to present: Stained Glass Tutor (City & Guilds) Cambridge Community Education - Tutor of short glass courses, fuses Leading, copper-foiling, painting at Wysing Arts, Whitehouse Arts, Rowan Foundation.
General Art & Craft tutor and workshop leader for special needs group including physically disabled. Elderly and Special Needs School  
For more information, or to check the availablity of Jill Fordham, please use the schools enquiry form