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Blow your Own Drinking Glass

8th June / 21st July / 15th September

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

17th March 19 / 11th May 19 / 23rd June
9:30am – 12pm & 1:00pm – 3:30pm

£70 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.

£70.00

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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.
1st December
10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm

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.
7th December
10am – 12pm & 1:30pm – 3:30pm

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 + 
14th December
10am – 12pm & 1:30pm – 3:30pm

£45 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

£45.00

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Full Day Mosaic Picture Workshop

2nd June: 10am – 5pm

£80 per person
6 people per class, age 14+

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

During this full day workshop, you will make your own beautiful mosaic framed picture using vintage crockery pieces and glass with various effects.

We will look at some ideas and design your work of art or you can come with an idea and Sarah will help you achieve it.

​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 mosaicking process of 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.

£80.00

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Fused Glass Coaster or Dish Workshop

18th May / 29th September 

9:30am – 12pm & 1:00pm – 3:30pm

£40 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!

£40.00

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Fused Glass Jewellery Workshop

23rd March | 22nd September
10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm

£40 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

£40.00

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Fused Glass Picture Curve

22nd June | 19th October | 16th November |
10am-12pm or 1.30pm-3.30pm

£40 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 had a go at fused glass before or are a complete beginner, come along and turn your designs into a piece of art you’ll be proud of!

During the 2 hour session you will be shown how to cut and layer glass and also how to produce your pieces from your own ideas. With a variety of colours and forms of glass and techniques available for you to use you can be as adventurous as you want!

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!

​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.

£40.00

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Fused Glass Picture Workshop

27th July | 9th November 
10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm

£40 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 in a fun and relaxed environment? Whether you have had a go at fused glass art before or are a complete beginner, this workshop is a great way to learn a variety of glass fusing techniques and to meet some new creative people, come along and make a beautiful fused glass picture to be proud of.

In the morning session we will discuss and design your ideas, create the background using glass powders frits and metals. Then later we will use all the different glass colours, equipment and techniques available in our studio including lampwork torches, to bring your pictures to life.

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!

​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.

£40.00

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Fused Glass Suncatcher Workshop

Dates 2019
25th May / 17th August
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

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 into 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!

£35.00

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Glass Blowing Experience, Blow your Own Christmas Bauble

6th October
26th / 23rd / 24th / 30th November
1st / 7th / 8th / 14th / 15th / 21st / 22nd December 

9.30am-12pm & 1pm-3.30pm

£62 per person. 10 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 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.

£62.00

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Glass Blowing Experience, Blow your Own Easter Egg

6th April | 13th April 2019
9.30am – 12pm & 1pm – 3.30pm

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 glass Easter egg 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 glass Easter egg. 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.

£42.00

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Glass Blowing Experience, Blow Your Own Vase

Dates
19th May | 6th July | 3rd August | 28th September
9.30am-12pm & 1-3.30pm

£62 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.

£62.00

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Iridescent Glass Jewellery

5th May | 14th July | 10th & 11th August | 20th October |  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

23rd March / 5th October 2019
9.30am – 12pm / 1pm – 3.30pm

£62 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

£62.00

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Merry Mosaics Workshop

30th November
15th 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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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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Statement Bead Necklace Workshop

18th August
10am – 4pm

£90 per person
4 people per class, age 14+

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

Come and make some original glass beads and create your own unique jewellery!

Join glass bead artist Sarah Cordingley for a wonderfully creative and fun-filled workshop learning the great techniques of lampwork glass bead making. This intimate workshop of 4 people is suitable for complete beginners and those wanting to improve their skills. During this session, Sarah will take you through techniques such as creating stripes of colour, encasing to create a magnified pattern, spots, swirls and much more! Choose the colours you would like to use from our glass store and by the end the session  you will have made a unique glass bead necklace to be proud of.

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.

​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.

£90.00

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Vintage Mosaic House Sign Workshop

12th May | 21st July | 1st September | 6th October  19

10am – 1pm / 2pm – 5pm

£50 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.

£50.00

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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

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

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:

Frit & wraps |  Dot & twists  |  Charm beads  |  Acorn beads  |  Creature beads

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

£55.00

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