Beginners Glass Beadmaking 1

Jo Tricker Glass


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"Jo gave me a fantastic lesson on glass bead making. She was friendly and professional at all times and safety was paramount. I thoroughly enjoyed the one to one teaching and learned a lot. I had fun too! Thanks Jo"

Julie Secker, Tauranga

Doughnut Beads, Round Beads, Dots and Spots, Stripes:

Come and learn the ancient and fascinating method of creating flameworked glass beads (also known as lampworking) where glass is melted in a flame using an oxygen and LPG torch. 

Learn how to make basic doughnut beads and round beads in colours of your choice, and how  to decorate your bead with dots and spots, and stripes.  In addition you will learn about safety, tools, equipment, proper lighting and annealing glass beads for strength and durability.  All glass materials, use of equipment, gas, kiln firing, and safety gear is included.  As your beads need to be processed in a kiln afterwards, they can not be taken home on the day.  The cost of *posting your beads is also included in the fee.

*Please note that if you reside in America, as of March 2019 New Zealand postage prices have increased dramatically due to security.  The price stated includes only non-tracking with a delivery time of 14 days.   If you require your bead parcel to be tracked, it will be an additional charge of NZ $50.

These classes are a private lesson for two hours working at your own pace with glassmaker Jo Tricker.  Come on your own or bring a friend - the torch can be shared across two people if you book two consecutive lessons.  Tuition is conducted in Jo's own 75 sq m studio in the Judea Industrial Estate.  Minimum age requirement is 12 years of age - parents are welcome to stay with their child.   

Give a gift with a difference!!   A bead-making lesson is a really great present for friends or family members!   

Lessons are available on Wednesday to Friday between 9 and 2.30pm and on Saturday mornings, at a time that can be negotiated with you.   To make a lesson time please contact me on jo@jotrickerglass.com or 0274621655 and you can then purchase your lesson online. 

Studio hire is available for students who do not have their own equipment and wish to continue practising what they have learnt.  Studio hire is only available to those who have completed a Beadmaking class with Jo.  

Jo is passionate about glass and has been glassmaking for 9 years.  She is proficient in fusing, casting and flameworking techniques.  In addition, Jo was an English Language Teacher for three years in the private sector, teaching English to those in the age range of 18 - 80 years.   To see more of her bio please click here

To see a video on flameworking and how it is done, please click here:


SKU: 10011 TAG: beadmaking

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