I AM NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FROM MAY 2024
GIFT VOUCHERS FOR EXPERIENCES ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN MY FOLKSY SHOP
Bookings are available for weekday daytimes. All classes are held in my professional studio near to Wem, Shropshire. All classes are booked for a mutually convenient date and are available as either 1-2-1 or for an additional cost, for yourself and a friend (2 students max).
Please note that some classes may involve an amount of time spent on your feet and while the access to the studio has no steps, toilet facilities are upstairs. Lampwork classes involve working with glass at a high temperature and requires a degree of manual dexterity
If you are unsure what sort of class you are looking for, or unsure if it is suitable for someone you wish to purchase it for as a gift, please contact me before buying.
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.
Kiln Formed Glass
I run a short fused glass taster experience which makes a great gift, and a longer 4 week introduction to kiln formed glass course for people who are looking at setting up their own kiln space and would like some more in-depth and technical info while making some sample pieces
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 - please contact me to discuss this
Fused Glass Taster Experience
For 1 Person
An introduction to fusing glass, you will learn to cut sheet glass and then design and make a project from a choice of simple options. Your project will then be fired and ready for you to collect a few days after the class
approximately 2 - 2.5 hours
Introduction to Kiln worked glass
4 week course
A 1-2-1 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 - £180 total, or payable weekly £45 per week
I offer a range of classes to suit individual requirements from a 3 hour taster experience 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.
PLEASE CONTACT ME TO BOOK
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 - £80 for 1 person
In this class we will cover in depth health and safety and setting up a torch. What the class covers will depend on the duration and your interests but will include some of the following-
Making small sculptural pieces
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
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.