Saturday 20 June 2009

Want to melt glass with me?

I taught some lessons at the start of the year and I said that they would be the only ones I would be teaching in 2009.

I said this because Chris and I were supposed to be getting a place together - I mean, we should be living together right now if we had got our arses in gear and done what we said we were going to do. But we didn't. It's tricky trying to sort out all that serious grown-up stuff when you only see each other every weekend. And the fact that we're not actual serious grown-ups doesn't help either. So, we're going to do the moving-in thing at the start of 2010 instead. And we will - we've bought a casserole dish together now for the Chris & Laura Box so we'll have to see it through ..... ;o)

Anyway, all that aside, I thought that once our Summer (ha ha) is over, I would begin teaching again. It's a tad warm to be melting glass next to a torch and kiln when it's hot and muggy outside. I do that and it's not great. So with that in mind I will be teaching every Tuesday from September 1st through to and including November 24th.

The lessons will be shorter than last time. The one-to-one lessons will run for five hours from 10.00am to 3.00pm. We can change those times if it suits you better. I'll provide tea, coffee and biscuits but unless you're up for a cheese and salad cream sandwich for lunch (my fave) you may want to bring a packed lunch with you. I do appreciate that not everyone likes cheese and salad cream sandwiches.

I will teach you what you want to learn, be it basic beginner beadmaking or more advanced techniques such as stringer application and encasing etc. You will be making beads on my Carlisle Mini CC torch in my light and airy conservatory ‘studio’ in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. I’ll also provide lesson notes and lots of beadmaking books for you to look at.

Each lesson will cost £130.00. I will need a 50% deposit (non-refundable) at the time of booking to secure your place with the balance payable on the day of your lesson. I accept payment by PayPal or cheque. Please email me for further information, to book a class or to enquire about available dates.

Thank you!


  1. Someone e-mailed me asking if I taught a couple of weeks ago, I have sent her an e-mail with a link to your blog so hopefully she'll book.

    Salad cream in sandwiches is a bit yummy! I can think of very few sandwiches that I like that aren't enhanced by it. Also - I just found out a few minutes ago that it's palm oil free! Have you tried lightly crushed kettle chips and salad cream sandwiches? Heaven (but not as healthy as cheese!)

  2. Oooh, thanks Sue!

    Never tried an SC sandwich with Kettle Chips but I have done with Walkers cheese & onion. Yummayumma!

    Excellent news on the palm oil front!


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