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Having enjoyable in 2023 … come and be part of us!


We’re having such enjoyable in 2023 … come and be part of us!

Simply 9 weeks into 2023 and we’re rolling in success tales!

Its solely the primary week of March however our post-Covid increase is properly underway! We now have been having a lot enjoyable in our studios that I simply had to share a number of the successes with you, and I can’t wait so that you can be part of us.  Often I don’t run many workshops between Christmas and March as a result of my studio has all the time been too sizzling.  However the climate has been fairly light and my new studio in Swan Avenue has air-conditioning (yay!) which implies I don’t must cease providing courses when its baking outdoors.  Its a cool and inventive setting in some ways.  Win Win!

Additionally I’ve realised that increasingly more individuals are giving experiences, like my workshops, to their mates, household and lovers as a result of after the pressures of the final couple of years we merely all have sufficient commercially-produced “stuff” in our houses

Arab drums

Arabic drums are so lovely – they usually sound nice too! Who knew? Properly, Arabs I assume. I didn’t, however now I’m a fan.

and what actually is valuable is high quality time spent with those we love doing fascinating issues and studying new, enjoyable expertise.  My courses are literally an effective way to do that in a really relaxed method.

I attempt laborious to be versatile, as a result of everybody has totally different needs – and time pressures! So I provide a variety of courses from 90 minutes to three hours and you’ll create one thing fabulous while listening to your alternative of music and chatting and catching up!  (An added bonus for me is that now I’m listening to much more kinds of music that I’ve by no means heard earlier than. One individual requested if I ever listened to Arabic drumming music? Er …nope,  however right here’s a hyperlink if you wish to attempt some!)

There are new workshops developing quickly they usually’ll be particularly designed for grandmothers to come back with their grandchildren, which appear to be very talked-about.  Extra information quickly.

Make your personal Cheeseboard Charcuterie Board or Cheese Board or Slicing Board – oh, hold it, name it no matter you need!

Listed below are a number of the successes from this enjoyable workshop the place you may make your very personal unique ‘board’ in premium artwork glass.  Fancy one on your house to impress your company, or possibly as a present for somebody you cherish? Properly, I simply can’t wait see what you make.  And thanks to everybody who has made one lately.  You’ll discover that some folks have made their charcuterie board in a unique measurement.  The rectangle chopping board along with her personal Dandelion design, made by Imogen made is just wonderful isn’t it? Meg and I actually appreciated the dandelions Imogen made, and determined to make one other one.  This one is on a random glass measurement and I frankly can’t keep in mind precisely what measurement however Imogen’s is 20cms x 35cms.

Her design impressed one other one in every of our Glassy Women (our nickname for a bunch of ladies who frequently come and play within the glass studio)  and you’ll see her cuttng board within the album right here.  That is one thing fabulous and purposeful that anybody can positively obtain with my assist.  Right here’s the hyperlink to search out out extra about this workshop.



Baguette-shaped platters

My ‘FRENCH MEADOW’ workshop (named after the primary design ever completed on this form) has been tremendous fashionable once more!  In January my beautiful Scottish pal Anne who involves Australia from the UK twice a 12 months booked in for a personal workshop to make a flat French Meadow that matched the piece she made final August when she was right here final time.  She measured her suitcase and made a bit that completely fitted the size of her case (after permitting for all of the bubble wrap I might use to safe it.)  Right here’s her piece from August and also you’ll see she makes use of the identical colors that go completely along with her kitchen decor.  This time she made a dimensional French Meadow platter that’s going to go in a body and hold in her kitchen.  It’s safely again within the UK now ready to be framed on the native village. (Right here’s an enchanting piece of trivia – Anne comes from the very city the place my hubby as soon as stood for Parliament method again in 1983! What are the chances?)



Anyhow listed here are a number of the fabulous baguette-shaped items created in our workshops so that you can get pleasure from.  Flowers are eternally fashionable – and as you’ll be able to see you may make multi-coloured meadows or a one-colour meadow.  I really love all of them they usually deliver such pleasure to their creators!


Click on right here to search out out concerning the French Meadow Baguette Platter Workshop.

