About the Course
Beginners Lampworking Tuition at my studio in Bristol's city centre!
I have been making glassware for 17 years and teaching adult classes for 7 years. Glass is an amazing material to work with and completely unique.
Learn how to create glass beads in an in-depth one to one teaching environment.
You will learn the skills necessary for:
-Working the glass hot in the flame
-Creating glass beads
T&C: There is a course charge of £8 due to Craft Courses Gift Voucher (therefore £78), course is £70 if bought without.
Gift Vouchers can also be purchased directly from Catriona MacKenzie via her email or website for £70, and are valid for 6 months from date of purchase.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All glass colour and tools are included in the class, and you get to keep the beads created, plus my demo beads from the class.
Tea and coffee is also supplied during the lesson, so do let Cat know if you have any dietary requirements, i.e. soya milk.
The beads need to cool down overnight, so you can either collect at a later date, or postage can be arranged at a small extra cost.
I surprised my girlfriend with a birthday present of a trip to Bristol and a glass-bead making course with Cat, which was a fantastic experience I would definitely recommend to others! Right from the moment I contacted Cat asking about the content of the beginners course, how suitable it would be for us, which dates she was available etc. she was so friendly and accommodating, even allowing us to shift the dates back due to unforeseen circumstances. We were treated to a brilliant 6 hours of bead making, starting with familiarisation with the glass rods, the torch and other basic techniques and before lunch we had even made our own beads. Cat is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced but also very patient and made it a thoroughly enjoyable day for both of us! The beads look amazing but the experience itself surpassed all expectations. Thanks Cat!
Matt Chipping - - #10011
Very good course - I learnt a lot from cat and came away with skills such as making my own twisties, large hole beads etc
Nicola lwggett - - #9842
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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