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Glass Bead Making Workshop Half Day Taster

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Private Studio

Meadow Way

Burnham-on-Crouch

CM0 8PF

United Kingdom

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Lampworking, also known as flameworking, is the ancient glass working process used to make glass beads.

Blue & Yellow Glass Bead

To make a glass bead, rods of glass are melted and wound carefully around a clay coated steel mandrel to form a bead using a hot flame. The bead is then decorated further by adding more glass, metals, frits and enamels and can also be manipulated with various tools and heat to create beautiful designs.

Half Day Taster 10am until 1pm

Each student will have their own workstation and Nortel dual-fuel torch. You will learn how to make a round bead, gravity bead, pull stringer, add dots and use gravity and heat to shape the glass. If time permits, we will go on to further techniques such as raked stringer designs and adding coloured frits.

Subjects Covered:

  • Making a round bead using heat and gravity
  • Pulling stringer
  • Adding dots
  • Using tools to work with glass (including presses)
  • Adding frit
  • Raking stringer
  • Other Subjects as Needed

Included:

  • 3 Hour Workshop
  • Course Notes
  • All Materials used
  • Your Beads, annealed, cleaned & posted to you
  • You keep the beads that I demonstrate

Please Note:

  • Wear long sleeved, cotton or natural fibre clothing (polyester melts!). Occasionally clothing may be damaged by hot glass
  • No shorts, open necklines or open toed sandals
  • Safety glasses will be provided & must be worn

Glass Beads


Alternative dates or full day workshops are available on request. Please contact me for details.

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE & CAN BE POSTED FOR CHRISTMAS

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, due to the equipment used the minimum age is 14 and no unaccompanied under 16s.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available at the studio and I am a 10 minute walk from public transport.

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Location

Private Studio

Meadow Way

Burnham-on-Crouch

CM0 8PF

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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