Beginner's Courses

Half Day Taster 9:30am - 12:30pm, 6pm - 9pm

£60 per person (discount for 2 people booking together - £50 each) 

Full Day 10am - 4pm

£120 per person including light lunch (discount for 2 people - £100 each)

Each student will have their own workstation and Nortel dual-fuel torch.  You will learn how to make a round bead, gravity bead, add dots, pull stringer and use gravity and heat to shape the glass.  If time permits we will go on to further techniques such as plunged dots, raking stringer and adding coloured frits.  All  materials used are included and you will go home with a pack of useful training helpsheets on subjects such as Beadmaking Basics, Working With Glass, Equipment list, Studio Set Up, Cleaning Bead Holes and a Resources SheetYou keep all beads made during the session which will be kiln annealed and posted on to you.

 

Improvers Courses

Half Day Session 9:30am-12:30pm, 6pm-9pm

£60 per person (discount for 2 people booking together - £50 each) 

Full Day 10am - 4pm

£120 per person including light lunch (discount for 2 people - £100 each)

 Pick and mix from the following techniques: 

  • Dots - twisting, masking, scale pattern and layering

  • Frits - applying, twisting with stringer, gravity twist, encasing

  • Bead Shapes - using presses and hand shaping using heat and gravity

  • Encasing - how to encase, distortion effects

  • Canes - Two colour twisty, encased cane, striped cane

  • Metal Foils - silver, palladium and gold.  Silvered ivory stringer, encased foil bead

I will also teach other techniques on request.

  

Complete Bead Making Courses

6:00pm - 9:00pm every Mon for 4 weeks

£200 per person

This is a comprehensive lampworking course which is the equivalent of a full day beginner course in the first two weeks and goes on to more advanced lampworking techniques as the weeks progress.

 (email me for next available start date)

Torch Time & Studio Rental

Once you have attended my Complete Beadmaking course you will be able to hire my studio for unsupervised torch time.  You will have your own workstation which includes a dual fuel torch, oxygen concentrator, tools and access to a digitally controlled kiln.  Glass is not included however you can purchase small amounts at the studio.

£10 for first hour, £5 each additional hour

If you would like any further information or would like to organise times and dates for your training or torch time, please email me.