welcome to Chameleon Designs Lampwork glass and Jewellery
 
 

 

classes

Classes take place in my professional studio, just outside Wem, Shropshire

 

I offer a range of classes to suit individual requirments from a 3 hour taster for those who have never touched glass to in depth technique based classes for experienced lampworkers wanting to hone their skills in a specific area.

 

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Taster Session - 3 Hours

If you are fascinated by glass and have always wanted to have a go, this is perfect for you, giving you a chance to try working with molten glass to form beads in the flame, making a small collection of beads to take home with you.

 

Beginners Class - One or Two days.

In this class we will cover in depth health and safety and setting up a torch. You can try working on both a "hot head" torch and working on a duel fuel "Minor burner" the traditional options for beginners.

What the class covers will depend on the duration and your interests but will include some of the following-

Making a basic bead
Making different basic shapes - tube, barrel, round, donut etc
Applying dots and dot patterns
Making and applying stringer and twisties
Working with frit
Using presses to shape beads

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Intermediate & Advanced Classes - One or Two Days intensive

For the lampworker who has some experience and wants to further their skills this class is tailored to what you are interested in learning and may cover one or several of the following -


Fine stringer work
Using enamels & pixie dust
Encasing
Applying dichro
Making and applying murrini
Blowing Shards
Working with transfers
Working off mandrel
Working with Lustres
Applying cz’s
Making mini vessels
Working with silver glass
Metal inclusions, leaf, foil, mesh and shim
Sandblasting and Etching
Grinding and Polishing
Design and finding your own style

 

Courses

If you would like to take a class but find full days difficult to take in or to fit into your schedule, I am now taking bookings for short courses, between 4 to 8 weeks duration from as little as 2 hours a week. Perfect for those who like to go away and practise a technique and get feedback at the next session and those who like to see a progresion or work up to a collection of work covering a specific technique. Available for all levels of experience.

 

Tea and Coffee are provided for all classes, and for day classes a light lunch. I have a collection of glass books that you are welcome to browse while you are here and a selection of beads by other makers as well as some of my own work on display.

Classes take place in my own studio just outside Wem in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. It is an easy drive from Whitchurch or Shrewsbury. Should you wish to stay locally I have a list of local accomodation.

For more information and available dates please email me.

 

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