Ever fancied making yourself something fabulous in kiln formed glass? If so, I have a range of fun evening and weekend workshops waiting for you.
Special events can be catered for too. Birthday parties, a hen do or corporate event, or simply a get together with friends. We can plan your activities to create the perfect day. Workshops are limited to a maximum of 5 people so you get lots of help when you need it, but I do need a minimum of 3 to run the day. If you have ideas of what you would like to make please contact me beforehand so I can make sure you are on the right workshop.
On the day please wear full shoes/trainers and clothes that you don’t mind getting messy – just in case…. The workshops include all materials for the projects, firings, refreshments and a light lunch at the local pub on full days – I will send out menus before the day so we can pre-book. If you arrive a little before the start time you’ll have time to grab a cuppa before we get going. I work solely with colourful Bullseye glass produced in America which has a great range of tested compatible products to play with.
To book on any of the following, or to chat about your requirements, please contact me via the contact form, leave me a message on 01865 392183, text 07977460919 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk about making an event work for you.
Regular Thursday evening workshops £300.00 for 10 weeks 7.00pm – 9.30pm these run throughout the year, join in anytime.
These evening workshops are an opportunity for you to create whatever you wish. Whether you are a complete beginner or more experienced artist, the equipment in my studio is available for you to use and I will be on hand to guide you when needed. Firing and refreshments are included but not glass as the prices for this can vary enormously.
A maximum of 4 each evening.
Party Time Evenings (7.00 – 9.30) or half or full days (day and hours to suit) from £55.00 per person Great for a get together, whether it’s a birthday gathering, hen party, corporate day or just an excuse to spend time with good friends doing something new. Depending on what you chose, we can include a pub lunch, or a cake and a bottle of fizz – not too much though… we need to cut that glass remember!
Introduction to fused glass £135.00 10.00am – 4.00pm
Learn the art of fusing glass in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere – how to cut glass, work with inclusions and add colour using Glassline pens, sheet glass, stringers, frit, and more. This is a fabulous beginner’s course which will teach you the basic techniques used to produce beautiful glass. We will start the day with fun and easy projects and after lunch you can put all your new ideas into a final, larger piece.
Images and lettering in glass £185.00 10.00am – 4.00pm
Learn several ways of adding pictures and lettering to glass – decals, screen prints, powders, fibre paper and more. Bring along some photos or drawings that can be made into sepia decals or single colour screen print which you can take home with you. You will fire these permanently onto glass – you will each have a letter sized decal sheet to play with, so bring as many drawings and photos that will fit on the sheet. You will also be designing your own screen print too.
Casting in glass – lost wax method £295.00 10.00am – 4.00pm plus 10.00am – 1.00pm the fortnight later
Method 1. Bring along a small found object to cast in glass, a maximum size of 10cm x 10cm x 2cm. Learn how to make a negative silicone or Gelflex mould of your item, from this make a positive wax copy of the original, which you then pour plaster over to make a negative mould ready for the kiln. Steam out the wax, put in your glass and fire.
Method 2. Make an object out of clay, make a mould from this by pouring plaster over the clay. Once set, remove the clay and put in your glass and fire.
With any spare time we have we will cover freeze and fuse firings too. Then pop along on the second weekend (a fortnight later) to de-mould and cold work your pieces.
All materials and firing included, plus lunch on the 6th.
Can’t see what you want to try? Let’s have a chat to see what we can do.