Once you have learned the basic glass bead making techniques this workshop is designed to develop your skills and challenge you even further. We will cover making canes & how to use them, florals, encasing, use of metals, sculptural techniques and hollow beads, all these techniques are designed to increase your confidence and re-ignite your glass bead passions. This class is highly structured and each day there will be a series of demonstrations and then time for students to practice the techniques.

Students should wear ‘closed’ shoes, bring a note book and pen, their safety eye wear and favourite tools to use in class, a water bottle and lunch. Kathryn predominantly uses Bullseye Glass to create her work, and is therefore most familiar with this range of glass. Students can bring/use which ever glass they prefer. A comprehensive set of class notes will be provided to each student.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 2 X 6 Hours

What you will learn
  • Consolidation of basic skills, encasing, florals, using metals, hollow beads, sculptural forms and OH& S
  • Increase your confidence and re-ignite your glass bead passions
  • Highly structured and each day there will be a series of demonstrations and then time for students to practice the techniques
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!

What to bring
  • Bullseye rod
  • Safety glasses
  • Note book and pen
  • Any of your favorite tools
  • Bottle of water and lunch
What to wear

Suitable clothing: Long pants, 'covered in' shoes and apron - Long hair must be tied back during this class.

Appropriate for

Students who have completed Beginners Bead Making


Blue Dog Glass

Vendor since 2016

Located in Mordialloc, Melbourne, Blue Dog Glass is a unique business dedicated to offering quality products, tuition and commissions in the field of kiln formed glass. We combine artistic flair, refined technique and practicality to produce items and services of true individuality. We stock an extensive selection of materials and tools for any glass enthusiast as well as providing specialist technical support.

As importers and distributors of Bullseye Glass and Paragon kiln products, our range of glass and products are of the highest quality. At  Blue Dog Glass we also provide a personalised commission service including cast hand prints, functional ware, business or sporting awards and architectural lighting design. Our team can collaborate with your business to produce design prototypes and items best suited to your needs.

Classes offered at Blue Dog Glass are conducted by professional artists and offer students the opportunity to learn in a friendly and creatively conducive environment. Our classes cater for absolute beginners and craft makers through to professional artists looking to expand their practice with specialist glass workshops.

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