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Things to do in September ….

Can you believe that the summer is nearly over … have you spent lots of time working on making … or like me not done anything the least bit creative.

September is the chance to change that though …

Laney Mead’s GBUK class is running at Tuffnell Glass studio for a very special price to GBUK members on the 29th & 30th September, this class previously sold out at Flame Off this year so don’t miss the opportunity at such a fantastic price … I’d be there if I could 🙁

Here’s the link … get booking!


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Laney Mead – Beyond Beginners Class – September 2018

We are delighted to announce that Laney will be running a two day GBUK class at the Tuffnell Glass studio for a very special price to members.  Laney will be teaching on 29th & 30th September 2018

The Course

The first day will be spent creating simple heads and bodies, separately. We will concentrate on simple dogs and cats – there will be a chance to discuss other creatures.   These can be wired together to create a pendant/dangle at your leisure.  We will also talk about how to ‘see’ the bead before even lighting the torch by doodling the simple shapes and working out which pieces need to go in which order to prevent body parts from ‘popping’ off. Heat control is mastered when you make creature beads!    You will need a piece of paper/sketch book and either a pencil or a pen.  These are not works of art, at best they will look like scribbles but you will understand the scribbles!  Honest.

Day two will be a test of nerve as we put together everything we learnt the day before and create a complete creature in one piece.  We will discuss how to use the simple shapes we have now mastered to create new creatures simply by changing noses, ears etc,  If we have a chance we can play with gravity to create different poses – see Winthrope the Vulture and maybe add ‘friends’ like ladybugs and birds for the creatures to hold. 






GBUK Class with Laney Mead 2018

Venue – Tuffnell Glass Studios, Rudston , East Yorkshire, YO25 4UD

Date – Saturday & Sunday 29th & 30th September 2018

Time – 10am -5pm

Class level – Intermediate with basic techniques

Cost to members £175.00 (Cost to non-members £350.00)

Click HERE to Book


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News Flash


Have you thought about entering the draw to get a FREE class at Flame Off?

Win a one full day class with Elizabeth Welch (worth £195) on Thursday 31st May.

Elizabeth works with borosilicate glass and will be teaching you how to work with boro colours and how she creates her fantastic ocean creatures.

We would like you to write a tutorial or glass research article for Flame, our magazine.  Tutorials can be anything from “how to do a technique”, to a full-blown “make this bead” tutorial.  Glass research can be on the history of glass or some interesting glass related research.

Simply send us your tutorial or article with good quality pictures by 30th April 2018 to chairman@gbuk.org with ‘win a place on Elizabeth’s class’ as the subject.

Next up are two taster classes:

Choose Caroline of BlueberriBeads (worth £45) to learn about ceramic raku. This is a great chance to learn a new skill that maybe you haven’t thought about before.

You can choose either Friday or Saturday 10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm

Choose Floriane Lateille (worth £75) on Friday 10am – 1pm. You will learn how to make a rainbow twisty and then add it to a larger bead. Great for those wanting to learn tips and tricks or just to have a try.

For the taster classes, we’d like you to agree to tell us all about your day afterwards in the form of a small article with pictures.  This will be published either online and/or in Flame, our e-magazine.  

To enter send an email to chairman@gbuk.org entitled “Taster class Competition 2018” by 30th April 2018.  Please include your name and which taster class you would prefer to win a place on.

Good luck! 

Closing date for entries 30th April 2018

Send to chairman@gbuk.org

If you have already booked a place and win this, your class fee will be refunded.

The theme this year is Steampunk

The closing date is 30th April 2018.

The categories are:

  • Newcomers …….. Any form of entry is valid. Newcomers may enter this category OR enter any/all of the main categories.
  • Bead set ………… multiple beads, on mandrel
  • Focal bead …… on mandrel, single bead
  • Sculptural bead …on mandrel
  • Other …………….. incorporates anything else not included above e.g. cold working, dioramas, off-mandrel
  • Jewellery

The competition is judged at Flame Off usually by the visiting artists.

Entries must be sent to the competition organiser, and are held as part of the GBUK Collection for one year, after which the pieces are returned to the creator or sold in aid of GBUK, whichever the creator chooses.

Full details can be found on the GBUK here


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GBUK Class with Jennie Lamb – One or Two day – Special Class Rates For GBUK members

We are delighted to announce that Jennie Lamb will be running a GBUK class at the Tuffnell Glass studio for a very special price to members
Jennie will be teaching on both 5th & 6th May 2018 and you have the option to book one day or both days.

Jennie Lamb

One of the reasons glass is my medium of choice is its ability to allow a depthof design which is not achievable in most other arts. It is this that keeps mefascinated and absorbed with melting glass. I had my first class in 2009 and have not looked back since and I now work with glass full time.I live on the coast in North Devon, UK on a tidal river estuary and close to the sea and, like a lot of artists, my work is heavily influenced by the ever changing landscapes and tides, the colours and foliage that the seasons bring.  It is the three dimensional quality of glass that really fascinates me. My Beads are award winning, one of a kind pieces. Each one is made with love and most are influenced by the coastal area I live and walk in.

www.raspberryrings.etsy.com www.facebook.com/raspberryrings

You can find out more details of this fantastic opportunity here http://tuffnellglass.com/contents/en-uk/d144_Page_146.html

Be quick as spaces are limited and they will sell like hot beads we are sure!


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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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