Workshops

Our workshops are run slightly differently to other peoples as all of our workshops are catered to your  individual needs.

We don’t have any set days or a specific number of people that  need attend. All are bespoke.

The workshops can be on a 1-1 basis or for a maximum of 6 (the price per person is the same) 

Family friendly workshops also avaliable  (minimum age 8 years old)

The workshop itself can be catered to whichever glass-working technique you would like to try, or a combination of techniques.

These are the techniques that are available:

Foil wrapping: This technique involves cutting and shaping glass, foil wrapping and soldering.

This workshop would cost approx. £45 for the day including materials, tea, coffee, and biscuits.

This cost could increase if more specialist glass is used but this would be discussed before the piece was started.

 

 

Fusing and frit work

This involves cutting and shaping glass, and firing pieces of glass together  for fusing, and in the case of frit work applying crushed glass onto a piece of background glass.

This would require a firing in the kiln so although the piece would be completed in a day arrangements  would have to be made for it to be collected or delivered  later.

The image to the right is an examples of the type of piece that could be produced.

The starting cost of this would be £55 for the day including materials, tea, coffee, and biscuits.

Costs could increase if more specialist glass is used, also there would be a cost for delivering pieces but this would be discussed before the course was started.

 

Stained glass

This is the traditional technique that you see in churches, doors, or windows.

This involves cartoon work (drawing the design to work to) cutting, shaping, lead work and soldering.

This is slightly trickier to cost. As it depends on the design you would like to work to and whether you want to create a design using plain glass or whether you want to include a decorative image such as a magic lantern slide

The starting cost would be £50, if you did want to include lantern slide it would be £55, again this would include materials, tea coffee, and biscuits and could be completed for you to take home at the end of the day.

Costs could increase if more specialist glass was used but this would be discussed before the course was started.

Etching is the final technique this involves creating a design, cutting a design using a scalpel and applying an acid.

This could easily be completed in half a day and could be done on mirror glass or on a vase.

The cost for this technique would be £35 including materials, tea, coffee, and biscuits.

 

All these techniques can be combined so if you wanted to create a piece using a couple of the techniques, we could cost for that too.

For example, you could combine the foil wrapping and etching, this could be completed in a day and the cost for this would be approx. £50.

All the above can be tailored to your needs.

 

A full day would be 7 hours, usually 10:00-17:00 including breaks and safety briefing

A half day can be morning or afternoon and is usually 4 hours including safety briefing

These timings can be tailored to fit your requirements.

All Personal Protective Equipment is provided but please ensure you wear closed toe shoes.

If you would like us to visit you to hold a workshop this can be done too. As we have a mobile workshop that allows the flexibility to work werever there is power. We have held talks, demonstrations and workshops at WI. If you would like us to do something similar for you, please feel to get in contact for a free quote.