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Lampwork & hot glass bead making courses

Lampwork or glass bead making courses, classes and workshops are taught all across the UK. Lampwork (also known as flamework or 'torchwork') courses are available as taster sessions, day, evening and weekend courses. Hot glass bead-making is an extremely absorbing, satisfying craft with huge creative potential and range.

£60
Berkshire
Come and learn how to make unique glass beads from rods of glass in the flame... addictive fun for you alone or with friends where i do a 50% reduced rate for the second and subsequent people.. 3 hrs where you make the beads in the flame and keep them all. An opportunity to make them into beautiful jewellery if you choose on the day. A great gift!
£60
Berkshire
Try a taster glass bead making at my studio in Berkshire. Come and spend 3 hrs having addictive fun on my lamp....you will watch a demo of how to make glass beads in the flame and you will them be let loose on the torch to make your own. You can spend the entire time playing with glass, or split your time with flamework and making the beads into jewellery to take home. All materials...
£60
South Yorkshire
One-to-one tuition. Introduction to making your own glass beads. In a few hours of one-to-one tuition I will show you the fundamental skills of this fascinating and beautiful craft Make your own glass beads by melting coloured rods of glass in an open flame, using a technique called 'lampworking'. Alternating between a series of demonstrations followed by your practice and experimentation. I will show you how to form a basic bead, and then add embellishments...
£120
County Durham
I am pleased to be able to offer various tuition packages in this fabulous technique known as Lampworking - 'The art of melting glass rods in the flame of a torch'. With over 14 years of bead making experience tuition takes place in my studio in the beautiful market town of Barnard Castle in County Durham, which is fully insulated and ventilated to offer a comfortable and safe environment for you to work in. I...
£160
Staffordshire
This is a full day intensive course to give you an introduction to glass bead making and lampwork, melting glass in a flame. All aspects of glass bead making for beginners will be covered, tools, equipment and where to buy them, health & safety, types of glass etc followed by demonstration and practice of basic techniques such as pulling stringers and making various types of basic beads. At the end of the course you will...
£60
County Durham
I am pleased to be able to offer various tuition packages in this fabulous technique known as Lampworking - 'The art of melting glass rods in the flame of a torch'. With over 14 years of bead making experience tuition takes place in my studio in the beautiful market town of Barnard Castle in County Durham, which is fully insulated and ventilated to offer a comfortable and safe environment for you to work in. I...
£170
West Sussex
The course runs from 10-5. Please arrive about 10 minutes beforehand, please bring your own lunch, we have a microwave to reheat if you wish. The day will begin with some simple shaping and colour techniques to form various solid shapes that will be joined to our branch later. These will include leaves and droplets and small simple birds. We will then move on to good and strong joins to form our branch, which we...
£75
Essex
Flamework/Lampwork bead making is the process of making glass beads using; in this case, a hot head. In this beginner's class (for up to 2 people) we will look at: equipment and health and safety, using the torch, making a basic doughnut shaped bead, plus decoration and some shaping. Expect to make around 8 beads in this 3 hour session, I can also help you build on existing skills such as making sculptural animal beads,...
£150
shropshire
A one day beginners class is 6 hours with an hour for lunch. We cover setting up a torch, health and safety and technical information about glass relevant to lampwork. We move on to melting glass in the flame to see how it behaves with a couple of simple exercises - making some simple drops, pulling some "stringers" (thinner rods of glass) then we make some simple beads. We then look at making other bead...
£180
Somerset
Working from my home studio in Wells this course is designed to give the student an introduction to borosilicate glass as a material and how to pattern and sculpt marbles. Starting with simple control and manipulation the student will learn through a combination of examples and hands on guidance. Beginning with how to shape a clear glass marble we'll then try some different decorative techniques before moving on to a vortex marble for a final...