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 a get together with friends. We can plan your activities to create the perfect day. Workshops are limited to a maximum of 6 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. The beginners’ class only makes flat pieces so if you want to make a bowl by slumping or draping you’ll need a different day, etc. 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 – I will send out menus before the day of the workshop so you can chose beforehand. If you arrive a little before 10.00am you’ll have time to grab a cuppa before we start. I work solely with colourful Bullseye glass produced in America which has a great range of tested compatible products to play with.
Courses planned so far are below – if you don’t see what you are after please get in touch as there are others in the pipeline and we’ll see if we can interest a few others to join you!
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 or email me email@example.com and we can talk about making an event work for you with ideas and costing.
Tuesday Evening Workshops £45.00 6.30pm – 9.00pm Themed evenings were all materials are included for a set project. This project will change each month. February: Hearts March: Flowers April: Rabbits and Hares Check the events on the front page.
Regular Wednesday evening workshops £250.00 for 10 weeks 6.30pm – 9.00pm
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 5 each evening.
Party Time Evening (6.30 – 9.00) or half day (day and hours to suit) from £45.00 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 when 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 £165.00 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 £245.00 10.00am – 4.00pm plus 4 hours the following weekend Bring along small found objects to cast in glass, a maximum size of 10cm x 10cm x 2cm. Learn how to make a negative 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. Then pop along on the second weekend to de-mould and cold work your pieces.
In the pipeline: Pate de verre; Reactions with glass; Jewellery; Vessels. Can’t see what you want to try? Let’s have a chat to see what we can do.