Oxfordshire Artweeks May 2022

We are please to announce we are open again for the Oxfordshire Artweeks 2022. Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 May, 11.00am – 6.00pm Back in 2018 we sked each visitor to add a flower to a meadow panel. Each made using frit, stringers and glue – in some cases a lorra lorra glue! This year we are making tiles to add to a larger panel. Pop along and add your detail to 2022 installation.

This year we are joined by the very talented ceramicist Veronica Dudley. Her work ranges from glazed electric kiln fired pieces to beautifully smoked sculptures.

We have parking in the drive for 5 vehicles, with extra parking on Mill Road and North Street

Wednesday Evenings – Create Your Own Art

Starting Wednesday 26 January 2022 –  No fixed start and end dates so join in anytime                 6.30pm to 9.00pm  –  £360.00 for 10 weeks plus materials

Trial evening £65.00.

Are you ready to start making what you want to make in your own time, no pressures?  Regular Wednesday evening workshops running 6.30pm – 9.00pm could be perfect for you. You may be a complete beginner wanting a to give a go or have experience and are looking for a space to use.  Either way you will be welcome, and I will be here to help whenever you need me.  To give an idea – you could make an item in an evening or carry the work onto the following visit/s and re-fire the same piece or fuse pre-fired pieces together. It’s an opportunity for you to experiment.

The studio is well stocked and the kilns ready for firing. Along with all usual studio tools we have a small sandblast cabinet, pillar drills and a wet saw.  If you find you need any glass we haven’t got in stock, you can order it in or bring it with you.  Hopefully, it will be here for your next visit.

10-week blocks are available for £360.00 and if you can’t make it here one week, we will carry it forward so you don’t miss out.  This cost covers the use of the studio, use of stocked equipment and a basic firing – longer firings such as for casting, using the whole of the larger kiln space or a second firing within a week will be an added charge.  You will also need to buy your glass on top of this fee.  I suggest putting £50/£100 into a kitty and keep a tally of how much you use, then topping up again as you run out. Just so you know I use solely Bullseye glass and you can’t mix it with another type.  Well, not if you want to keep your art in one piece…  You can buy it through me or from several stockists around the UK.

These are fun, relaxed evenings to take away the stresses of your daily work and be creative around like-minded people.  Teas, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits are always available.

There are so many ways to work with glass, step this way to find out more…

Pip & Karen x

It’s Been Lovely

Its been so inspiring to see so many people over the last week, you have given us our mojo back. We have really loved being able to open up the new studio and talk about art work and the path it is leading down. Catching up with both old friends and clients and meeting new faces travelling from near and afar has been a faith restorer – so good to know you all still need that arty fix and visiting art studios is the perfect prescription.

Its exciting to know so many of our pieces are going to their new homes where we are sure they will bring joy for many years to come. Even the ones that were not on display hidden in a box of treasure samples!

Thank you for ignoring the weather, visiting, chatting, inspiring and supporting us here at Feathered Glass and other small businesses through Artweeks. And another thank you for all your commissions – they’ll keep us out of mischief for the next month or two! You have made our hearts sing again. It means so much to us all especially when we have been through such unusual times – a whole year without having you here to talk glass, it’s not been good….. Now, things are looking brighter and we’re looking forward to to seeing where our creativity leads us next.

Pip & Karen xx