in New Ollerton, Newark
Regular kiln fused glass work at Dukeries Community Workshop, Ollerton
Learn how to make kiln fused glass projects at our regular sessions every Thursday morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm and Friday afternoon from 1pm to 3 pm. Our workshops are weekly and drop in type for our regular users. please book and we will advise if we have space available. Please also bear in mind that most glass projects take several sessions to complete including firing in our kilns. Our workshops are not really suitable for one off sessions. Please bear this in mind if you are considering traveling long distances. The Dukeries Community Centre is a charitable organisation, established in 1988, offering a range of craft workshops. We also offer regular drop-in workshop sessions in which you can complete your own project with tools, machinery and guidance on hand. Sessions are as follows: Monday 9 am - 2 pm Wood Carving Tuesday 9 am - 3 pm General woodwork and own projects Tuesday EVENING 6 pm - 8 pm Wood Carving & Pyrography Wednesday 9.30 am - 12.30 pm Woodwork projects Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm Art Glass session – traditional stained glass, Tiffany style work & glass mosaics Thursday 9.30 am - 12.30 pm Kiln glass work Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm Woodwork projects Friday 9 am -12.30 pm Walking stick making & carving Friday 1 pm - 3 pm Kiln Fused glass work Close to Mansfield, Retford, Worksop and Newark, we also welcome students from Lincoln, Nottingham and Sheffield. The community centre is on the grounds of the Dukeries Academy, which also hosts a swimming pool and gym, a public library, adult education centre, fire training centre, a centre for people with disabilities and a riding centre... so there is plenty to see and visit! We also are fortunate to have several excellent eating places surrounding us. The workshops (and toilets) are fully accessible for people with disabilities. If you have any queries in advance of booking your place please select the 'message the tutor' button.
What's included in the price?
We charge a daily attendance fee of £5. We provide an experienced tutor and all tools & equipment, although feel free to bring your own if you prefer. A material charge of £5 per session to cover consumable items such as frits, colours, stringers etc. is made and glass can be supplied at cost or you can supply your own.
3 hours (flexible times to suit)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
1986- Unemployment was high. Members of the Adult Unemployed Centre expressed a desire to use workshop facilities. As school roles fell under used accommodation was identified. In April, a project submission was put before the Dukeries Complex Council of Management and a steering group was set up. Establishment of a fourteen-week pilot scheme to commence in July. This was successful. Today in 2020 we have over 150 users and are open 5 days a week and Tuesday Evenings
- Wheelchair users
- Hearing impaired
- Limited mobility
- Suitable for all abilities
- Daytime (weekdays)
- Long term / weekly / monthly
- Public transport
- Suitable for beginners