everyone welcome
cost: $199
prerequisite: This is a beginners workshop
you get to: fill a 30×30 kiln shelf with your glass creations
duration: 3 hours

We’ve finished all our Festive Fun for 2023.  On my birthday, September 25th you’ll be able to discover what Festive Fun we have planned for you for the season of 2024.  You can put yourself on our waitlist if you’d like.

Come and have some fun, enjoy the Festive season, and create something fabulous in fused glass.   See the pictures here – you can make any of these pieces or adapt one of these for your own masterpiece.

If you want to try fusing glass for the first time, this is a workshop for you!

You might want to make candle sconces and tree decorations, alternative you might discover the joy of creating a “Santa’s Belt” plate for your Christmas table.  You might want to make a couple of Christmassy coasters or even some modern art.   You don’t need to be artistic to make really lovely ornaments, coasters or candle scones as gifts for your friends and family.  🎄 The piece you make will fit onto a 30 x 30cm kiln shelf.  Maybe it’s a special gift, a thankyou or a personal treasure for yourself. You’ll love this festive half day we spend together!  Of course, you can come as many times as you like.  🎅  This workshop is a great venue to create new Christmas memories together.

You’ll be delighted to show off your finished fused glass goodies, during the Christmas season. 🎄  Create a little magic this Christmas. 🎄You’ll be surprised at how clever you are at making something wonderful.  No previous experience required for this class.

For custom dates or any questions, reach out to me at [email protected].

You will learn:

  • the basic and correct skills required to use glass as an artistic medium
  • the fundamentals of glass cutting
  • about art glass how it performs in the kiln
  • you’ll be introduced to the endless potential of glass fusing and slumping.
  • Warning! You may be addicted! I did!

What you get:

  • everything you need to make your designs on our 30cm x 30cm kiln shelf
  • all materials used, (including your choice of glass, stringers, babies, millifiore and part sheets that are in the studio when you are here)
  • use of the appropriate studio tools
  • kiln firing
  • kiln paper
  • Christmas music  🎄
  • Home made shortbread
  • lashings of lime and soda
  • to forget about the real world for a couple of hours
  • to enjoy great music!

Please wear clothes that includes some kind of sleeve (not a singlet top) and closed toe shoes.  (No thongs, no sandals that expose your toes).

Maybe wear your most fabulous Christmas outfit! 🎅  What’s not to love?

If you’d like to bring refreshments, alcohol or nibbles to this workshop – that’ll be fine, assuming you are over 18 years of age.

Please bring a face mask in case you decide to make your own glass powders.  🎅

Bring your friends and create memories together.

Once the class is over and the clean-up is done, all you need to do is wait for an email from me showing the progress of your plate.  I’ll let you know when it is ready to be picked up, usually about14 days after your workshop.  Your masterpiece will be kept here at my Richmond studio for 1 month after the workshop, it’ll be donated to charity after that time.

If you’re feeling under the weather from flu or covid, no worries, call me and we’ll reschedule your class.  Of course, there’s zero cost for rescheduling.

Everyone is welcome (over 18).  You can come with your children or grandchildren, however, they’ll be charged the same rate as you and they’ll need to be “supervised” by you throughout the whole class.  Please let me know if you are bringing under 18’s.

I’ll take your picture during this workshop, always let me know if you don’t want this to happen.    🎄There are only a few dates available, so grab your seat and have some creative down-time!

Here at my studio I try my best to look after your glass creations.  I’ll treat them with the utmost care.  However, sometimes accidents and breakages happen along the way.  Unfortunately, this is the nature of working with kilns and with glass.  For example cracks can occur due during the heating and cooling stages in the kiln.  This is due to the fragile nature of glass.  I will try my best to make sure your piece survives its journey however please understand that risks are involved.

  • My studio is a part of the Swan Street Artist Studio complex. We are on Level 1 of 550 Swan Street Richmond. It’s a contemporary art space run by Professional Artists, you’ll love having your workshop in this unique first floor warehouse. It’s a creative, fun, safe, friendly and stimulating environment. You’ll love being here!
  • Car parks are surprisingly easy to find around our studios. We are on the intersection of Swan Street, and Bendigo Street, Richmond.
  • You can often park right outside – fortunately we are at the quiet end of Swan Street. But remember the parking here is 2 hours so we’ll get you to set your alarm and make sure we all move our cars at the 2 hour point. Remember there are Clearways in Swan Street, Richmond.
  • According to Google, there’s a 6-minute walk from Burnley Railway Station to 550 Swan Street (its 450 metres away). Tram 70 stops a few metres from our front door.

I run loads of private workshops.  I am always happy to add other dates or create a private workshop for you and your friends, if that suits you better.  Just let me know.

For custom dates or any questions, reach out to me at [email protected].

Make it a gathering with family and friends for an exclusive workshop.  Let us know and we’ll tailor an experience just for you.  This’ll be fun, bring your family and friends and have the studio to yourselves!

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