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Fused Glass Suncatcher Workshop

27th January
31st March
10am-12pm / 1-3pm
£30

Fancy having a go at glass fusing? This taster session is the perfect place to start!

Create a stunning glass suncatcher to take home while trying out a new craft. During the two hour session you will be shown how to cut glass and layer glass and also how to design your own amazing creation that can be hung in your window.

You will be shown how to safely use the tools and equipment and then it’s over to you (along with help and advice along the way) to turn your ideas in to art! No matter what your ability, sun and glass are always a beautiful combination!

The courses are held at Glass Quarter Designs, Studio 14 on the site of the Red House Glass cone, near Stourbridge in the heart of the Glass Quarter. You can spend some time looking around the site, glass blowing demonstrations are held weekend afternoons. There is also a coffee shop on site but tea and coffee will be provided.

Your pieces will need to fired over night, but will be available for collection a few days after the course. Or they can be posted for a small additional postage fee

£3.00£30.00

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Glass Blowing Experience, Blow your Own Christmas Bauble

Sunday 17th December

10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

£35 per person

Want to have a go at glass blowing? This courses is a great introduction to the art. In a small group of people, you will be shown how to correctly and safely handle hot glass and the techniques for creating your own Christmas bauble to be proud of year after year or to give as a gift.

With expert tuition from glass artist Charlotte Hughes Martin, you will make your very own hand blown Christmas Bauble. Maybe get some friends and family to join you and make a nice day of it. The class is made even more enjoyable simply by the setting inside the wonderful Red House Glass Cone. You could have lunch sitting by the canal or try our on site cafe. Take a walk around the beautiful historic building and visit the numerous other craft studios on site.

All materials and tools will be provided. No previous knowledge required. Please ensure you wear fully closed shoes and practical clothing.

£35.00

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Intermediate Fused Glass Workshop

10th February
24th March

10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm
Price: £55

This is the perfect workshop if you have already attended one of our glass fusing workshop or have some basic glass cutting skills. During your half day you will be able to create a fused glass panel or small dish. Charlotte will help you improve your cutting ability and teach you new techniques in order to perfect transforming your designs into glass.

The courses are held at Glass Quarter Designs, Studio 14 on the site of the Red House Glass Cone, near Stourbridge in the heart of the Glass Quarter. You can spend some time looking around the site, glass blowing demonstrations are held weekend afternoons. There is also a coffee shop on site, but tea and coffee will be provided.

Your pieces will need to be fired over night, but will be available for collection a few days after the course. Or they can be posted for a small additional postage fee.

 

£3.00£55.00

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Mixed Media Collage Workshop

27th & 28th January / 24th & 25th February

12pm – 4pm
£35 per person

Most of us have dabbled with collage at some time, but take it to an exciting new level with this fail safe workshop! In this taster course, Tania will provide you with everything you need to create a colourful, contemporary collage using the simplest of materials. You will learn how to transfer a design onto canvas, select your colour palette and apply your materials for the best results. Subject-matter is provided, but be warned, the technique is quite addictive. The course is suitable for children provided they are accompanied by an adult, but requires dexterity and the use of sharp scissors so is not suitable for young children.

Depending on the speed that you work, you can expect to complete one small canvas using paint, drawing materials, a selection of collage materials and glue, plus a full colour image is provided to work from as your starting point. The process will fill the whole four hour session and you may find you need to finish your piece at home, however, if you are a particularly fast worker there will be extra canvasses available at no extra charge. Groups are a maximum of 6
people so Tania can work closely with you to achieve a great result.

Tea, coffee and squash are provided in the studio, but you will need to bring your own lunch. There is free parking and a cafe on site plus ten other studios and free entry to the Red House Glass Cone visitors centre in the historic Glass Quarter, Stourbridge.

A minimum of 2 people must attend this workshop for it to run. If this is not reached a full refund will be given. Tania can take group booking for this workshop on alternative dates. Please get in touch with enquiries here.

£3.00£35.00

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Vintage China & Glass Mosaic House Number Sign Workshop

Sunday 14th January
Sunday 18th  February
10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm

£45 per person

During this half day workshop, you will make your own house number sign using vintage crockery pieces and glass with various effects.

Sarah will demonstrate how to safely use the tools and equipment, to cut and shape the crockery and glass. Then you can pick the colours and design the sign. Sarah will talk you through the mosaicing process from designing, arranging, gluing and grouting.

The courses are held at Glass Quarter Designs, Studio 14 on the site of the Red House Glass Cone, near Stourbridge in the heart of the Glass Quarter. You can spend some time looking around the site, glass blowing demonstrations are held weekend afternoons. There is also a coffee shop on site but tea and coffee will be provided.

