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    Glass Bead Making Workshop Monday 8 July 2024


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    Event description

    Unleash your inner artisan with our captivating lamp-work bead-making workshop!

    Discover the ancient, enchanting art of melting glass into stunning beads. Our workshops cater to everyone, from eager beginners to seasoned creatives – no prior experience required.

    Dive deep into the art of manipulating glass, playing with shape, color and adding intricate detail and patterns to craft unique designs. With comprehensive instruction covering everything from safety protocols to decorative techniques. Our structured class format ensures the perfect balance between informative demonstrations and hands-on practice. 

    We break for 30 mins for a recharge and indulge in the delicious complimentary fruit, snacks and refreshments. You will have the opportunity to mingling with fellow creators.

    All tools and materials are provided, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience. Plus, anything you create during the workshop will be fired in the kiln and sent to you.

    Don't miss this opportunity to explore the art of lamp-work in a welcoming and supportive environment. We offer small class sizes of 6 and we usually book out quickly, so reserve your spot now and unlock the magic of working with hot glass! 

    Prepare for the workshop:

    • Please do not wear loose, flowy sleeves

    • Closed-in shoes required    

    • Long hair must be tied back    

    • Please bring a water bottle. It is important to stay hydrated. 

    • Please bring a pair of prescription sunglasses if needed. We have spare tinted safety glasses but none with prescription.

    Class Location

    Sonder Studio Gallery - Unit 20 / 5 Taylor Court Cooroy
    Many people get lost trying to find us. The Cooroy Business Park is near the north bound, Cooroy exit on the Bruce Highway. Take the Holt Road turn, then right into Taylor Court, then straight ahead through the gates of number 5 complex.

    Once you've arrived, look for a visitor car park. There are more visitor parks in the entry row. Walk around the back of the complex to the exit row and look for the unit 20 sign high up on the building. If you can't find a park, drive around to unit 20, pull up at the open roller door and ask for help.

    This workshop is led by experienced instructors Ursula Bates and Gabby Sutherland. About the teachers:

    Ursula Bates, a glass bead artist and living in Queensland. She is the founder of Make Beads Not War and The Little Glass House and has been perfecting her skills since early 2006. She has been teaching beginner and advance techniques for over 4 years. Ursula's beads are made with patience, precision, skill and a genuine love of working with hot glass.

    Gabby Sutherland, a former student of Ursula, assists in the class. Gabby is the founder of Sonder Studio Gallery and was hooked on molten glass from the first moment she tried it. 


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