Everything  pictured on this page has been made by ordinary people who
came for a weekend course, not artists or professionals.
You too can make something to be proud of!

Scheduled Weekend Courses 2017  

Stained Glass With Fused Glass*:  Sat/Sun September 30/1st October €230.

Advanced Stained Glass*:  Sat/Sun 7/8th October €250.

Fused Glass:  Sat/Sun 11/12th November €250.  FULL UP!

Stained Glass:  Sat/Sun 18/19th November €230.

Fused Glass Jewelery*: Sat/Sun 25/26th Nov €200.


Scheduled Weekend Courses 2018.

Fused Glass: Sat/Sun 3/4th March €250.

Stained Glass: Sat/Sun 10/11th March €230.

Fused Glass: Sat/Sun 28/29th April €250
.

Stained Glass: Sat/Sun
5/6th May €230.

Fused Glass: Sat/Sun 28/29th July €250.

Stained Glass: Sat/Sun 4/5th Aug €230

October: Fusing 6/7th, S.G. 13/14th
November: Fusing 10/11th, S.G. 17/18th, Fused Jewelery 24/25th.



Gift Voucher
s;
Stained Glass Course €230             Fusing Course  €250             Advanced SG   €250
for Fused Jewelery €200

                                

*Course descriptions below.

Fused Glass Weekends €250.                                  
Learn about ; compatibility, slumping (melting into a mould), fibre paper indents, opaque/transparent colours, jewellery,
dichroic glass, pattern bars....and much more.
A weekend: time enough to get some small pieces into and out of the kiln, so you can marvel at the effects and get
excited about repeating the bits you like.
This course is about layering glass pieces and melting them together in the kiln and all the exciting ways you can do this.
You don't have to get hot!   Cost includes all materials.                     
                       
Stained Glass  Weekend   €230.                                                
The course begins with a demonstration of glass cutting, a key skill you will practice throughout the weekend.  You will
learn the copper foil or the leading (lead light) technique which you will use to make a small straight-line design, then a
more complex one and on the second day make a larger piece (a bit bigger than A4). Throughout the 2 days I will tell you
about the different kinds of glass there are, about other methods of manipulating glass and give you probably miles too
much information! Materials included. All finished pieces are yours!

Advanced Stained Glass Weekend €250.
This course is for people who already have stained glass making skills and want to learn more about learning advanced
techniques rather than making a big panel.
Topics include: revision of lead assembly
                reinforcing lead or copper foil panels. When to and how to.
                mending broken lead lights or foiled pieces.   
                design drawbacks.
                framing and hanging
                elementary painting in black
                consideration of any questions you bring with you!

(If you just want to make a bigger panel, that's possible but we will have to discuss it before the course to see if it's
feasible.)                           

Fused Jewelery weekend €200.
First I will teach you how to cut glass and how to make small pieces suitable for jewelery....an important first step.
Then you will find that this course is really a test of your imagination.....so start having ideas even before you arrive!
However, don't panic if nothing comes to you, I have many examples and loads of suggestions if they are needed. So you
can make earrings, pendants, necklaces, bracelets and broaches. I will put some images on this page very soon
.

About all the courses.
In all the courses my desire is that you leave, at the end of the weekend, with stunning glass items, and a head full of
skills and glass plans!
I try to make sure everyone gets the most out of the small group and the whole weekend, and the feedback certainly
does suggest that people really enjoy themselves and get a great feeling of 'time out' away from the rest of life.
There are bonuses; lots of laughter, loads of new ideas, connections made as well as the wealth of information about
glass!

Most participants are beginners, some people return to make a special project eg. a window for the house, a lampshade, a
fused plate.
Groups are small (usually 6 to 8 participants) to ensure you can work at your own speed, learning from each other
throughout the course.
You will quickly find out how good coloured glass looks when the light shines though it and you’ll be surprised at what
skills you develop as your enthusiasm grows.

Booking is essential. Cancellation up to 4 wks before course, return of 100% of fee or another course, after that 50%
refund up to two weeks prior to the course when it then becomes nonrefundable (unless you find a replacement!).
Fully insured.

Email: hotblueglasshouse@yahoo.co.uk  Tel: (00353) 8779 81123  
The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland.     
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Testimonial:  ‘Linda’s patience and knowledge of stained glass
made the three days a very enjoyable and stress-free
experience. By the end of the course, we all had made pieces
that we were very proud of and Linda’s excellent teaching skills
ensured that we left with the necessary know how to continue
working with stained glass’.  Pauline Cahill, Galway
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