A one day course making necklace pendants with borosilicate glass in the flame.
Come and explore the seemingly limitless world of borosilicate pendants. Borosilicate is a formula of glass that is far stronger than traditional soda lime glass. This allows the artist more opportunities as to what they create. We will look at the basics of pendant design, how to make nice bail loops and solid pendants, and there will also be tutorials on some of the more complicated techniques such as hollow sculpture. Students can expect to create anywhere up to 5 solid pendants of varying designs including but not exclusive to: twistie cane, space tech, and sculpted pendants. The opportunities that this course will present will allow the student to achieve functional results as well as learning the techniques to offer much further development after the course.
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.) 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 4pm depending on progress. There is a chance that it may overrun 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.
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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.