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Glass Making Taster Workshop

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Mersey Glass Works

Unit 9B Weaver Industrial Estate

Blackburne Street

Liverpool

L19 8JA

United Kingdom

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Glass is emotional, sensitive and wild. It has its own rules. You break them, you break the glass.You follow them, the glass will follow you, your thoughts, your feelings, virtually effortlessly. Melting glass is a process that demands your full attention and dedication.

I love to share my knowledge and get involved with others. You don’t have to be a glass artist.

There is more art in every creating process than can be written down.

I am offering glass making workshops at different skill levels.

The basic workshop is ideal as a taster session to experience the magic of melting glass. I also offer an advanced session to teach the process of creating a coloured glass marble or pendant as well as small group presentations.

Please contact me for more information.

Glass making involves working with open fire and sharp edges. The process demands a level of self-control.

The risk of burns and cuts lays with the participants. I am fully trained at first aid and will give a thorough health and safety instruction at the beginning of each course. Tools, safety goggles, protective clothing, basic materials, cups of tea and a bench burner workstation will be provided. I will guarantee the safety of the workspace.

The maximum group size is two. Not suitable for under 12 years of age. Under 18's need to be with an adult.

For younger glass enthusiasts who would like to see the magic of glass work I recommend a group presentation.

The taster course is structured in these elements:

  • Welcome
  • Health and Safety instruction
  • Learning to cut and handle a glass rod / tube
  • Learning to create a button (maria) out of glass rod
  • Learning to blow a small glass bubble
  • Transform small glass bubble into a face by adding coloured glass dots for facial features
  • Short break
  • Learn more forming skills and explore shaping glass to your imagination for the last hour

Participants can pick up their work and a certificate within seven days of the end of the workshop.

Glass has to be baked to be made stable after forming it. It involves resting in a kiln for several hours. For an extra charge, posting of the items can be arranged.

The workshop is based in South Liverpool on the Weaver Industrial Estate in Garston. There is parking for participants outside the building. It is easiest to reach it by car or taxi. The next train station is Liverpool South Parkway. Please make sure long hair is tied back and you wear warm suitable clothing preferably made of natural fibres as well as good foot wear.

Any question feel free to contact me directly.

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Mersey Glass Works

Unit 9B Weaver Industrial Estate

Blackburne Street

Liverpool

L19 8JA

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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