PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS

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PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS

2022: Under the Sea Glass Flameworking

National Glass Centre, Sunderland, This workshop ran for five days from Monday 21st February 2022 until Friday 25th February 2022.
On this 5-day course, artist Zoe Garner guided students through the exciting possibilities of glass flameworking. Students learned the basics of the flameworking technique using borosilicate glass rods (PYREX) and experimented with a range of techniques to design and create a collection of unique 3-dimensional sea-life inspired forms.  

2022: Making a Child’s Chair

Frogmore Conservation Workshops, Windsor Castle, This workshop ran for five days from Monday 21st February 2022 until Friday 25th February 2022.
During this workshop, students learned about frame construction methods, staining and surface finishes before creating their own small, traditionally upholstered oak chair. Students were also introduced to the wonders of gilding and were able to add a series of gilded patrea in 22ct gold leaf to their chairs.

2022: Fashion Accessory Making with Fashion Designer Jose Hendo

Online, This workshop was postponed however please check back for new dates soon.

2022: Hand & Lock – Contemporary Couture Embroidery

Hand & Lock, London, W1W 8TE, This workshop ran from Monday 14th February 2022 until Friday 18th  February 2022.
Over 5 days budding embroiderers were introduced to a selection of techniques used at Hand & Lock and in the world of couture embroidery. The techniques taught in the class are used regularly in Paris couture houses and are often seen on the catwalk.

2022: Plant People, Marionette Puppet Making – Online

Online, This workshop ran for three days from Monday 14th February 2022 until Wednesday 16th  February 2022.

In this workshop, students designed, made and learned to operate their own walking marionette! Students received a puppet making kit in the post and learned all the techniques needed to create their own unique creatures and bring them to life.

2021: Embroidery – Online

Online, This workshop ran on Saturdays for five weeks from Saturday 6th November 2021 until Saturday 4th  December 2021.

2021: Geometric Designs on Spheres – Online

Online, This workshop ran on Saturdays for five weeks from Saturday 6th November 2021 until Saturday 4th  December 2021.
In this practical workshop, inspired by spherical art forms in nature and the traditional Japanese art of Temari Balls, students learned how to work with geometric designs on a spherical surface.

2021: Jewellery Making

The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London, This workshop ran on Saturdays for five weeks from Saturday 6th November 2021 until Saturday 4th  December 2021.
During this workshop, students learned traditional techniques such as sawing, filing, soldering and annealing to complete a personal piece of jewellery to take home.

2021: Marquetry

Bow Road Studios, London E3, This workshop ran on Saturdays for three weeks from Saturday 23rd October 2021 until Saturday 6th  November 2021.
In this workshop, students were given the chance to learn all about the specialist tools and techniques involved in wood marquetry, from how to sharpen the various chisels and knives to how to identify the different woods available, as well as planning and making an original geometry panel.

2021: Eco-Fashion Upcycling – Online

Online, This workshop ran on Saturdays for five weeks from Saturday 18th September 2021 until Saturday 16th  October 2021.
Upcycling simply means reusing discarded objects in such a way as to create a product of higher value. In Eco-fashion it is adding new life to clothes that would otherwise end up in landfill. This is a good way to do our bit to help the environment, through sustainable lifestyle choices, and remembering that all the resources and people that made our clothes matter.