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Spring 2022: Under the Sea Glass Flameworking

Venue: National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Dates: This workshop ran for five days from Monday 21st February 2022 until Friday 25th February 2022.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

On this 5-day course, artist Zoe Garner will guide you through the exciting possibilities of glass flameworking. You will learn the basics of the flameworking technique using borosilicate glass rods (PYREX). You will then experiment with a range of techniques to design and create a collection of unique 3-dimensional sea-life inspired forms.  

Zoe Garner is a north-east based artist specialising in flameworked glass. Her work explores how small changes, perhaps generated by sound or movement, can have a ripple effect that often goes unnoticed. Using scientific principles such as symmetry and balance, Zoe poses wider questions about the environmental impact of our day-to-day activity, and our interest in materialism.



This workshop will start at 10am and finish at approximately 3:30pm.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

TCDT workshops give a chance to develop a range of transferable skills and valuable insight to possible career paths. Some of the career choices our alumni have pursued include; Architecture, Engineering, Fine Art, Jewellery Making, Art Conservation, Glass Working, Theatre Design, Fashion Design, Costume Design – the list is growing!


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas. You should also have good hand-eye co-ordination.

In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


There are only 6 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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