Science Topic: Light
Participants: Year 3
Artist: Jackie Harrowsmith
Cummins Buddy: Richard Wilkins
Fused Glass is a fascinating material and its best friend happens to be light! When brought together, the effect of the fantastical colour palette of glass with light passing through and bouncing off the surface, is truly mesmerising! Our project will investigate the various properties of glass using frits, stringer, confetti and inclusions and also various fusing techniques to layer glass. We will explore the differing levels of transparency, translucency and opacity and investigate reflected and refracted light. We will also be delving into the scientific light colour wheel verses the art pigment colour wheel – exhausting!!
Our plan for the exhibition is also ambitious – we aim to create a fabulous fused glass chandelier!