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November and December 2016 Workshops & Events

Below is a list of the courses, workshops and events that we will be running in November and December 2016.  Each event will also be listed separately on the website events page.

November 2016

  • 5th November 2016 – Beginners Fused Glass Workshop 2pm till 4:30pm Costs: £35 – 1 Place Available
  • 12th November 2016 –  Intermediate/Advanced Fused Glass Workshop 1:30pm till 5:00pm Costs: £45 – Fully Booked
  • 19th November 2016 – Advanced Fused Glass Workshop 1:30pm till 5:00pm Costs: £45 – Fully Booked
  • 26th November 2016 –  Christmas Craft Fayre 10:00am till 4:00pm – Free Entry
  • 27th November 2016 –  Christmas Craft Fayre 10:00am till 4:00pm – Free Entry

December 2016

  • 3rd December 2016 – Beginners Fused Glass Workshop 2pm till 4:30pm Costs: £35 – Fully Booked
  • 10th December 2016 – Advanced Fused Glass Workshop 1:30pm till 5:00pm Costs: £45 – 1 Place Available

Gift Vouchers are available for future workshops and classes in glass-making.

For further information and booking; Please contact Paul Floyd, Transparent Glass Studio on telephone number 01384 399412.
Email: info@paulfloyd.co.uk

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At the end of last week the studio made a ‘Presentation Panel’ for the Directors of the Charity Fight Bladder Cancer.

The artwork (Wee Are Family) was designed by one of their members and I used a combination of sheet glass, frits and line enamels.  It just shows that even an illustrative artwork can be used as inspiration.

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After Kiln-Firing Fusing
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Beginners Fused Glass Workshop

Students Glasswork

Beginners Fused Glass Workshop on the 27th October 2012

Glass designer & maker Paul Floyd will lead afternoon sessions on glass fusing. Teaching the basics of fusing, cutting glass to a pattern and working with coloured sheet glass, frits and powders. You will create an original piece of glasswork and make your own fused glass light-catcher. Only 4 people per workshop for maximum individual attention.

  • Date: Saturday 27th October 2012
  • Time: 2pm till 4:30pm
  • Costs: £30 (includes all materials, fusing & postage of glasswork)
  • Venue: Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, DY8 4HE

For more information and booking contact Paul Floyd  or on the details below.

Studio: 01384 399412

Email Address: info@paulfloyd.co.uk

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Advanced Fused Glass Workshop

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Students Glasswork

Advanced Glass Fusing Workshop on the 20th October 2012

Glass designer & maker Paul Floyd will lead afternoon sessions on glass fusing. The advanced workshop will allow you to explore the techniques of fused glass as a creative medium.  Within the workshop you will build on your skills with cutting glass to a pattern and working with coloured sheet glass, frits and powders.

You will create an original piece of glasswork and can make either a panel or a medium sized round/square bowl 20cm diameter.  Only 4 people per workshop for maximum individual attention.

  • Date: Saturday 20th October 2012
  • Time: 1:30pm till 5:00pm
  • Costs: £45 (includes all materials and fusing)
  • Venue: Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, DY8 4HE

Please note: These advanced workshops are for people who have previously attended the taster workshops in glass fusing and would like to further explore fused glass as a creative medium.

For more information and booking contact Paul Floyd  or on the details below.

Studio: 01384 399412

Email Address: info@paulfloyd.co.uk

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Stourbridge DFAS ‘Young Arts’ Project

The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) is a leading arts charity which opens up the world of the arts through a network of local Societies and national events.

Stourbridge Decorative and Fine Art Society (NADFAS) are sponsoring a striking piece of stained glass to commemorate the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The stained glass project has been led by Paul Floyd of Transparent Glass Studio and has been designed and made by students from the Glasshouse College in Stourbridge.

Student Alex Timbrell who has created the original glass design explains:

‘When I was pondering the design, I was thinking back to when I first learnt about the Olympic Games and I thought of a simple description, I thought of the torch.  The glasswork itself represents the torch, but also the Greek Sun God Apollo, who gives light to the day on his chariot of horses and to bring a new dawn to the future’ 

Student Zoe Montgomerie has used traditional stained glass and modern fused glass techniques to realise the design:

‘I really enjoyed making the fused glass flame for the middle of the piece and cutting some of the glass for the stained glass panel’

Both students have been helped and guided by Glass Artist & Designer Paul Floyd, whose studio is based at the Ruskin Glass Centre in Stourbridge.

Stourbridge DFAS Young Arts Representative, Ann Norgate, said: “One of the Society’s aims is to encourage children and young people to participate in the arts.  We are very excited by this wonderful piece of work created by students at Glasshouse College.  It is one of the most important projects we have supported.”

“Supporting Young Arts is one of the most important activities within our Society,”  said Meriel Harris, Chairman of Stourbridge DFAS, “and we are proud to have established this important link of co-operation with Glasshouse College and the Ruskin Glass Centre during 2012 which marks 400 years of glassmaking Stourbridge.” 

The finished stained glass art work will be displayed in the new Glasshouse Arts Centre which is due to open in August 2012.

