Lampwork Glass Bead Classes / Courses / Tuition

We offer a range of Lampwork Classes and Fused Glass Classes from our Burton On Trent studio on the Derbyshire, Staffordshire border to get you started in Lampwork or Fusing.

All the courses are one to one, or one to two if you bring a friend, this means you spend as much time as possible learning and not waiting for others to take their turn.

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Courses are as follows:

Lampwork Beadmaking Taster Classes

This is a 3 to 4 hour taster course to give you a sample of bead making, ideal if you are unsure if lampwork glass is for you.

All aspects of bead making for beginners will be covered, tools & equipment, health & safety, types of glass etc followed by demonstration of basic tasks such as pulling stringers and making a basic bead. At the end of the course you will have made a basic bead and have an idea of what you need to start making your own beads. All beads made on the day will be posted to you after they have been annealed in our kiln.

The course can run either morning or afternoon to suit your needs and refreshments will be provided. Weekend dates are available but limited, we will contact you after purchase to book the date.

Price: £80 

Bring a friend discounted price for 2: £120 


Lampwork Beadmaking Full Day Classes

This is a full day intensive course to give you an introduction to bead making.

All aspects of bead making for beginners will be covered, tools & equipment, health & safety, types of glass etc followed by demonstration and practice of basic tasks such as pulling stringers and making various types of basic beads.

At the end of the course you will have made several styles of bead and be familiar with the tools and equipment of bead making and how to use them safely. All beads made on the day will be posted to you after they have been annealed in our kiln.

We aim to run the course 10am – 5:30pm with a break for light refreshments but times are flexible around your needs. Weekend dates are available but limited, we will contact you after purchase to book the date.

Price: £160

Bring a friend discounted price for 2: £240 


Lampwork Beadmaking 2 Day / Weekend Classes

This is a 2 day intensive course to give you an introduction to bead making.

All aspects of bead making for beginners will be covered, tools & equipment, health & safety, types of glass etc followed by demonstration and practice of basic tasks such as pulling stringers and making various types of basic beads. The second day of the course will cover any aspects you would like to concentrate on, from discussing equipment options in detail, practice different types of bead or trying your hand at more complex beads, its up to you.

At the end of the course you will have made several styles of bead, be familiar with the different tools and equipment of bead making, how to use them safely and which ones may be most suitable for you in setting up your own studio. All beads made on the day will be posted to you after they have been annealed in our kiln.

We aim to run the course 10:00 am – 5:30pm each day with a break for light refreshments but times are flexible around your needs. Weekend dates are available but limited, we will contact you after purchase to book the date.

Price: £240

Bring a friend discounted price for 2: £360


Glass Fusing Full Day Classes

This is a full day intensive course to give you an introduction to glass fusing.

All aspects of fusing for beginners will be covered, tools & equipment, health & safety, kilns, types of glass etc followed by demonstration and practice of cutting and shaping glass.

Afterwards you will make your choice of a jewellery pendant, a Christmas decoration or a coaster. These will then be fused in our kilns overnight and posted to you the next day once annealed and cooled.

At the end of the course you will have made at least one item, be familiar with the required tools & equipment and how to use them safely.

We aim to run the course 10am – 5:30pm with a break for light refreshments but times are flexible around your needs. Weekend dates are available but limited, we will contact you after purchase to book the date.

Price: £160

Bring a friend discounted price for 2: £240

For further information please Contact us.