I’m offering new glass workshop dates for March and April. The workshops shown here include the 3 small decorations workshop, the metals workshop, and the mosaic workshop. Below I have some information about each of these workshops. If you would like to look at the dates or book, you can find all of my glass workshops here: https://thebirdonthebranch.co.uk/events/
Mosaic workshop information:
“In these workshops, you will learn how to score and cut glass and how to combine and place different glass shapes to create your own special glass art piece. We will use coloured glass pieces, and over clear glass, we will create a pattern of our own design. This process involves cutting glass, therefore all participants will be wearing safety goggles, which will be provided.”
These workshops are 5 hours long and cost £60 per person
Metal workshop information:
“In these workshops we will be working with metal foils, which we will cut and score, and metal wires, which we will cut, bend, and hammer. We will learn different techniques for working with wire to achieve different effects and also how different metals combine, react together and how that affects the result. The metals will be placed between glass so that the design can be captured.
Working with metals can give you the opportunity to create detailed pieces.
These sessions involve loud noises: hammering of metal wires on small anvils. If you are sensitive to noise (and even if you aren’t), you may wish to bring ear plugs to wear while we are working. Safety goggles will be provided.”
These workshops are 4 hours long and cost £45 per person
3 small glass pieces workshop information:
“In this workshop, you will be shown all the materials and techniques we are going to use. For this session we will work with metal wires and foils. We will cut the foil to size, and the wire bent and hammered to fit the pattern. We will incorporate different frits (very small chips of crushed coloured glass) to enhance our decorations. We are going to use a technique called glass fusing, that means that after you have finished decorating your pieces, they are going to be fired in a kiln so that they can completely fuse together. They need to stay in the kiln for around 24 hours from firing to cooling, afterwards they can be picked up or sent by post. If you want your pieces sent by post it will be an additional £5.”
These workshops are 2 hours long and cost £20 per person
In each of the workshops, there are 4 spaces available, 2 tables with a glass divider in-between. There will be disinfectant for people to use as they come in. Every station has its own materials available for creating your decorations, and after every workshop I clean the stations.
Bring your own water bottle, tea and coffee are available. If you want you can bring your own mug with you.
The glass will need to stay in the kiln for around 24 hours from firing to cooling, afterwards they can be picked up or sent by post. If you want your pieces sent by post it will be an additional £5.