Claire Demetri Glass Design Workshops
Claire offers a varied programme of glass fusing workshops in her fully equipped studio on the first floor at Fisherton Mill. Workshops are by arrangement on a day to suit you, including Saturdays, and last approximately 2 to 2 and a half hours.
The range of workshops Claire offers is outlined below.
Workshops cost £45 each if booked for two or more people, or £55 for a one-to-one session. Prices include all tuition, equipment, basic materials required for each project and kiln firings. Additional materials will be charged at cost. Full-day bespoke and children's workshops are also available.
Introduction to Glass Fusing
An introduction to the basics of glass fusing and you will learn about selecting materials, compatibility, glass cutting, design and assembling techniques, using inclusions and kiln firing techniques for different effects. You will make two or three small items such as a hanging decoration, a suncatcher, a keyring, mini tiles for mounting onto a frame, etc.
Explore different techniques for fused glass jewellery making and experiment with dichroic glass, inclusions and findings. Make several different sized cabochons and select appropriate findings to make a pendant, earrings, a ring and cufflinks. Price includes basic stainless steel or silver plated/coloured findings - sterling silver findings are available at additional cost.
Coaster/Trinket Dish Workshop
Suitable for beginners, this workshop introduces you to the basics of glass fusing and you will learn about selecting materials, compatibility, glass cutting, design and assembling techniques, using inclusions and kiln firing for different effects. You can make a set of two 10 x 10 cm coasters (matching or not!) or a 9 x 9 cm trinket dish.
Tea-light Holder / Candle Screen Workshop
Create either a set of two tea-light holders or a single candle screen. Beginners can opt for simple but effective designs, whereas those with some experience can be a little more adventurous! A great workshp to explore your creative side and make a lasting piece of glass art to be proud of.
Create your choice of 3 or 4 different Christmas decorations - perfect as gifts or to add some sparkle to your own tree! As this workshop involves some more advanced cutting and design techniques, prior experience of glass cutting is helpful but not essential.