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Blow your Own Drinking Glass

14th October & 10th February:  9.30am-12pm & 1 – 3.30pm

£52 per person. 8 people per class, age 14+

Location
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ

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 drinking vessel.

With expert tuition from glass artist Charlotte Hughes Martin, you will make your very own hand blown glass. Maybe get some friends and family to join you and make a 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.

£52.00

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Blow your own glass bowl

26th January 19 / 17th March 19 / 11 May 19
9:30am – 12pm & 1:00pm – 3:30pm

£64 per person. 6 people per class, age 14+

Location
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ

 Want to have a go at glass blowing? This course is a great introduction to the art. In a small group of 6 people, you will be shown how to correctly and safely handle hot glass. You will learn the techniques for creating a bowl to be proud of and use year after year or to give as a gift. Craft a lasting memory in glass via a creative process that has been passed down since the time of the Ancient Phoenicians.

With expert tuition from glass artist Charlotte Hughes Martin, you will make your very own hand blown glass bud vase. Maybe invite some friends or 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.

£64.00

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Festive Fusing Workshop

Christmas Decorations – The session will be spent making lovely fused glass Christmas decorations while getting into the spirit of things.
3rd November / 9th December
10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm

Xmas Curves – In this session you will make a Christmas themed, curved glass, free standing picture to go in front of candles or on a window sill.
1st December
10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm

Festive Anarchy –  In this session you will make whatever you like! Using all that is left in the studio, go crazy and make whatever you like… suitable for all ages from 7 + 
15th December
10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm

£35 per person. 8 people per class

Location
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ

Whether you want to try a new craft, get Christmasy creative with the skills you already have, or simply have a go while singing some Christmas tunes, all are welcome!

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 into Christmas art.

The class is made even more enjoyable simply by the setting inside the grounds of 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. 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

£35.00

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Fused Glass Coaster or Dish Workshop

26th January 19 / 17th March 19 / 11 May 19
9:30am – 12pm & 1:00pm – 3:30pm

£35 per person. 8 people per class, age 14+

Location
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ

Fancy getting creative with glass? Whether you have done glass fusing before or are a complete beginner, you are welcome to this fabulous workshop. Come along and turn your designs into work to be proud of.

Create a beautiful set of coasters or small dish, to be able to show off and use. During this session you will be shown how to cut and layer glass and also how to design your pieces from scratch. With so many colours and forms of glass to choose from and various techniques available you can be as adventurous as you like!

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 into art!

£35.00

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Fused Glass Jewellery Workshop

23rd March
10am – 12pm / 1pm – 3pm

£35 per person. 8 people per class, age 14+

Location
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ

Fused glass jewellery is beautiful to wear and fun to make! It’s a fantastic way to have a play with glass fusing. With all the different colours and forms of glass available to you as well as metals, you are sure to make some fantastic wearable jewellery.

You will be able to make a few pendants and earring during the session, and choose from a variety of  ways for the final assembly of your pieces. Holes drilled and the findings for 3 necklaces and a pair of earrings will be provided but more options are available for a small extra charge.

Come with friends or make some new ones during this fun workshop, suitable for all.

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 into jewellery.

​The courses are held 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

£35.00

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Fused Glass Suncatcher Workshop

Dates 2019
23rd February / 27th April / 25th May
10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm

£30 per person. 8 people per class, age 14+

Location
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ

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

Create a stunning glass sun-catcher to take home while trying out a new craft. During this session you will be shown how to cut and layer glass and also how to design your own creation to 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 on the site of the Red House Glass Cone in the heart of the Glass Quarter. You could 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

We hope you’ll join us soon!

£30.00

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Glass Blowing Experience, Blow your Own Vase

Dates
13th January | 24th February | 28th April | 19th May
9.30am-12pm & 1-3.30pm

£52 per person 8 people per class, age 14+

Location
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ

Want to have a go at glass blowing? This workshop is a great introduction to the art. In a small group of 8 people, you will be shown how to correctly and safely handle hot glass. You will learn the techniques for creating a vase to be proud of. Craft a lasting memory in glass via a creative process that has been passed down since the time of the Egyptians.

With expert tuition from glass artist Charlotte Hughes Martin, you will make your very own hand blown glass bud vase. Maybe get some friends and family to join you and make a 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.

£52.00

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Handmade Gift Card

If you are purchasing a creative workshop as a gift; it may be a nice idea to print off the receipt you get upon purchase and present it in a handmade gift card depicting the Cone. Let us know the special occasion and we’ll send a card that fits ie Christmas, anniversary, birthday etc.

Just add a card to your basket along with any other purchases then pay at the end.

Christmas card cone colours are: Dark blue, medium blue, pink, gold, red, silver.

 

£4.00

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Iridescent Glass Jewellery

9th January 2019

£45 per person. 8 people per class, age 14+

Location
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ

Everybody loves a bit of sparkle, so why not come on this fused glass workshop, where you can make jewellery using iridescent glass (dichroic glass). You will learn how to create an image within the glass and can choose from a range of colours. Suitable for beginners or people wanting to learn a new technique. You will be taught how to cut, layer & etch on to the glass. Your pieces will then be fired and made into pendants or earrings for you to collect (we can post your finished pieces for a small cost).

The courses are held 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.

£4.00£45.00

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Make Your Own Crystal Paperweight

23 March 2019
9.30am – 12pm / 1pm – 3.30pm

£52 per person. 8 people per class, age 14+

Location
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ

Join this workshop and leave having made your very own lead crystal paperweight. In a small group of 6 people, you will be shown how to correctly and safely handle hot glass. You will learn the techniques for creating a glass paper weight, adding colour, bubbles and swirls in your design. Craft a lasting memory in glass via a creative process that has been passed down since the time of the Ancient Phoenicians.

