Glassworking, Jewellery & 3D Design

If you’ve always wanted to work with a range of materials including glass, precious metals and ceramics to design and create original jewellery, fused glass artworks and three-dimensional objects then this is the course for you.

Glassworking, Jewellery & 3D Design

Year 9

Students will develop a unique skill set working with handmade glass, learning fusing, slumping and glass bead making (lampworking) processes. They will also work with base and precious metals to construct objects from their own original designs using cutting, forming, casting, soldering, enameling, sandblasting, engraving and polishing processes with professional equipment in a custom built studio. Students are taught to work safely and sustainably in a studio environment.

Glassworking, Jewellery and 3D Design is a subject suited to both male and female students as each project retains sufficient flexibility in design to cater to the interests of all participants.

Examples of projects undertaken by the students may include:

  • Chain bracelets
  • Rings
  • Bangles
  • Fused glass objects and bowls
  • Glass bead making (lampworking)
  • Enameling

TIDE Enterprise:  All students completing this course through the Technology, industry, Design and Enterprise learning area (TIDE) will be engaged in an exciting, not for profit initiative, creating fused glass artworks and other hand crafted objects for the Prendiville Gallery and wider community. The students will source materials, consult with clients, work on designs for packaging and presentation and collaborate with younger students engaged in TIDE courses.

Pathway: This course leads to Year 10 Glassworking, Jewellery and 3D Design

Prerequisites: Nil