Everything  pictured on this page has been made by ordinary people who
came for a weekend course, not artists or professionals.
You too can make something to be proud of.....and you could become a professional!

Scheduled Glass Courses* 2020.  Here is the new 2020 schedule!

All Sept/October courses sold out. More coming in November.

I've decided to go ahead with courses in September, but not as previously advertised.
Classes will be smaller to allow for social distancing (huge distance! but I want to see how
participants (and I) feel with the set-up.) Masks (not visors) must be worn throughout the time in
the studio. we do can coffee and have breaks outside anytime if anyone is feeling uncomfortable.
Dress warmly!

So, as of 1/9/20 , this is the line up and I'll be adding more when I've seen how it all works out.
As there will only be 3 participants in each course, the courses will fill up fast.

Stained  Glass: Sat/Sun September 19&20th €250 Sold out

Fused Glass:Sat/Sun September 26&27th €270 Sold Out

Stained Glass:Sat/Sun 3&4th Oct €250
Sold Out

Fused Glass: Sat/Sun 10&11th Oct €270 Sold Out

Fused Glass: Sat/Sun 17&18th Oct €270
Sold Out

Stained Glass Course €250

Fused Christmas Decorations/Jewelery €100

Weekend Fusing Course  €270

4 Day Fusing Course   €480        

*Course descriptions below.

Fused Glass Weekends €270.                                  
Learn about ; compatibility, slumping (melting into a mould), fibre paper indents, opaque/transparent colours, jewellery,
dichroic glass, pattern bars....and much more.
A weekend: time enough to get some small pieces into and out of the kiln, so you can marvel at the effects and get
excited about repeating the bits you like.
This course is about layering glass pieces and melting them together in the kiln and all the exciting ways you can do this.
You don't have to get hot!   Cost includes all materials.

Fused Glass 4 day course €480. This gives you time to really get into the 'zone' of thinking about fusion effects and
planning your pieces. You get lots of opportunuty to make many pieces.                 

Stained Glass  Weekend   €250.                                                
The course begins with a demonstration of glass cutting, a key skill you will practice throughout the weekend.  You will
learn the copper foil or the leading (lead light) technique which you will use to make a small straight-line design, then a
more complex one and on the second day make a larger piece (a bit bigger than A4). Throughout the 2 days I will tell you
about the different kinds of glass there are, about other methods of manipulating glass and give you probably miles too
much information! Materials included. All finished pieces are yours!

Advanced Stained Glass Weekend €250.
This course is for people who already have stained glass making skills and want to learn more about learning advanced
techniques rather than making a big panel.
Topics include: revision of lead assembly
reinforcing lead or copper foil panels. When to and how to.
mending broken lead lights or foiled pieces.   
design drawbacks.
framing and hanging
elementary painting in black
consideration of any questions you bring with you!

(If you just want to make a bigger panel, that's possible but we will have to discuss it before the course to see if it's

Fused Jewelery day €100.
First I will teach you how to cut glass and how to make small pieces suitable for jewelery....an important first step.
Then you will find that this course is really a test of your imagination.....so start having ideas even before you arrive!
However, don't panic if nothing comes to you, I have many examples and loads of suggestions if they are needed. So you
can make earrings, pendants, necklaces, bracelets and broaches.

About all the courses.
In all the courses my desire is that you leave, at the end of the weekend, with stunning glass items, and a head full of
skills and glass plans!
I try to make sure everyone gets the most out of the small group and the whole weekend, and the feedback certainly
does suggest that people really enjoy themselves and get a great feeling of 'time out' away from the rest of life.
There are bonuses; lots of laughter, loads of new ideas, connections made as well as the wealth of information about

Most participants are beginners, some people return to make a special project eg. a window for the house, a lampshade, a
fused plate.
Groups are small (usually 6 to 8 participants) to ensure you can work at your own speed, learning from each other
throughout the course.
You will quickly find out how good coloured glass looks when the light shines though it and you’ll be surprised at what
skills you develop as your enthusiasm grows.

Booking is essential. Cancellation up to 4 wks before course, return of 100% of fee or another course, after that 50%
refund up to two weeks prior to the course when it then becomes nonrefundable (unless you find a replacement!).
Fully insured.

Email: hotblueglasshouse@yahoo.co.uk  Tel: (00353) 8779 81123  
The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland.     
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Testimonial:  ‘Linda’s patience and knowledge of stained glass
made the three days a very enjoyable and stress-free
experience. By the end of the course, we all had made pieces
that we were very proud of and Linda’s excellent teaching skills
ensured that we left with the necessary know how to continue
working with stained glass’.  Pauline Cahill, Galway
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