Glass Work Courses
Join us at Gartmore House and learn all about engraving and fusing glass from Artist and Tutor Siobhan Smith. Siobhan creates unique, hand-made pieces of art, which are inspired by wildlife and the environment.
Start out by developing the skills used in glass engraving. Learn the different techniques and tools including diamond burrs, stones and polishing wheels. Students will be given a balmoral glass tea light holder to practice their techniques. A variety of high quality glass and crystal items will be on sale at cost for their main projects.
Fused glass and Engraving Courses (5-6 nights)
This course will have a mixture of warm and cold glass work. At the start of the week you will be introduced to the basics of glass fusing, how to cut glass, using frit, powders and stringers to create various projects that will then be taken away to be fused. Whilst the kiln faeries are at work you will be introduced to glass engraving. You’ll be given a balmoral glass tea light holder to use as a tool for drill techniques, and then you can progress further with your own project. A variety of high quality glass and crystal will be for sale.
What is included
- En-suite accommodation
- All equipment needed for glass work*
- Expert tuition by Siobhan Smith
- Full board – breakfast, lunch and dinner
- 5-6 night breaks include a trip to Loch Katrine or The Scottish Wool Centre
Dates and cost
Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd April 2018 – £299 per person (2 nights)
Sunday 13th – Saturday 19th May 2018 – £579 per person (6 nights)
Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th June 2018 – £299 per person (2 nights)
Friday 12th – Sunday 14th October 2018 – £299 per person (2 nights)
Sunday 4th – Friday 9th November 2018 – £499 per person (5 nights)
How to book
Terms and Conditions
A £100 per person deposit is required to secure your booking. Full payment is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. For breaks booked within 6 weeks, full payment is required at time of booking. Breaks are subject to availability and subject to change.
*Guests may bring their own drill. Should you have any glass you would like to engrave you can bring this along. Please note: engraving works best on crystal and high quality glass such as balmoral due to the clarity and smoothness of the glass.