Lampwork glass making workshop in Nottingham



An introduction to glass lampworking, best for beginners. In this session you will learn the basics of working with soft murano glass on a Nortel Red Max lampwork torch, familiarise yourself with the tools, equipment and materials.

A full safety briefing will take place followed by demonstrations using each technique to be covered in the course. This is a one-on-one session so you will receive constant guidance throughout your time.

During the course we will cover:
Heating up the glass
Applying glass to the mandrel
Basic bead making
Dot decoration
Frit and stringer decoration

If you choose to have the beads made into a piece of jewellery or jewellery set, you will receive a 25% discount on the finished product(s) excluding the cost of the glass which is included in the price of the course.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials, use of equipment and refreshments included.

An apron and safety glasses are provided and must be worn by the participant (if you have any sight difficulties, contact lenses are preferable, however, clip on safety lenses for normal glasses can be provided)


Rosie Kemp at bden glass Ltd


77 Costock Avenue

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


1½ hours (flexible times to suit)

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Carol Tierney - - #32731

Rosie is an excellent teacher who managed to make everything seem easy. She is clearly passionate about lampwork and very skilled. She guided us through the process in easy to manage steps and took away any fear of making mistakes. The time flew past so quickly as it was constantly engaging. We both made several unique beads that I am really looking forward to showing people. Absolutely brilliant way to spend a few hours and 100% recommended

Response from bden glass Ltd:

Thanks so much for your review Carol. I had a blast teaching you and Gary the intricacies of making glass beads. The addition of your passion for viking cukture made the workshop even more interesting and I enjoyed learning about the historical relevance of beads. You're both welcome back any time! :)

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