The Tartan Trout
All classes include the following:
I find there are two categories of beginners, those that want a day out doing something a little different and those that are intending to take up bead making in the future and want to learn a few basic skills. I can tailor your lesson to suit your individual requirements.
Improvers/Specific Skills in Lampwork
Whether you have only a few hours torch experience or have been lampworking for sometime, I can help you improve your existing skills and develop your knowledge as well as cover a wide range of techniques of your choice including the following:
Taming dots, raking and twisting dots, using silver, encasing, making bracelet beads and getting to grips with presses and bead rollers.
If there is something not listed that you had in mind please contact me to dicuss.
Beads To Jewellery
This class is for those that have no jewellery making experience and have had a beginners lampworking full day with me. You will learn a few basic wire work and assembly skills to turn your own handmade lampwork beads into jewellery. Practice pieces will be made up using silver plated components but your final pieces using your own lampwork (and spacers of mine if needed) will be made using Sterling silver. The class would be best taken the day after your beginners class but can be taken at a later date if needed.
One to one full day beginners (6 hours) - £125
Two to one full day beginners (6 hours) - £190
One to one taster session (3 hours) - £60
Two to one taster session (3 hours) - £90
Improvers or specific skills full day (6 hours) - £125
Beads To Jewellery Morning or Afternoon for one person (3 hours) - £70
Beads To Jewellery Morning or Afternoon for two persons (3 hours) - £100
Jewellery lesson (3 hours) min 3 people - £30 per person
Torch Rental - £7.50/hour
Torch rental is only available to previous students of mine (sorry only 1 torch available) and for a minimum of 3 hours. The price includes the following:
• use of the Nortel Minor Burner and didymium safety glasses.
• use of pre-dipped mandrels that are ready to go.
• use of kiln, oxygen, propane, ventilation.
• use of a wide array of tools and books.
• postage of your own annealed (not cleaned) beads the following working day.
A wide range of glass is available to purchase by the rod.
Rented torch time does not officially include any input from me, although I will be there working on my own things and am usually happy to chat and answer questions.
Should you wish to stay overnight, affordable accommodation is available locally.