Colour catchers add colourful, playful light that cascades into your home when the sunshine beams through the glass colours.
To create colour catchers you will use pre-cut strips of translucent coloured glass. the glass is then fired in a kiln. As well as beautiful colours to chose from your work will also get texture as we fire these slightly differently to a full fuse. Confusing you? don't worry all will be explained in the session.
You will be shown examples of what can be achieved and you will be able to choose your own colours from the selection we have available. You will create your own hook to include in your hanging so that you may use a ribbon or chain (personal preference) to hang your work once you have collected it from us.
You can create your own colour catcher to hang in your window at home or it would make a lovely, personal gift for someone special.
This is a shorter session and is suitable for children aged 6 plus (Accompanied by a full paying adult also). The health and safety risks are minimum for this session with a low risk of cuts. We will show everyone the correct way to handle the glass strips and do provide gloves if required – gloves do not stop cuts, only aid grip.
We have a selection of colours to choose from if you have a specific colour you would like, please enquire weeks in advance and Naomi will try and source that for you.
All materials, equipment and tools are provided on the day. You may purchase more glass in the session should you wish to do more. The ribbon and/or chain is not provided but can be purchased at your local haberdashery or craft store.
Light refreshments also provided (please advice of dietary requirements).
Contemporary glass artist Naomi Jacques will teach you during this session. Your work will be fired after the session, and be available to collect within 2 weeks of making. Glass fusing can be unpredictable with that we cannot guarantee all your work will turn out as you planned it to.
We often find when firings don’t go to plan you learn and can develop that learning in your next project. Also, these happy accidents can be truly beautiful.
Gift Vouchers are available – please do ask for more details.
Unit Twelve, Tixall, Stafford. ST18 0XX
Friday 15th March 2019 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday 18th May 2019 10.30 am till 12.30 pm
Pre-booking essential as spaces are limited.
Full payment will be taken at time of booking (this is non refundable or transferable to a different workshop)
We look forward to hearing from you.
If you would like multiple sessions we can offer a discount for three or more workshops. Please get in touch for a price as it depends on which sessions you are wanting to attend.
We can also cater for private tuition, corporate events, schools and parties. Please get in touch to find out more.
Please be aware Unit Twelve is about 1/2 mile BEFORE sat nav says you are there (in rural areas all addresses have the same postcode) so start looking out for the signs a bit earlier. Directions are below or follow this link (map) (Unit Twelve is just up a farm drive where the pin is). From M6, Junction 14 follow the A513 signposted Uttoxeter. At roundabout by Staffs University follow signs for A518 (Uttoxeter), with the police station on your left-hand side take the next major right, then first left at traffic lights. Approximately 1/2 mile on the left (see signs for hidden dips) is turning for Tixall Heath Farm and follow the signage through the farm to Unit Twelve.
If you are following sat nav you will need to look out for a bright pink sandwich board at the end of the farm drive (as it is a rural location so all houses have the same postcode in this small area).
If you are coming from Stafford it is about a mile past the traffic lights (by the crematorium) on the left-hand sign, directly after a sign for hidden dips (we are in the hidden dip).
OR if coming from Tixall, head through the village, towards Stafford, with the church on your left- we are about 2 miles on the right (again just after another hidden dips sign).