Marble Making Taster Day
Discover how to make borosilicate art marbles and learn the basic skills for hot glass. On this one day course you will learn a little about the marble industry and some of its famous artists before making a few experimental marbles using two of the most common lampworking marble techniques, namely the cane and compression techniques. These techniques give scope for a wide range of effects and are solid foundations to progress into advanced marble making.
The aim of the day is to develop the skills and confidence to produce one clear, one cane and one compression marble.
No previous experience neccessary.
Our facilities are available for hire, so you can come into the studio and practice in your own time once the tutor has agreed that you're suitably experienced.
Classes are restricted to a minimum of six students to ensure individual attention.
This course will be taught by Charlie Donegan, a lampworker and glass blower who has just returned from a two-year glass-working expedition in Canada. We are very lucky to have him with us to share his skills.
What do I need to bring?
Nothing but yourself and a sturdy pair of closed-toed shoes. If you have long hair, please wear it tied back, and avoid wearing synthetic clothes or long flowing sleeves. (Short sleeves or tight fitting long sleeves are best.) Jeans are recommended. All your glass, materials, tools and use of kilns, along with light refreshments are provided.
We will provide a delicious cold lunch from Pret a Manger as well as light refreshments throughout the day. Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements. We will do our best to cater to everyone but this cannot always be guaranteed.
What are the course times?
The course starts at 10am and runs until approximately 4pm depending on progress.
We will try to make our courses accessible to all however if you have any disabilities or physical limitations of any kind we ask that you discuss it with us before booking.
Looking for a gift?
Why not buy a course as a unique gift? If you're unsure of a suitable date you can buy a voucher and let them choose their own! Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase and need to be used to book a specific date within that time. A booking is not confirmed until the voucher has been validated against a specific date.
For cancellations made 4 weeks in advance we offer a full refund or one free date change. For cancellations made 3 weeks in advance we offer a 75% refund or one free date change. For cancellations made 2 weeks in advance we can only offer a 50% refund. If we receive less than 2 weeks’ notice we are unable to offer a refund or date change on course places. If a date change has been requested we cannot offer a refund on a subsequent cancellation.
Marbles shown courtesy of course tutor Charlie Donegan.