Creative Glass Masterclass with Monette Larsen

This course seeks to broaden the range and enhance the palette of techniques of the kilnforming glassmaker and to encourage the development of a strong personal style.

With a workshop approach you will be encouraged to pursue your own ideas in kilnformed glass with tutor guidance. Research into other areas of art and design is strongly encouraged for inspiration and to develop a greater understanding of the work in its contemporary and historical context.

Course Content

Structured as a workshop to allow you to explore new ways of thinking and working with tutor guidance. You are encouraged to explore now techniques and ideas could become integrated into your individual practice. A range of techniques will be demonstrated and could include core casting, slumping, fusing, pate de verre and cold working methods such as engraving, sandblasting, cutting, grinding and polishing and assembly techniques such as UV bonding.

Course Outcomes:

• You will work on honing your skills learnt on previous courses
• You will discuss your aims with your tutor and come up with some achievable personal targets for the course.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Some previous experience in kilnformed glass is essential.

First Class Requirements

It would be helpful to bring a sketch book, technical notebook, pens and pencils, apron or overalls, personal modelling tools such as, spatulas, wax modelling tools, bench scraper, craft knife, metal or rubber “kidney”, glass cutter, dust mask or you can buy a mask and basic tools from the college.

Your personal tool kit will depend very much on the type of work you develop and you will evolve your own unique set of tools as you progress on the course.

Assessment Methods

The course is non-certificated so there are no formal units or assessments. However you will be expected to present your work and research for evaluation and critical discussion both with your tutors and peers.

Further Study Options

This course may serve as an opportunity to develop practical work in conjunction with concept and ideas development that would be good preparation for further advanced study at post-graduate level. It may be also be seen as a valuable opportunity to gain more tutored studio time as an add-on to existing study or an ongoing studio practice.

Additional Information

We strongly recommend that learners wear non slip, closed footwear and protective aprons (and gloves if appropriate) to ensure that any risk from materials used in the class is minimised.

You will be required to pay for materials that you use from the college and for your firing. Details will be given out at the first class and prices will be dependent on materials used and size of work. You may also bring in your own glass, clay or wax etc should you wish to, however there is no storage on site for materials unless they are purchased from the college.

If you require further course information or advice and guidance that is not answered in this outline please email

If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees and finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email or drop in to our main reception area.

This course has been identified to run with fewer numbers due to either the student demand for the course and subject area or the need for increased one to one tuition. This course will be able to run with only 6 learners and will have a maximum of 10 in the class.


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.