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GLASS Flameworking Weekends
November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - November 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Tutor: Graham Reid Duration: 2 Days Participants: 4 Cost: €250
You will explore the extraordinary medium of hot glass using the flameworking technique. Each
student will work sitting at a bench with their own specialist oxygen/propane torch and learn the
basics of melting coloured glass rods in the flame in order to produce unique glass beads and
small glass objects. This method of introducing students to hot glass is very accessible and does
not require any special skills or attributes. After initial demonstrations and a discussion on the
flameworking process including safety aspects, students will soon be working on their own torch
under the guidance of the tutor.
Eye protection will be provided but feel free to bring your own safety glasses, prescription eye
were or lightly tinted sunglasses. Please wear practical clothing and robust footwear, such as
jeans, t-shirt and trainers.
Class will run from 11am to 4pm each day. Tea and cake will be provided and there will be a
break for lunch, with restaurants near by or your own packed lunch.
Graham Reid Design is located on Dromore mountain next the Lough Gill and Slish wood, near to
Sligo town. The glass studio is a 200 year old stone cottage.
There are beautiful walks close to the studio including Slish wood, Dooney Rock and the
boardwalk at the Lake Isle of Innisfree, all on the banks of Lough Gill.
Accommodation can be found Sligo, Standhill or Dromahair, all within 20 minutes drive, and we
can advise on evening entertainment and other activities in the aria such as megalithic sites and
Please Contact us to book your place.
085 808 5005
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