Absolute Beginners Plate Making Workshop

Next Available: Sat, 14 Apr 1:00PM
3.0 hours


This workshop is designed for Absolute Beginners.  You'll be able to explore a whole new skill while you nurture yourself in my Church Street studio in Richmond. 

You will experience the wonder of creating your own glass plate.  I will show you step by step, how you can make my fun multi-coloured stunning glass design I call “Life’s Colours”. 

You will work with a large palette of transparent sheet glass and you will create your own art glass platter. 

During our 3 hours together, you will produce your own 25x25cm platter which I will fired in my kiln, up to 3 times after your workshop. Your plate will be available for pick-up from the studio, 14 days after your class, sometimes sooner.  

Better still - book in with your friends and you will have the studio to yourselves!  Imagine the fun you'll have.

When friends come together, you get a discount at the checkout. This is the perfect birthday gift.

You need to be able to stand securely on both feet to be a part of this workshop.

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Class Schedule

Duration:  3 hours

What you will learn
  • You will learn how you can make your very own multi coloured stunning “Life’s Colours” plate.
  • Nurture yourself forget the world outside and learn something completely new
  • Make one 25x25cm art glass plate
What you will get
  • time-off from the world outside
  • learn to try something new in a safe environment
  • create a 25cm x 25cm art glass plate
  • The glass, tools, use of equipment, firings you need to create your plate. You may be photographed during this workshop please let us know if you don't want this to happen.

What to bring
  • No, you don't need to bring anything, everything is included. Please see the dress code requirements.
  • Come with your friends its a great workshop to share with others.
  • just bring your sense of fun.
What to wear

Please wear clothes that includes some kind of sleeve (not a tank top) Please wear closed toe shoes. (no thongs). You need to be able to stand securely on both feet.

Appropriate for

No experience is necessary - absolute beginners welcome! Anyone under 18 years of age needs to be accompanied by a full paying adult.


Jenie Yolland

Vendor since 2016

I’m like a kid in a lolly shop.  I am endlessly impressed and inspired – by the work of others, by colours and textures, by everything around me, man-made and natural! 

There’s so much to see, to interpret into glass!

I love it all. I love sharing it with everyone – that’s why I run workshops – it makes me happy and its my hope that some of this joy spills over to you as well.

I love my job.

You too can create graphic Mondrian-inspired bowls and platters and feminist invoking “Break The Glass Ceiling” pendants, brooches and sometimes earrings in these workshops.  You can create an artwork for your walls in the fabulous Heart Art Class. 

I love the clash of sometimes crazy and sometimes controlled geometry, that can see in my Paris Elegance series with its DNA centre design element. I suspect they indulge both the conservative and bold characteristics within.  These styles can be explored more in the Level 2 classes.

The relationship between the glass elements in each piece means no two pieces are exactly alike, much as no story is ever retold in exactly the same way, so is every piece of glass you create in a workshop. You can truly say, no-one else, anywhere, has one quite like it!  You'll also remember that giving a Gift Voucher is another uniuqe gift that expresses the value of your unique friendship.

Ultimately, I am sharing love. The love of life. Share it with me? 


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Cancelation & Refund Policy

If you book into an event and miss it, we can't reschedule or refund the tickets after the fact.  

Our classes take careful planning, seats are limited and we cut the glass and prepare the studio based on the number of people.  I run a small business and my margins are very tight.

  • If the event is more than 48 hours away, you just need to reschedule your ticket and a small processing fee of $5.50 is charged.  Please submit this form requesting a transfer to a new class Transfer Form or email me (glass@jenieyolland.com) prior to the commencement of the workshop. 
  •  If there is a last-minute change in plans (less than 12 hours' notice), then sorry you forfeit the ticket.  Alternatively, you can send a friend along and they can use the ticket in your name.  
  • If there was an extreme emergency, there are some cases in which we can make exceptions to this policy.
  • From time to time we need to cancel an event, in this instance we will notify you by email and text your mobile as well.  We automatically transfer you into the next event, but you can request any alternative event within the next 3 months.

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Terms & Conditions

 We aim to provide a safe and happy learning experience for everyone.  Participation in Jenie Yolland's Art glass classes and workshops are at your own risk. Whilst we take every precaution to take reasonable care of our customers, we acknowledge that sometimes glass cutting and the studio environment can pose a risk, and your attendence at our classes waives our liability for any injuries that occur.  We aim to provide a safe and happy learning experience for every body.  

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15 March 2018 • Absolute Beginners Plate Making Workshop

I really enjoyed this workshop and highly recommend to anyone interested in working with glass. Jenie has a lovely workshop where she creates a very warm and welcoming vibe. She took us through all the tools and showed us what to do at the start and then looked on and supported us as we created our pieces. She is a good teacher, very patient and supportive and a really nice person. I am looking forward to trying out one of her other classes.


26 February 2018 • Absolute Beginners Plate Making Workshop

I took the absolute beginners plate design class last week! It was great! I booked the class for both my mum and I as a Christmas present! Jenie is a very knowledgeable teacher and makes the class fun and enjoyable for everyone. We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed creating a plate with our own design. No prior knowledge needed! Great fun for a girls night out. This is the second class I have completed with Jenie and I will definitely be back for more! Highly recommend! Can’t wait to go back and see our creations in two weeks :)


13 June 2017 • Absolute Beginners Plate Making Workshop

Fantastic introduction to working with glass. The class was small (3 people) and Jenie was such a great teacher and could spend as much or as little time as you needed helping you with the plate design. We had a yummy lunch with another artist. Totally loved it and will be back for more classes with Jenie!

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