5 week course (2 hours per week) in glass Bead making
You will learn how to create simple glass beads from scratch. Using soft Italian glasses just like the Venetians use to create stunning lamp work glass beads. You will select glasses and learn how to wrap beads. By the end of the course you will have made a selection of glass beads and learn a different technique each week. Your beads will be annealed in a kiln after the workshop. You will also learn about glasses, torches, health and safety in the studio, annealing and finishing beads.
We also run other courses including silver jewellery making, stained glass and fused Glass. Please see more courses below or get in touch for details.
Expert tuition included, materials are extra and payable weekly, firing included, tool use included, great tea and coffee and biscuits included.
Please note due to covid 19 class sizes have been reduced to just six, hand gels are on all work stations.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Refreshments, use of tools, expert tuition.
Materials are extra and payable weekly.
5 weeks (10:00am to 12:00pm)
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The one-day Fused Glass Workshop run by Karen Redmayne proved to be a hugely enjoyable introduction to this craft.
I had never done any glass fusing before and so I was an absolute beginner. Karen was highly organized and informative about the arrangements for the day. In no time at all after Karen's expert demonstration and explanations, I was making my first pieces. In this first foray, under Karen's guidance, and with full access to the equipment and materials on offer, I made two coasters and a shallow bowl! A brilliant day and productive day. I can't wait to see my creations once they are fired!
Karen makes her workshops relaxed and fun. She has a real talent for imparting her skills and knowledge to the uninitiated.
Great value for money. I will be booking again with Karen and I will be spreading the news.
Karen was very friendly and welcoming. She gave just the right amount of direction and guidance and so there was soich lovely art work to get inspired by. I had a lovely time and I would highly recommend it
This was a great course with an excellent tutor in Karen. I learnt a lot in a relaxed and friendly environment with Karen encouraging me to try various techniques. I was shown and given the opportunity to make trial pieces in the morning with the afternoon making 2 larger pieces. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to try the Fossil Vitra process
Perfect balance of information and inspiration 😁
Really enjoyed the fused glass workshop. Karen explained the different types of fusing, demonstrated how to cut the glass with plenty of help and advice on making my own pieces. I made a coaster size hanging, little dish, sushi plate and even had time to make a pendant at the end of the class! Can’t wait to see my artwork when they’ve been fired!
I’d definitely recommend the class and I’m going back for more glass fusing soon!
I had a fantastic time on this course. Karen was friendly and informative and really helped me let my creative juices flow! We got great instruction, plenty of materials to pick from and beautiful ideas to get you started.
I love the pieces I created and had such fun doing it!
My daughter and I went on the fused glass course in July 2019 and thoroughly enjoyed it. I made 2 coasters and a larger square piece too. Karen gave excellent instruction on how to cut glass and other techniques when we first arrived and then we started making our unique works of art! Karen was very friendly and patient and gave advice when needed. There was a great afternoon tea for lunch and plenty of coffees and teas. I am now really looking forward to seeing what my work looks like once it has been fired and sent out to me.
Me and my boyfriend went for a day course in fused glass at the beginning of May.
Karen was friendly and welcoming from the moment we arrived. It was easy enough to find and Karen kept in contact before to make sure we knew where we were going. We’ve never done anything like this before, Karen was extremely knowledgable and taught us everything we needed to know for the day plus a bit more! It was great fun and a lot easier than I thought it would be. She gave you the flexibility and guidance to practice and then create your own mini masterpieces! We came away with 2 coasters each and a bigger peice, my boyfriend made a bowl and I made a clock (a bit more complicated but Karen helped me through it!) it’s a great fun day and a really good price, the lunch was lovely and we got to sit outside.
I’d definitely recommend it, we were complete novices but the other lady who joined us had done some before and Karen handled the different level of knowledge and expertise like a pro.