With expert tuition from glass artist Charlotte Hughes Martin, you will make your very own crystal paperweight. Maybe invite some friends or 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.

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

£52.00

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Merry Mosaics Workshop

10th, 18th November
8th, 16th December
10am – 1pm / 2pm – 5pm

£45 per person. 6 people per class, age 14+

Location
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ

Tis’ the season to be crafting! Come join Sarah and start getting into the spirit with some Christmas themed mosaic classes. Whether you want to learn a new skill, or use the skills you have already developed; come along and make some fab Christmas decorations.

​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 start to design the piece. Sarah will talk you through the mosaicking process of designing, arranging, gluing & grouting.​

The class is made even more enjoyable simply by the setting inside the grounds of 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. 

£45.00

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Mosaic House Number Sign Workshop

20th January 19
17th February 19

10am – 1pm / 2pm – 5pm

£45 per person. 6 people per class, age 14+

Location
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ

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.

£45.00

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Printmaking Workshop

This fantastic print making workshop is run at the wonderful Ruskin Craft Centre. You can choose from 5 print disciplines; linocut, engraving, dry-point, mono-type and collagraph.

Saturdays, 10.30am – 4pm.

If you would like to do a workshop but need a buddy to pair up with we have people waiting. Just let us know you’re availability and what print disciplines you are interested in and we’ll add you to the list.  

Artist Mike Allison has a printmaking workshop at the Ruskin Craft Centre. He specialises in relief printmaking, in particular engraving and linocuts. He also offers tuition in collagraph, drypoint and monotype.

Mike has exhibited his prints widely and is a past chair of Birmingham printmakers.  He is currently working on 100 views of Birmingham, using a combination of relief printmaking techniques.
Mike offers workshops to groups of two people at a time on Saturdays. The sessions are from 10.30am – 4pm and cost £110 for the session (1 person is £110, two people pay £55 each). Participants can choose from linocut, engraving, dry-point, mono-type and collagraph. Please get in touch here to arrange a Saturday that suits.

£110.00

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GLASS BEAD WORKSHOP HALF & FULL DAYS

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch to arrange.

Location
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ

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Max 5 people per class, age 14+

Location
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ

One person – Half Day – £90
Full Day – £170
Two People – Half Day – £65 each
Full Day – £110 each
Three or more people – Half Day – £55 each
Full Day – £90 each

Join glass bead artist Sarah Cordingley for a wonderfully creative, fun-filled day/half day learning the great techniques for making lampwork glass beads. On this workshop Sarah will take you through bead making techniques including spots, twists and the use of glass frits. It’s then over to you to have a go yourself.

Your beads will be annealed in the kiln and will be available for you to collect the following week or we can post your beads to you for a small charge. Torch time is available at an hourly rate once you’ve graduated!

What’s included in the price?
The courses are held at 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.

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.

Please get in touch before booking to see about Sarah’s availability. If you have a date in mind let us know.

£3.00£450.00

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HOT GLASS BEAD WORKSHOPS

Hot Glass Bead Making

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£55 per person. 4 people per class, age 14+

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Location
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ

On this workshop you will have an introduction to glass bead making (also known as lampwork). Glass artist Sarah Cordingley will take you through bead making techniques including spots, twists and use of glass frits. It’s then over to you to have a go yourself. As part of a small friendly group of 4. You will get plenty of help from Sarah.

Your beads will be annealed in the kiln overnight and then will be available for you to collect the following week. We can post your beads to you for a small extra charge. Torch time is available at an hourly rate once you’ve graduated!

What’s included in the price?

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.

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 lick here. Or go ahead and book your place from the drop down menu above.

£4.00£55.00

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Glass Techniques Day

Get in touch to arrange a date that suits you!

£130 per person, age 14+

Location
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ

Join fused glass artist Jane Ellis and lamp-work glass artist Sarah Cordingley for a wonderful and creative fun filled day learning great techniques using glass.

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You will be joining fused glass artist Jane Ellis and lamp-work glass artist Sarah Jones for a wonderful and creative day with glass. You will spend half the day learning how to make glass beads and the other half learning fused glass techniques. You will come away with a beautiful piece of jewellery and a fused glass pieces made by you.

Lamp-work glass – Sarah will teach you the basic techniques needed to create glass beads. You will have a great choice of colours and one on one tuition insuring you come away with a piece of jewellery you are sure to be thrilled with.

Fused Glass – Jane will walk you through the skills needed to created your own unique piece of glass. You can make either a wall hanger, set of coasters or a dish. Jane will show you how to cut break and layer the sheet glass in order to make your ideas come to life.

If you would like to find out more about the artists visit the artists page 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

12th January / 9th February / 16th March / 14th April

Times- 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm

£45 per person. 8 people per class, age 14+

Location
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ

 

fused-bowl

This workshop is a great way to give fused glass a try especially 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. Using and layering smashed glass and frit you will be able to apply a bold colourful design to your piece.

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.

£45.00

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Fused Glass Workshops

Get in touch to arrange a date that suits you!

£130 full day or £65 half day, per person, age 14+

Location
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ

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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)

£65 half day / £130 full day, age 14+

Location
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ

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 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.

£3.00£130.00

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KILN FIRED GLASS PAINTING WORKSHOP

Get in touch to arrange a date!

£65 per person. 8 people per class, age 14+

Location
Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone. DY8 4AZ

This is a brilliant contemporary glass course taught 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 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 person.

£65.00£68.00

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