Level 1

cost: From $199
prerequisite: This is for absolute beginners together.
you get: Make something wonderful with the people of your choice
duration: 3 hours (as often as you like – there’s no limit to the number of times you can come to this “workshop”.)

By popular demand, (since Covid), I’ve been getting more and more requests for people to book more “private” time in the studio. Simply book the date for yourself and then tell me know how many people you are bringing, I’ll alter the number of seats available to suit you, that’s easy to do. What fun!

You can choose from the items below!  The price of this workshop includes each of you to make one of the following:

The elegant elongated platter is 20cms x 35cms ($199)
Make a 25cms x 25cm platter ($199).
Make 8 art glass coasters ($199)
make a 20cm round plate ($199)

*Let me know what you’re thinking of creating when you book in, so that I can have the glass and the correct size kiln shelf available for you.

You can come to this workshop again and again.  Some people are coming about once a month or so and they are making a different piece each time.  Let me know if you are interested in doing something like this.

You get to choose from our large selection of transparent colours, opaque colours, stringers, noodles and rods and “part sheets” that are in the studio at the time of your workshop.  If you want particular colours or glass type, you’re best advised to check with me a week or more in advance so you have exactly the glass you want in stock.

No experience is required – this is a fun workshop for absolute beginners.

It includes:

  • everything you need to create your first kiln-formed masterpiece
  • all the glass – there are loads of great colours to choose from
  • the kiln firing, including kiln paper
  • use of our studio equipment

This workshop is perfect for four beginners, so bring your friends  and family and share the fun.  Or if it’s just you, you’ll make some new friends!

You’ll be surprised at how clever you are at making something wonderful!   During the workshop I’ll take photographs of you for my website and for my social media, if you don’t want this to happen just let me know.


Please wear clothes that includes some kind of sleeve (not a tank top).  Please wear closed toe shoes. (No thongs, no sandals that expose your toes.)   You need to be able to stand securely on both feet and climb one flight of stairs to the workshop.


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 work and I’ll let you know when it is all fired and ready to be picked up. This usually happens within 2 weeks of the workshop.  By the way, your creations will be kept here at the studio for 3 months after the workshop, they’ll be donated to charity after that time.


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


For the moment only with people who are fully vaccinated can attend my classes. We adhere to the Covid19 rules of the day.  If you have been unwell, stay away and we’ll reschedule your class at zero cost until you are well enough to come and have some fun!


My studio is a part of the Swan Street Artist Studio complex. We are on Level 1 of 550 Swan Street Richmond. Its a contemporary art space run by Professional Artists, you’ll love having your workshop in this unique first floor warehouse.

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.  Remember there are Clearways in Swan Street, Richmond and the parking here is 2 hours so we’ll set our alarms and make sure we all move our cars at the 2 hour point.

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.


If you’d like to organize a workshop with more friends here at Swan Street Studios, please feel free to get in touch, it’ll be easy and fun to arrange this with you. It’s a great way to catch up with family and friends.

If you don’t see a time and date that suits you here please email me and we will add a new date just for you.

You’ll love this workshop!   jenie

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