What an amazing place! If you love working with glass and are thinking of taking a course then this is the place for you. Manda has set up a wonderful teaching/studio space, lovely and light and airy with four torches and lots of inspirational books and magazines.
I caught up with lots of friends, made new ones, laughed a lot and generally had an absolutely fabulous time!!
Martin from Tuffnell glass was also in attendance and yes, I did succumb to buying yet more glass:)
Demonstrators on the day:
Julie of Lush Lampwork making one of her beautiful seaside heart beads. You can just make out the lovely bracelet she is wearing with it's starfish and barnacle murrinis.
|Judith encasing her floral bead|
I would like to say a big thank you to Manda and the rest of the FH team for making me so welcome and a special thanks to Kay who took the time out to explain a couple of techniques which I'd been struggling with recently. Good luck with your new venture Manda, I hope it is a big success!
So what's coming up in September? Well.... I've decided to make some beads inspired by what I saw over the weekend, enter the Beads and Beyond Magazine lampwork bead competition and attend the GBUK AGM and bead show in two weeks time. After that I shall start teaching again and then it will be the dreaded C word............