£3.00£45.00

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Wedding Band Workshop

Are you planning your wedding?

Why not design and create your dream wedding bands, in silver or gold? A unique experience to remember forever and a more personalised way to celebrate the unity.  

We will support and guide you through the whole process, from initial design through to making the finished rings. You will have full access to our well equipped workshop in order for you to take your dream wedding band through to completion.
Prices start at £300*​ for 1 person or 1 couple only.

*Additional cost may occur such as cost of material and traditional services such as Hallmark, Engraving, Rhodium plating, etc, if required.

Please get in touch here with any enquiries.

If you would like to learn more about Josephine; here is her blog interview: Click Here you can also see the other services that Josephine offers Here

OTHER JEWELLERY WORKSHOPS

Silver Twist Ring, Jewellery Workshop
Lampwork Glass Bead Workshop

£300.00

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Silver Twist Ring, Jewellery workshop

Josephine will introduce you to the art of handcrafted jewellery making, using traditional techniques. Learn at your own pace in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Friday: 12th January, 2nd February, 2nd March
£40 per person

This jewellery workshop is a fantastic opportunity to try a new craft, see how you feel with the tools, techniques and with the workshop overall. During the 2.5 hour class you will make a beautiful, silver twisted ring to take home. All material, tools and equipment are provided as well as refreshments.

The workshop usually runs on Fridays 10am – 12:30pm, but days and dates are flexible upon request. It is £40 per person with up to 4 people per class*. Once the workshop has been purchased the artist will get in touch with you to arrange a date that suits. Unless it is a gift experience then a gift card will be sent out to you. Inside will be a website address for the gift recipient to follow detailing the course and the artists contact details. They can then contact the artist themselves to make arrangements. This jewellery workshop would make a fantastic gift for a creative loved one. You can choose this gift option from the drop down menu.

The class is made even more enjoyable simply by the setting. Josephines studio is well equipped, and has an inspiring, creative atmosphere and of course is based at the wonderful Red House Glass Cone. You could have lunch sitting by the canal or try our on site cafe. Take a walk around the beautiful historic building and visit the numerous other craft studios on site.

All materials and tools will be provided. No previous knowledge required. Please ensure you wear fully closed shoes and practical clothing.

If you would like to learn more about Josephine; here is her blog interview: Click Here you can also see what other services Josephine offers Here

*There need to be a minimum of 2 people per class in order for it to run.

Other Jewellery Workshops

Wedding Band Workshop
Lampwork Glass Bead Workshop

£3.00£40.00

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LAMPWORK GLASS BEAD CLASS

Join lamp-work glass artist Sarah Cordingley for a wonderful and creative fun-filled day of learning the techniques for making lampwork glass beads.

The ticket price can cover two people.

This class would make a fantastic gift for a creative loved one. If you choose this option from the drop down menu you will be posted a handcrafted gift card with details of the course inside.

For more information click here

£3.00£136.00

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Glass Techniques Day

Join fused glass artist Jane Ellis and lamp-work glass artist Sarah Cordingley for a wonderful and creative fun filled Friday learning great techniques using glass. For more information click here.

This class would make a fantastic gift for a creative loved one. If you choose this option from the drop down menu you will be posted a handcrafted gift card with details of the course inside.

The class is made even more enjoyable simply by the setting. The Glass Quarter Designs studio is well equipped, and has an inspiring, creative atmosphere and of course is based at the wonderful Red House Glass Cone. You could have lunch sitting by the canal or try our on site cafe. Take a walk around the beautiful historic building and visit the numerous other craft studios on site.

All materials and tools will be provided. No previous knowledge required. Please ensure you wear fully closed shoes and practical clothing.

£3.00£130.00

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Crushed Glass Dish Workshop

HALF DAY COURSE

20th January
17th February
17th March

10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm
Price: £45

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This workshop is a great way to get involved in fused glass if you’re nervous about cutting glass. During the workshop you will use glass frit to create a beautiful colourful fused glass dish.
Jane will demonstrate how to use the tools and equipment safely. If you want to cut the shape of your dish yourself, jane will demonstrate the techniques. However if you are a little nervous, Jane can help. Then using and layering smashed glass and frit you will be able to apply a bold colourful design.

Your pieces will need to fired over night, but will be available for collection a few days after the course. Or they can be posted for a small additional postage fee.

The class is made even more enjoyable simply by the setting. The Glass Quarter Designs studio is well equipped, and has an inspiring, creative atmosphere and of course is based at the wonderful Red House Glass Cone. You could have lunch sitting by the canal or try our on site cafe. Take a walk around the beautiful historic building and visit the numerous other craft studios on site.

All materials and tools will be provided. No previous knowledge required. Please ensure you wear fully closed shoes and practical clothing.

