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East Sussex

Let fire inspire at The Workshop, Village Works, London Road, East Hoathly, East Sussex, BN8 6QA
Taster, half-day, all-day intensive or weekly classes from beginners to beyond.
Advanced courses tailor-made to your experience so far.
Experienced tutor Rebecca Weddell can cater for one, two, three or four students at a time in her large, bright 4-torch workshop in the creative hub of the village.
Groups of up to four are welcome, but there is no extra charge for one-to-one tuition if that is preferred.
All-day sessions include lunch.
Very flexible booking system – when would you like to come?
01825 840638

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Unique studio opportunity

colin_746_346If you happen to live near Stourbridge and are looking to start a new studio we’ve received some information about a new studio development there which may be of interest to our members:

Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge – new units for craft-related businesses

Thanks to funding from the European Regional Development Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Black

Country Local Enterprise Partnership, Ruskin Mill Land Trust (RMLT) has recently completed seven new work units on its Glasshouse site in Stourbridge (the former Webb Corbett/Royal Doulton glassworks).

The units, located in the new reception building and the former Acid House, range in size from 15 to 68 square metres and are available on attractive terms.

RMLT is looking for businesses that will complement the historic nature of the site and the existing commercial activity in the Ruskin Glass Centre ( to continue to develop this vibrant community and to provide valuable work experience for Glasshouse College students.

Further information is available from:

Colin George 07813 234669

Sharon Harris 01384 399448

or by visiting:

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Members, Sell Your Beads on the GBUK Table at Flame off

Members have the opportunity to sell their beads on the GBUK table at Flame Off.

We will have limited amount of space available on the stand for this. They will be taken on a first come, first served basis but anyone volunteering can have their own space (free of charge) to sell beads for the duration of their time on the stand. We will charge £2.50 per ‘slot’, a slot being a square compartment measuring 3 inches square and 1¼ deep. Members may ‘buy’ up to three of these for the duration of the two days. If you would like to take advantage of this, please bring your beads on the day.

This a great way to test your toes in the arena of selling your beads for those of you who have never tried before or those that do sell and would like to have some for sale at Flame Off without the expense of a stand.

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Meet GBUK’s New Committee

Thank you to everyone who submitted a vote. The results are as follows:

Colette Ladley (65%)
Karin Webb (35%)
Colette is duly elected.

The remainder were uncontested and are as follows:Secretary: Debbie Dew
Treasurer: Heather Kelly
Membership secretary: Russell Dew
Journal editor: Scarlet Leonard
Events co-ordinator: Scarlet Leonard
Webmaster: Ursula Mann

We’d like to thank the out-going membership secretary, Karin, for stepping into the role and for all her hard work.

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GBUK bead & jewellery competition 2016

The themes this year are “Marine Life” and “Symmetry“.

Deadline will be February 29th, 2016.

Entries need to be received by email and be in the post by midnight on Monday February 29th, 2016– The entry form and rules are available in WORD or PDF format.

You will be sending us the physical entries so we can display them on our stall at Flame Off as well as a good print-quality photo for each.

You need to be a paid-up member on 29th February 2016 to enter any category other than Jewellery.

The categories are…

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