Lampwork Beadmaking Half day Taster Class For One



This is a 3 to 4 hour taster course to give you a sample of bead making, ideal if you are unsure if lampwork is for you. This is a one to one course, you will not be part of a group. If you would like to bring a friend see our other listings for 2 person classes with a discount. All aspects of bead making for beginners will be covered, tools & equipment, health & safety, types of glass etc followed by demonstration of basic tasks such as pulling stringers and making a basic bead. At the end of the course you will have made a basic bead and have an idea of what you need to start making your own beads. All beads made on the day will be posted to you after they have been annealed in our kiln. The course can run either morning or afternoon to suit your needs and refreshments will be provided. Ruth and Andy Harrison are full time, self-taught lampwork glass artists with over 15 years of experience based in Burton-On-Trent. We discovered lampworking almost by accident and it was a hobby for a little while before quickly becoming a full time job, and obsession.

What's included in the price?

All tools, materials etc. are included in the course fee.


½ days

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Ruth and Andy Harrison are full time self-taught lampwork and fused glass artists based in Burton-On-Trent. Glass and jewellery design began as a hobby, quickly became an addiction followed soon after by us selling our business and creating our own studio to work with glass full time.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Public transport
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Mother's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Christmas
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On a full day class lunch is provided. On a 1/2 day or taster class drinks and snacks are available.

Yes, the price of the course includes all tools, materials etc. You get to keep everything you make during the class.

We will be working with glass that is either hot, sharp, molten or sometimes all 3! If dropped it can scorch or burn your clothes, please don’t wear your Sunday best!

No open toed shoes, sandals etc.

Try to arrive 10-15 mins before the start time, please avoid arriving too early as we may not have arrived ourselves to let you in.

A day class starts at 10:00 and finishes between 5 and 5:30.

A 1/2 day class starts at 1:30 and finishes between 5 and 5:30.

A taster class has afternoon or evening sessions and starts at either 1:30 or 18:00, you get to choose and runs for about 2 hours.

We are flexible on times so feel free to request a different time.

We have one space allocated in our on site car park, please park in space #7.

Street parking is limited to 2 hours and traffic wardens do check so please avoid using this for full and 1/2 day classes.


Unit 7, 43A Cross Street, BURTON-ON-TRENT, Staffordshire, DE14 1EF