I AM NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR CLASSES FROM SEPT 2021
As it is not possible to remain at a 2m distance throughout the class, I am currently only taking bookings from people who have had both their Covid 19 Vaccinations
(I have had both of mine)
All classes are held in my professional studio near to Wem, Shropshire. All classes are booked for a mutually convinent date and can be either 1-2-1 or yourself and a friend (2 students max).
Tea and Coffee are provided for all classes, and for full day classes a light lunch. I have a collection of glass books that you are welcome to browse while you are here and a selection of beads by other makers as well as some of my own work on display.
I run a short taster class, a longer 4 week introduction course, and I am also happy to offer one off or longer term classes focusing on learning specific skill and techniques or helping you to create a piece of glass art of your own design
Fusing Taster Session
An introduction to some of the different forms glass comes in and ways to work with it safely, making 3 projects -a trinket dish, pendant and coaster or wall hanging which will then be fired and ready for you to collect a few days after the class
2.5 hours £50
Introduction to Kiln worked glass
4 week course
A structured introduction to kiln working glass, covering the theory behind kiln work as well as practical skils, learning to cut glass and working with glass in different forms from sheet to powder
2 hours a week - £160 total, payable weekly £40 per week
I offer a range of classes to suit individual requirements from a 3 hour taster for those who have never touched glass to in depth technique based classes for experienced lampworkers wanting to hone their skills in a specific area.
If you are fascinated by glass and have always wanted to have a go, this is perfect for you, giving you a chance to try working with molten glass to form beads or small sculptural items in the flame, making a small collection of pieces to take home with you.
3 hrs - £70
In this class we will cover in depth health and safety and setting up a torch. You can try working on both a "hot head" torch and working on a duel fuel "Minor burner" the traditional options for beginners.
What the class covers will depend on the duration and your interests but will include some of the following-
Making a basic bead
Making different basic shapes
Applying dots and dot patterns
Making & applying stringer & twisties
Working with frit
Using presses to shape beads
Making small sculptural pieces
One day is £150, 2 days is £260
Intermediate & Advanced Classes
For the lampworker who has some experience and wants to further their skills this class is tailored to what you are interested in learning and may cover one or several of the following
Fine stringer work
Using enamels & pixie dust
Making and applying murrini
Working with transfers
Working off mandrel
Working with Lustres
Making mini vessels
Working with silver glass
Metal inclusions, leaf, foil, mesh, shim
Sandblasting and Etching
Grinding and Polishing
Design and finding your own style
One day is £150, 2 days is £260
If you would like to take a class but find full days difficult to take in or to fit into your schedule, I am now taking bookings for short courses, between 4 to 8 weeks duration from as little as 2 hours a week.
Perfect for those who like to go away and practise a technique and get feedback at the next session and those who like to see a progresion or work up to a collection of work covering a specific technique.
Available for all levels of experience.
Please contact me to discuss your requirements.