Venue - Tuffnell Glass Studios, Rudston , East Yorkshire, YO25 4UD
Date - 15th & 16th July 2017
Time - 10am -5pm
Class level - Intermediate
Tea & coffee are provided free of charge throughout the day, there will be a 30 minute lunch break.
Please bring your own eye protection, all glass , tools , mandrels and torches are provided. If you need a creation station or any other special tools please let us know before the class so we can arrange these items for you .
So this story started during the Spring of 2014, when my better-half became pregnant. I really loved marbles very dearly during my childhood , like most kids . So I came up with the idea of collecting some for my future child.
While browsing through flea markets and classified ads , I stumbled upon these wonderful modern handmade art marbles crafted with the torch. I had an illumination! I didn't just feel like making "marbles", It was more of a calling ! I HAD to do it!
I taught myself to work glass with a torch. Thanks to the internet , threads and groups , I filled my mind with as much information as I could , in order to set up my own workshop as soon as possible!
I took a little class where I learned to craft a glass bead , just to see how the torch worked and how the glass reacts to the flame. At that moment , the magic was born in front of my eyes and in my heart. I went back a couple of times as a free workshop user, just to try heating and melting glass.....I was already hooked!
I love working with silver and i enjoy very much trying out new experiments with other metals and minerals. I still have many ideas and inspiration for the creation of a new glass spheres as well as other objects to come.