New ideas for 2017

Can you think of anything nicer than getting together a group of lampworking friends, escaping to the west country to make beads for a whole weekend, perhaps visiting a beach or two and enjoying some lovely meals out.

Our Studio in Barnstaple is superbly placed for you to do just that.

Book hotels or self catering accommodation all together or separately and spend the day with your friends making beads at our studio and the evenings socialising and generally having a super time.

Provisional Idea of Costs 

420.00 for two days studio hire

Max 8 people

Times 10.00 – 4.30

You will have access to minor bench burners running on 5 litre oxycons , the use of our kiln , 2.4mm mandrels , and bead release, bench tools and a large collection of presses .

You will need to bring your own glass. We do have some to purchase.

Access to basic kitchen facilities including the use of a microwave.

The studio must be tidied at the end of the weekend.

Any beads that are left in the kiln will be sent to the person who made the booking the following week.
(there will be an extra charge for this)

Either David or myself will be present throughout the weekend for health and safety purposes only.

There will be a 50.00 deposit payable at time of booking which will be non refundable. The balance will be payable two weeks before the chosen date

This is only an idea and we would appreciate your response and would be delighted if you have time to comment !

8 replies
  1. Jill Jelly
    Jill Jelly says:

    Sounds like a lovely thing to do but I don’t know enough people who make beads to fill out the studio. Would be interested in joining a group who wanted more numbers to share the cost

  2. admin
    admin says:

    Thanks Jill – I’m sure if we think there’s enough interest and if you post on Frit Happens or similar – you might be able to get a group together that might fancy a break ?

  3. Kaz
    Kaz says:

    I think it a great idea Manda. When you have playdays at your own studio there is usually only 1 or 2 torches. I can imagine 8 lampwork friends getting together and demoing to each other and then trying it out. You could get to learn 7 techniques potentially. I would be interested if I could get 7 people interested even though it’s a helluva drive for me xx

  4. admin
    admin says:

    Thanks Kaz – it’s good of you to take the time to comment . I think it’s a good idea and hope it will be used in just the way you describe . Still working out the costs and practicalities but it’s super to have such positive feedback 🙂 thank you !

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