Beginners Glass Beadmaking Class 2
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Barrel Beads, Shaping, Making a Stringer, Raking, Frits and Powders.
This class follows on from Beginners Beadmaking Class 1. In this lesson you will learn how to make barrel shaped beads, how to shape the glass in different ways, how to pull your own stringer, how to make patterns on your bead using a raking technique, and how to apply glass powders and frits for different effects. All glass materials, gas, kiln firing and safety gear is included.
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.
Participants must have already completed Beginners Glass Beadmaking Class 1 in order to do this class, or to have prior beadmaking experience.
Lessons are available on weekdays between 9 and 2.30pm and on Saturday mornings at a time that can be negotiated with you. The lesson fee covers all materials, use of equipment and kiln firing time.
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 either Beginners Glass Beadmaking 1 or 2.
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: