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Fused Glass Suncatcher Workshop

3rd June 10am – 12pm
14th July 10am – 12pm
£30

MAXIMUM X8 PEOPLE PER CLASS

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

£30.00

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Glass Blowing Experience, Blow your Own Bud Vase

Saturday:
27th May – 1pm-3pm
21st July – 10am-12pm

£52 per person
Age 14+

Maximum x8 people per class
Location – Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone.

Want to have a go at glass blowing? This courses 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 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 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 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.

£3.00£52.00

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Glass Blowing Experience, Blow your Own drinking vessel

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Saturday:
19th May – 10am-12pm

 £52 per person

Maximum x8 people per class

Location – Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone.

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.

£3.00£52.00

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Mixed Media Collage Workshop

Tania is taking a break from teaching this class at the moment due to being so busy with her own work. She does intend to do more in the near future. Maybe sign up to our newsletter here for updates or follow us on Facebook. Thanks!


Supervised children welcome

Max x6 people per workshop

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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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.

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, 2 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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Stacked Glass Pattern Dish Workshop

17th June 2018

10am – 3pm

£75 each

Maximum x6 people per class.

Location – Glass Quarter Designs Ltd, Studio 14, Red House Glass Cone.

On this workshop you will make a pattern dish by cutting and stacking opaque and transparent glass. Jane will demonstrate how to handle and cut the glass safely. Then you will choose your dish shape and size and get designing! With Jane on hand to help you will cut and stack your chosen glass. The dish will then be fired and slumped for you.

Available base colours for your dish will be Brown, Orange, Grey, Turquoise, Green or Clear. Other colours maybe able to be supplied on request, depending on the cost of the glass there maybe a small additional charge. Please email for detail. glassquarterdesigns@gmail.com

We are able to book different dates than advertised for groups of up to 10 people. Please contact for details and prices.

What’s included in the price?

The course is 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.

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

£3.00£75.00

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Vintage China & Glass Mosaic House Number Sign Workshop

Sunday:
10th June

10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm
£45 per person

MAXIMUM X6 PEOPLE PER CLASS

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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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

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

Maximum five people

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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LAMPWORK GLASS BEAD WORKSHOP

Saturday 2nd June 10am – 1pm / 2pm – 5pm

Price: £55

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.

£55.00

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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 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

Workshop Dates:
23rd June – 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm

4th August – 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm

Price: £45

MAXIMUM X8 PEOPLE PER CLASS

fused-bowl

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 person.

£65.00£68.00

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VINTAGE CHINA AND GLASS MOSAIC HEART/BIRD

Sunday:
15th July

10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm
Price: £45

MAXIMUM X6 PEOPLE PER CLASS

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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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