Everyone is welcome

cost: $199
prerequisite: Perfect for Absolute Beginners
you get: A 25cms x 25cms art glass plate
duration: 3 hours

Plate Making Workshop for absolute beginners – Level One.

Learn a brand new skill and create your own unique glass platter: it’ll be 25m x 25cm in the colours of your choosing.  A wonderful and personal gift, or simply a treasure to enjoy yourself.

During the workshop you will learn:

  • the basic and correct skills required to use glass as an artistic medium
  • the fundamentals of glass cutting
  • all 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 become addicted! I did!

What you get:

  • everything you need to make your 25cms x 25cms plate
  • all materials used, including your choice from at least two dozen different colours of glass
  • use of our studio tools
  • kiln firing of your plate after you leave (usually 2 kiln firings)
  • forget about the real world for a couple of hours
  • listen to great music!

You’ll be surprised at how clever you are at making something wonderful!

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 artpiece and I’ll let you know when it’s ready to be picked up.  Usually, you’ll have your masterpiece back around 2 weeks after the workshop.

Absolutely no previous experience required.  Please wear clothes that includes some kind of sleeve like a t-shirt (not a tank top).  Please wear closed toe shoes. (no thongs, no sandals that expose your toes.)   You need to be able climb the staircase at 550 Swan Street as its the only way to get to my studio.

Being at Swan Street Artist Studios is a creative, fun, safe, friendly and stimulating environment.  We can add other dates or create a larger workshop (8 people) if you need us to do so.  And feel free to BYO drinks and nibbles.

You’ll be photographed (for my social media and my website) during this workshop please let me know if you don’t want this to happen.  Your art glass creation will be kept at the studio for 90 days after that time it’ll be donated to charity.


For the moment only with people who are fully vaccinated can attend my classes. (I have 2 family members who are in the “at risk” category) so please be aware of this before you book. I am fully vaccinated as of April 2022.  We adhere to the Covid19 rules of the day.  If you have been unwell, please just let me know and we’ll reschedule your class at zero cost until you are well enough to come and have some fun!


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.

I look forward to seeing you soon at one of our wonderful Plate Making Workshops.  Trust me: you’ll love it.


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