Framed artwork glass

This one has additionally been vastly fashionable.  Persons are time-poor and this 90 minute workshop is ideal option to catch up and create one thing distinctive to hold on a wall, particularly in case you worry that your aren’t “artistic sufficient”.  Properly, right here you go!  I assure that with my assist you’ll be able to create one thing to treasure, for your self or for a singular present.

Superb aren’t they?  One was given as a “farewell” current, one as an “anniversary” present – this actually is the proper enjoyable catch-up current to present your self, or your family members, or to do with a bunch of mates.



The attractive poppy and blue coronary heart haven’t been fired or framed but.  That’s my first firing to do in March! I ponder which you want finest, and what you’ll make in case you got here alongside?   The hyperlink to our Fashionable Artwork in a Body Workshop is true right here for you!

Are you an Absolute Newbie? Properly, come on down!

As you’ll count on, I’ve seen some wonderful platters made by Absolute Freshmen in my Personal Workshops too.

Listed below are a number of the pictures of individuals with their platters, all made all through January and February 2023.  Imagine it or not, sure, these are newcomers with their very first items! All of them loved studying all about glass and its properties, going house enthused and impressed! The truth is, some booked right into a second course right away.

I see, time and again, how individuals who don’t suppose they’ve a artistic bone of their physique are literally splendidly inventive.  All they want is the encouragement to have a go! Why not give a session to the “I’m not artistic” individual in your world?

That is the hyperlink to the Absolute Freshmen Plate Making Workshop.



In addition to these nice platters, there have been all kinds of different glad issues occurring in our studios.  Have a glimpse on the jewelry gadgets made in preparation for Moms’ Day in Could.  The hyperlink to guide your self and your niece or household and mates into this class is true right here.



P.S. Don’t overlook Alcohol Inks!

Our wonderful Alcohol Ink Artwork  Courses are filling quick and I have to admit I did overlook to take footage throughout our February workshop.  Sorry, however listed here are just a few latest examples of this ridiculously simple however inspiring artform.

Click on right here to search out out all the things you can wish to find out about getting your self into our Alcohol Ink 101 workshop.


Personal Workshops for Glassy Women!

As I’ve stated earlier than there’s a small group of Glassy Women who come frequently to the studio and create no matter they need (properly, issues which are attainable at the least)! Increasingly folks wish to come again time and again.  We like it!  We love what they make, we love the chattering, the music, typically the silence as we work collectively in our shared area and create fantastic issues.  Listed below are a number of pictures of what has been made lately in our Personal Workshop time. It’s not simply inspiring and good for the soul to make good issues, it’s all about caring and sharing.

Wanting mates to pull alongside? Don’t be shy! You’ll be able to come and be part of us in case you’d wish to: simply electronic mail or name me and we are able to chat concerning the particulars. [email protected].


And at last, one very particular Duke Of Edinburgh award contender.

Have you ever heard of the Duke of Edinburgh Award?  It’s a beautiful method for younger folks to develop expertise, improve their management potential and discover private values and motivation.

Anyhow, a really particular non-public workshop that I ran in January was with this 11 12 months outdated lady who’s the granddaughter of a pal of mine.

Zara is doing her Duke of Edinburgh award and needed so as to add glass making to her skillset.  She wanted to practiced this new passion for a sure variety of hours in an effort to qualify for her award.  She’s completed all kinds of different experiences like serving to disabled youngsters horse with driving and in addition helped out in a soup kitchen. Implausible!

So listed here are the three items of glass artwork that she designed by herself and made.  When she arrived at every workshop, she had the sketches in colored pencils all able to adapt to no matter glass items that I had out there within the studio.

I needed to fill out a number of the paperwork as one in every of her “mentors”.  I actually hope I will help different younger enthusiastic college students like Zara.

It’s my plan that I’ll have the grandmother and grandchildren workshops up and operating properly earlier than the subsequent college holidays in Melbourne.  That’s spherical about April eighth.  Let me know in case you are inquisitive about being first on the checklist to search out out about this selection.



I haven’t run any coaster workshops but this 12 months, however they’re scheduled and you might be welcome.  For details about this coaster workshop click on simply right here.

Sure its been busy and enjoyable right here!  Thanks, as all the time, for studying about our glass endeavours and and in addition for being inquisitive about Artwork!

You make all of it worthwhile!


Jenie x




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