Lampworking is the art of melting glass rods in a flame to make unique glass objects. The rods I use come from Italy, Germany and China - and the colour range is extensive, which means that I can create lampwork to almost any colour palette.
I create beads and pendants; collectable mini floral and ocean paperweights; floral and vortex marbles; sculptural birds and animals. I make replica Viking beads for use at re-enactment events and festivals. I take commissions to make memorial keepsakes which include the ashes of a beloved relative or pet. I always discuss these commissions in depth so that I am able to achieve the outcome that you require.
I will be demonstrating the art of lampworking during the Open Studios event, so that you can watch items being created in the flame. I am happy to chat about what is involved in lampworking and the types of equipment that I use, and to encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about this interesting hobby. It may also be possible for you to have a go at making a bead yourself, depending upon the number of visitors in the studio at the time.
Visitors to the studio will be able to view my work, a selection of which is available for sale both in my studio and on my website.
I am passionate and enthusiastic about maintaining and developing the art of lampworking and really enjoy helping people start their lampworking journey. I run a one hour taster session for people wishing to try lampworking for the first time, a three hour beginners course and also more advanced tuition to those who wish to develop their skills. Details of these courses are available on my website.
Even though Covid restrictions have been reduced/removed, we still clean the studio thoroughly between students and also test ourselves regularly to make sure that we are Covid free, to maintain a safe environment for all our visitors.
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