Learn how to make simple lampwork beads in the flame.
Workshops tend to be one to one unless people book as a group (I can only take up to 3 people for the glass workshops as you have to take it in turns to use the equipment).
Students generally make about 5 beads, I demo one, then you make one. Beads are made by melting glass rods around a metal stick in a big flame. After the workshop the beads have to be annealed for several hours so you have to either collect another day or pay £2.50 for postage (you also get my demo beads).
You will make:
Basic bead to practice the technique:
X1 Opaque glass
X1 Transparent glass
Explore surface decoration:
X1 Frit (ground up glass)
Play with the flame!
X1 Gravity twist
Experiment with the shape:
X1 shaped bead; bird, fish, heart….