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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 – sold out
10am – 4pm

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

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

On this wonderfully creative and fun workshop you will learn the 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 of 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 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

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

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 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.

For more information please click here

£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.

£5.00£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 wonderfully creative and fun filled day at the Cone.

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 pieces of jewellery and a fused glass pieces you’ll be proud of.

Lamp-work glass – Sarah will teach you the basic techniques needed to create glass beads. You will have a large choice of colours and one to 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 create 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

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

14th September / 2nd November

Times- 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm

£49 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.

£49.00

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Engraved Picture Bowl

21st September 2019
Times: 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm

£55 per person. 6 people per class, age 14+

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

Itching for etching?! This fantastic glass engraving course is taught by glass artist Charlotte Hughes-Martin. In this etching workshop you will learn how to design and engrave your very own picture bowl.

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. ​You will learn to engrave on both flat glass and then create a personalised glass bowl to take home. This is a fun workshop – ideal for beginners.

This creative class is a perfect experience to share with friends and family and would make a fantastic gift for a creative loved one. 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.

£55.00

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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

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£130.00

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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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Vintage crockery & Glass Mosaic hanger

3rd November
Times: 10am-1pm or 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 a beautiful heart or bird hanger using vintage crockery pieces and glass. Sarah will demonstrate how to safely use the tools and equipment, to cut and shape the crockery and glass. You can then pick the colours and design your piece. Sarah will talk you through the mosaicking process from designing, arranging, gluing to grouting the finished piece.

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.

£4.00£45.00

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Nature’s hue, spot Glass bead earrings

Hand made Nature’s hue glass bead earrings with Sterling silver hooks  

Hand crafted glass bead earrings each hand made bead is securely mounted on sterling silver studs. Each pair of earrings are individually hand made to order and may vary slightly.
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£19.00

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Nature’s hue spotty glass bead necklace

Nature’s hue spotty glass bead, lampwork glass bead necklace

Hand crafted glass bead necklace. Fashioned on a black, round, Greek leather thong with a silver plated fastenings. Each bead is kiln annealed and individually hand made to order (may vary slightly). If you require a different length from the default size of 16 inches or would prefer a brown thong please get in touch within 24 hours of purchase.  Delivery Information

£16.00

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Natures hue glass BEAD BRACELET

Amber, pearl and lustre glass woven macramé bracelet.

Hand crafted lampwork glass bead woven macramé bracelet. Fashioned on black waxed cotton. Each bead is kiln annealed and individually made to order (may vary slightly). If you prefer brown or cream waxed cotton please get in touch within 24 hrs of purchase.
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£34.00

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Natures swirl Glass bead heart necklace & earrings

Hand crafted, lampwork glass bead earrings and necklace set.

Hand crafted glass heart bead necklace with matching earrings. The earrings have sterling silver hooks, the necklace has a silver plated 18″ chain.  Both necklace and earrings are individually hand-made to order and may vary slightly making them unique to you. Delivery Information Each set comes in a beautiful gift box.

£40.00

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Red Glass bead heart necklace & earrings

Hand crafted, lampwork glass bead earrings and matching heart necklace.

Hand crafted glass heart bead necklace with matching earrings. The earrings have sterling silver hooks, the necklace has a silver plated 18″ chain.  Both necklace and earrings are individually hand-made to order and may vary slightly making them unique to you. Delivery Information Each set comes in a beautiful gift box.

£40.00

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PUMPKIN SWIRL glass bead Earrings

Hand crafted, lampwork glass bead earrings.

Hand crafted glass bead earrings. Each hand-made bead is securely mounted on sterling silver studs. Each pair of earrings are individually hand-made to order and may vary slightly. Delivery Information

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Whiskers, Hand blown glass paperweights

Whiskers, Hand blown glass paperweights

These are hand blown paperweights in the form of a stylized cat. The main body is blown and sculpted in molten glass then its tail and whiskers are engraved onto the piece once cooled.

 Available in various colours. Dimensions: 14 x 9cm Approx

This item is handmade to order, please CONTACT US  before purchasing if you need it delivered by a certain date and the artist will see if they can accommodate you. The piece may vary slightly from the photograph because of its handmade nature.

£50.00

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