£3.00£45.00

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Fused Glass Workshops

Jane Ellis runs fused glass taster workshops between 10-4 full day and 1pm – 4pm half day.  These sessions are for beginners. You don’t need to have ever cut a piece of glass to attend. Jane will talk you through all the processes needed to create your own unique piece of glass.

You can either make one of your own creations into a wall hanger, make a set of 2 coasters a small dish, or follow one of the pre created projects if you need a little help. If there is time you can also use some of the off cuts to make a necklace.

The sessions are for one or two people (one ticket per person) so the tuition is very focused on you and what you want to achieve in the time. A larger group can be catered for but please contact us with details.

The class is made even more enjoyable simply by the setting. The Glass Quarter Designs studio is well equipped, and has an inspiring, creative atmosphere and of course is based at the wonderful Red House Glass Cone. You could have lunch sitting by the canal or try our on site cafe. Take a walk around the beautiful historic building and visit the numerous other craft studios on site.

All materials and tools will be provided. No previous knowledge required. Please ensure you wear fully closed shoes and practical clothing.

Please get in-touch if you would like to see if a certain date is available before booking. Otherwise please book now and we’ll be in-touch with you!

£65.00£133.00

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GLASS ENGRAVING WORKSHOP

Itching for etching! This fantastic glass engraving course is taught by glass artist Charlotte H Martin. In this one day class, students will be taught the basics of hand engraving glass. The workshop will cover technique and pattern, with students having the choice of creating their own designs or working with one of Charlotte’s many images. Our aim is to make this ancient art accessible to anyone who likes to draw, doodle, write or make marks. Learn the basics and the possibilities of engraving. (Read more below)

This is a great fun course on it’s own, or a brilliant secondary class to use in addition to your other glass skills. It has limitless potential for applications in stained & fused glass work.

You will learn to engrave on both flat glass and create a personalised drinking glass to take home. This is a fun workshop – ideal for beginners wanting to spend a creative day making something special.

This workshop is a perfect experience to share with friends and family and would make a fantastic gift for a creative loved one. You can choose this gift option from the drop down menu.

The class is made even more enjoyable simply by the setting. The Glass Quarter Designs studio is well equipped, and has an inspiring, creative atmosphere and of course is based at the wonderful Red House Glass Cone. You could have lunch sitting by the canal or try our on site cafe. Take a walk around the beautiful historic building and visit the numerous other craft studios on site.

All materials and tools will be provided. No previous knowledge required. Please insure that you wear fully closed shoes and practical clothing. Price £65 half day and £130 full day.

£3.00£130.00

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KILN FIRED GLASS PAINTING WORKSHOP

This is a brilliant contemporary glass course tought by glass artist Charlotte H Martin using techniques that are a couple of millennia old! The fantastic glass pieces you will create will not fade or alter over time. They will be permanently beautiful for the next 1000 years (just don’t drop it!)

Within the workshop you will learn how to cut glass safely, and different paint application techniques. The class will use our own method of glass painting, which gives a beautifully subtle three dimensional effect to the glass created.

All you need to bring is yourself and your enthusiasm! Though any pictures or subject material can be gladly incorporated into your work.

This workshop is a perfect experience to share with friends and family and would make a fantastic gift for a creative loved one. You can choose this gift option from the drop down menu.

The class is made even more enjoyable simply by the setting. The Glass Quarter Designs studio is well equipped, and has an inspiring, creative atmosphere and of course is based at the wonderful Red House Glass Cone. You could have lunch sitting by the canal or try our on site cafe. Take a walk around the beautiful historic building and visit the numerous other craft studios on site.

All materials and tools will be provided. No previous knowledge required. Please insure that you wear fully closed shoes and practical clothing. Price £65 per session

£65.00£68.00

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VINTAGE CHINA AND GLASS MOSAIC HEART/BIRD

HALF DAY COURSE
28th January

10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm
Price: £45

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During this half day workshop, you will make a beautiful heart hanger using vintage crockery pieces and glass with various effects.

Sarah will demonstrate how to safely use the tools and equipment, to cut and shape the crockery and glass. Then you can pick the colours and design the hanger. Sarah will talk you through the mosaicing process from designing, arranging, gluing and grouting.

The class is made even more enjoyable simply by the setting. The Glass Quarter Designs studio is well equipped, and has an inspiring, creative atmosphere and of course is based at the wonderful Red House Glass Cone. You could have lunch sitting by the canal or try our on site cafe. Take a walk around the beautiful historic building and visit the numerous other craft studios on site.

All materials and tools will be provided. No previous knowledge required. Please ensure you wear fully closed shoes and practical clothing.

£3.00£45.00

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