Cost: per person £48
eVouchers are available for this course, cost: £48 each
Lampworking is using a torch to create glass beads. This is a taster course and the road to confidence takes several months. However, this course is fun as you form beads in your own choice of colours.
Due to the pandemic I can offer this course to only one person per workshop.
Once Covid 19 is over I will be able to accommodate two people, sharing the torch.
I have a torch in the studio in which it is possible to melt glass rods in the flame (at about 1400C) and form a bead around a metal rod (mandrel).
I will teach you:
- safety in the torch environment
- how to melt the glass
- forming a bead
- different forms of decoration
- the cooling process
You are welcome to take your beads home with you but if you want to make long lasting jewellery with them it is recommended that you leave them with me to anneal in my kiln and post them on after the workshop. The annealing process allows the glass to cool down very, very slowly (over 12 hours or so).