My 3 hour lampwork taster course is very popular. We will be working in a fully equipped studio, with all of the necessary safety equipment. All materials will be supplied for you to make a good handful of unique glass beads.
We cover many topics, including health and safety, bead making techniques, such as various decorating methods, annealing and cold-working.
You will get to keep all of the beads you make, plus the beads I make to demonstrate after they have been fully annealed and cleaned.
One to one tuition is available but I have two dual fuel state of the art torches, so can accommodate two students at a time.
You will be provided with safety glasses and aprons for your session, but it's best to wear old clothing, closed in shoes and make sure your hair is tied back if long.
We always have a lot of fun during our sessions, with the focus on enjoying playing with glass!
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All materials are included with use of my equipment and protective clothing.
I provide refreshments but if you have special requirements, please bring it along.
3 hours (flexible times to suit)
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This was a brilliant course. Jo was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She guided me but also gave me the freedom to create a unique, personal piece. There was a studio full of inspiration and a wide range of materials. I will definitely go back another time!
Response from Turner Rowe Glass Art:Thank you Leila, it was my pleasure :)
Have always wanted to have a go at lamp-work. My fused glass teacher recommended me to look at the CraftCourses site and l found the lamp-work course run by Jo. Jo is an excellent, hands-on and extremely patient teacher. I learnt so much in this short introductory course that left me inspired and wanting to further explore the art.
Response from Turner Rowe Glass Art:It was my pleasure! Loved your enthusiasm and you made a great batch of beads. I look forward to seeing you again at a future date. Jo :)
Had an amazing time at Jo's workshop, she is friendly and calm and happy to explain as much of the science behind the art as you want. Her studio is quiet and calm and full of plenty of inspiration and she is happy to allow you to explore your creative self having as much or as little support and help as you need! Absolutely fabulous and will certainly be returning for more workshops.
I had a great time on this course learning about the basics of lamp work. Jo is a friendly instructor, with good depth of knowledge about her art. After a short safety talk and demonstration I was put straight into making beads. I also got to have a go at spotting and stringer techniques. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in glass art.
Response from Turner Rowe Glass Art:Thanks Kirk, it was my pleasure!