Autumn is here & Summer work in pictures

A new Short Thursday Evening Course in Copper Foiling

It was great to get going again in late May, teaching three people at a time in Workshops. There is nothing quite like meeting folk face to face to create with glass.

I am still keeping all workshops to three people attending to keep us safe. But it is good to be back in an ‘almost regular’ swing of things.

The new dates for workshops and courses for this Autumn are filling up much quicker than I expected. I think people are keen in a safe way to get out and about again. A bit of creative play and making with colourful glass is so good for the soul.

I am running a new short evening course in Copper Foiling 4 weekly sessions on a Thursday 6pm – 8.30pm, suitable for beginners and those with experience. There currently is one place on the course starting on Thursday 30th September and two places on the course starting on 18th November. Do contact me if you are interested and find more information here.

Here is the summer work starting from when we could open in May in pictures, in no particular order:

If you would like to be kept informed of new dates for workshops and courses please do contact me and I will add you to the emailing list.

New Year 2021 – wishing for creative fun

 New Year workshops dates starting in February 2021 

Novembers workshops were postponed, most people have had their workshops re-scheduled to February and March 2021, but there is still plenty of places for people to book onto or buy as Christmas gifts. 

I do have one space on the Introduction to Copper Foiling workshop on the 12th December, which has a Christmas theme, do contact me for more info.  (this workshop has been limited to two spaces only)

Links for more information on Workshops below:

Introduction to Copper Foiling: one day workshop

Stained glass for beginners weekend workshops

In the meantime I am having some fun creating a stained glass honey-comb with the Manchester bee design, along with a few Christmas decorations. I’m especially enjoying the iridescent glass!

NEW WORKSHOPS for November and December

Stained glass and Copper Foiling NEW DATES are ready to roll! 

Having nearly run all the postponed workshops (due to Covid-19) I now have new dates for workshops in November and December. I am limiting class size to 3 people attending, we will be wearing masks, which has worked well for the postponed workshops. Other than demonstrations people will have a bench each to create at.

Check out the links below for more information.

Stained glass for beginners

Introduction to Copper Foiling

I aim to run evening classes again in the New Year 2021.

I am trialling a short copper foiling course of 3 or 4 weeks, running either daytime or evening. Previous students on the mailing list have filled one already. If you are interested in this type of short course please do contact me.

Stained glass and Lockdown

I love how diverse creativity can be. It’s good to see what people have been up to and share it.

Picture directly above shared by student with their cat Jess complimenting this inspired project using old painted stained glass fragments.

I have put together a happy slide show of stained glass and copper foiling made during lockdown shared by people who previously attended a workshop or courses. I do not take any credit for these works, I believe everyone was already rather talented, I was just part of the process of enabling creativity to come to the fore.

I have included pictures from classes which were rescheduled to September – a long but worthwhile wait.

I recognise that some wouldn’t have had space to work creatively or may have been adversely effected in many ways by Covid-19.  It has been a very hard time for many. I know at times my mood has dropped, with general worries about sustaining my studio and teaching. It was joyful to start teaching again. I am now positive I can continue, with some adjustments, including smaller class sizes and the joy of wearing masks and steamed up glasses.….a sense of humour is going to be a definite bonus. 

The next blog will have updates on new class and workshops dates.

Do contact me if you wish to be added to the mailing list and find out about new classes and workshops as soon as I have set the next dates.

Exceptional Times

Whilst the world is on hold, and we wait in self isolation to hopefully slow down the virus and give the NHS a fighting chance…

Lets look at some of the recent creations from workshops, courses and those who have carried on at home. Help keep our spirits up, maybe inspire each other to create and make, whilst I wait to re-schedule post-phoned workshops and courses.

I am starting to re-orientate how to precede with work and life in general.  Usually Artists are quite good at lateral thinking, but this, as for many, is being quite a challenge.  Talk about bringing communities together in shared experience. 

It was almost funny discovering this Tuesday  lunchtime that the studio would close by 6pm having just had word that someone wanted a commission, Yay and Ooh!  I tried to decide in a short space of time whether I should attempt to set up a home studio or not (space issue’s, free roaming cat Dr Seuss).  I rushed around, my brain in muddy confusion, collecting tools and a choice of glass together, squishing it  into my small car. How much and what glass and lead would I need…..how long is a piece of string type question.  I decided to problem solve the lack of space, workbench and cat later, one problem at a time. Today is Saturday, I have a wee home studio, bench as well, set up and ready to go! My hope is I can take small commissions, depending on the suppliers still open online….watch this space or send me an email if interested. 

I hope this slide show will  keep those creative juices flowing. Do email any lovely pictures of stained glass and copper foiling you have recently made or are making, I will post them onto the Facebook page to keep us all going.

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