1 day Lampworking bead-making experience


Lampworking bead-making experience

  • Duration: 5 hours (1 person), 6 hours (2 people)
  • Times: 10:00 am start
  • Numbers: 1 to 2 people maximum
  • Dates: various (midweek and weekends, contact us to book in)
  • Price is per person
  • Location: 28 Yarrow Close, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 0XL
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What is lampworking?

Lampworking, also known as flameworking, is the ancient art of melting glass on a hot torch, wrapping it around a mandrel and shaping it into beads. There are a myriad of combinations of colours and types of glass that can be mixed with precious metal to create some truly stunning effects. We have a selection of mandrel sizes so you can even make beads to fit Pandora or Troll bracelets.

About your workshop experience

This workshop is suitable for those who have experience of torch work and wish to improve their skills, or for those who simple wish to book a longer session. Book with workshop on your own and you will have the torch al to yourself for 5 hours. Book with a friend and you will share 6 hours of torch time.

This workshop includes:

  • Health and Safety demonstration of beadmaking
  • All of the necessary protective equipment required to wear while at the torch
  • All of the materials required to create your beads
  • Tuition for a selection of bead styles and designs including:
    • bead shaping
    • dotty, frit mix and twists
    • reduction techniques
    • silver encasement techniques
  • Kiln annealing of all beads made on the day (beads can be collected or posted to you after they have been annealed)
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day plus lunch (we are a 5 star food hygiene rated catering venue too!)
  • Techniques covered will depend on your experience and speed

What will I make?

This depends on the speed you work at, however most people will make between 10 -15 individual beads each.

Course Dates

Dates are very flexible; please get in touch for the next available date. We can run them Thursdays through Sundays inclusive. Note we typically have a 3 month lead time when booking your workshop date.

Important – please wear closed-toe shoes as you will be working in a studio with glass, and natural fibre clothing if possible.