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Glass Marble Making - Flame based

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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 full attention and dedication. I love sharing my knowledge and to 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 an advanced session to teach the process of creating a coloured borosilicate glass marble. This is an intense teaching session for maximum 2 people.

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.

Not suitable for under 8 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.

  • Welcome Health and Safety instruction- 15 mins
  • Glass Basics and tools - 15 mins
  • Learning to cut and handle a glass rod / tube - 15 mins
  • Learning to create a button (maria) out of glass rod- 30 mins
  • 10 Minute Break
  • Learning to add colour to clear glass - 30 mins
  • 5 Minute Break
  • Moulding the shape of the marble or sculpture - 30 mins
  • 30 Minute Break - please bring snacks. We may go for a short walk if the weather allows.
  • Learn more forming skills and explore shaping glass to your imagination - 60 Minutes
  • 10 Minute Break
  • Learn more forming skills and explore shaping glass to your imagination - 30 Minutes
  • Question and answer - 20 mins

Participants can pick up their work and a self made 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 L19 8JA.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: If the weather is too adverse to melt glass, meaning the outside daytime temperatures are under 5 degrees celcius I reserve the right to reschedule the session to a later date. Please wear very warm clothes as the tempartures only bearable with suitable protective clothing in winter in this glass workshop.

Any questions feel free to contact me directly.

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Location

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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