Lampworking workshop: 90 minute taster session



1-2-1 lampwork tuition, unless you are from the same family bubble then I can accommodate up to 3 people. Using the guidance from UK Government website there are new guidelines in place while attending a workshop - please contact me using the 'Ask a question' button for more information. 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 am fully insured and have individual work stations to accommodate up to three students at a time. 1-2-1 tuition at no extra cost. All my workshops run at a mutually convenient time. A 90 minute session for the complete beginner, which allows the beginner to observe how beads are made and have ago themselves. This 90 minute taster session includes: • Use of all equipment and materials is included. • You will make approx three beads using a progression of techniques. • All beads made are to keep, posted the following day after they have been annealed and cleaned. Before each session starts I run through health and safety and talk a little on lampworking and types of glass I use. I then demonstrate the technique we are going to do first before letting you have ago. I like students to get the maximum use of time in front of the torch making beads. Please note: • Parking is on street residential area. • Toilet facilities, are within my home. • Age 14+ (under 16's must be accompanied by an adult). • 10% reduction for two or more persons attending together - see separate listings for 2 or 3 people. I studied jewellery design in the 1990’s but continued my interest as a hobby rather than a career. After discovering lampworking, I was drawn towards glass as a medium to incorporate into my jewellery designs as a way to inject colour and bring contrast to the silver used. In 2004 I started my business 'Suzanne Jewellery'.

What's included in the price?

Included in your session is the use of materials and equipment as well as tuition on making glass beads and applying decoration. Throughout the day refreshments will be available, tea, coffee, juices and biscuits as well as lots of lampwork / jewellery books and beads for extra inspiration. Please can you make sure you wear an OLD long sleeved high necked top and any long hair tied back. Safety glasses are provided.


1½ hours (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

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



Suzanne Jewellery

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
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4 Woodlands Road, , Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8DP