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Glass Fusing Workshop – 19/08/2017

Intermediate/Advanced Glass Fusing Workshop on the 19th August 2017

Glass designer & maker Paul Floyd will lead afternoon sessions on glass fusing. The intermediate/advanced workshop will allow you to explore the techniques of fused glass as a creative medium.  Within the workshop you will build on your skills with cutting glass to a pattern and working with coloured sheet glass, frits and powders.

You will create an original piece of glasswork and can make either a panel or a medium-sized round/square bowl 20cm diameter.  Only 4 people per workshop for maximum individual attention.

  • Date: Saturday 19th August 2017
  • Time: 1:30pm till 5:30pm
  • Costs: £45 (includes all materials and fusing)
  • Venue: Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, DY8 4HE

Please note: These advanced workshops are for people who have previously attended the taster workshop or have previous experience in glass fusing and would like to further explore fused glass as a creative medium.

For more information and booking contact Paul Floyd  or on the details below.

Studio: 01384 399412

Email Address: info@paulfloyd.co.uk

Glass Fusing Workshop – 12/08/2017

Intermediate Glass Fusing Workshop on the 12th August 2017

Glass designer & maker Paul Floyd will lead afternoon sessions on glass fusing. The intermediate/advanced workshop will allow you to explore the techniques of fused glass as a creative medium.  Within the workshop you will build on your skills with cutting glass to a pattern and working with coloured sheet glass, frits and powders.

You will create an original piece of glasswork and can make either a panel or a medium-sized round/square bowl 20cm diameter.  Only 4 people per workshop for maximum individual attention.

  • Date: Saturday 12th August 2017
  • Time: 1:30pm till 5:30pm
  • Costs: £45 (includes all materials and fusing)
  • Venue: Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, DY8 4HE

Please note: These advanced workshops are for people who have previously attended the taster workshop or have previous experience in glass fusing and would like to further explore fused glass as a creative medium.

For more information and booking contact Paul Floyd  or on the details below.

Studio: 01384 399412

Email Address: info@paulfloyd.co.uk

Beginners Fused Glass Workshop – 29/07/2017

Beginners Fused Glass Workshop on the 29th July 2017

Glass designer & maker Paul Floyd will lead afternoon sessions on glass fusing. Teaching the basics of fusing, cutting glass to a pattern and working with coloured sheet glass, frits and powders. You will create an original piece of glasswork and make your own fused glass light-catcher. Only 4 people per workshop for maximum individual attention.

  • Date: Saturday 29th July 2017
  • Time: 2pm till 4:30pm
  • Costs: £35 (includes all materials, fusing & postage of glasswork)
  • Venue: Transparent Glass Studio, The Glasshouse, Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, DY8 4HE

For more information and booking contact Paul Floyd  or on the details below.

Studio: 01384 399412

Email Address: info@paulfloyd.co.uk

July 2017 Workshops & Events

Below is a list of the courses, workshops and events that we will be running in July 2017.  Each event will also be listed separately on the website events page.

 

July 2017

  • 1st July 2017 – Beginners Fused Glass Workshop 2pm till 4:30pm Costs: £35 – Fully Booked
  • 8th July 2017 – Advanced Fused Glass Workshop 1:30pm till 5:00pm Costs: £45 – Fully Booked
  • 15th July 2017 – Advanced Fused Glass Workshop 1:30pm till 5:00pm Costs: £45 – Fully Booked
  • 22nd July 2017 – Beginners Fused Glass Workshop 2pm till 4:30pm Costs: £35 – Fully Booked
  • 29th July 2017 – Beginners Fused Glass Workshop 2pm till 4:30pm Costs: £35 – 2 Places Available

 

Gift Vouchers are available for future workshops and classes in glass-making.

For further information and booking; Please contact Paul Floyd, Transparent Glass Studio on telephone number 01384 399412.

Email: info@paulfloyd.co.uk

June & July 2017 Workshops & Events

Below is a list of the courses, workshops and events that we will be running in June and July 2017.  Each event will also be listed separately on the website events page.

 

June 2017

  • 3rd June 2017 – Beginners Fused Glass Workshop 2pm till 4:30pm Costs: £35 – Fully Booked
  • 10th June 2017 – Advanced Fused Glass Workshop 1:30pm till 5:00pm Costs: £45 – Fully Booked
  • 24th June 2017 – Advanced Fused Glass Workshop 1:30pm till 5:00pm Costs: £45 – Fully Booked

July 2017

  • 1st July 2017 – Beginners Fused Glass Workshop 2pm till 4:30pm Costs: £35 – Fully Booked
  • 8th July 2017 – Advanced Fused Glass Workshop 1:30pm till 5:00pm Costs: £45 – Fully Booked
  • 15th July 2017 – Advanced Fused Glass Workshop 1:30pm till 5:00pm Costs: £45 – Fully Booked
  • 22nd July 2017 – Beginners Fused Glass Workshop 2pm till 4:30pm Costs: £35 – Fully Booked

 

Gift Vouchers are available for future workshops and classes in glass-making.

For further information and booking; Please contact Paul Floyd, Transparent Glass Studio on telephone number 01384 399412.

Email: info@paulfloyd.co.uk

International Festival of Glass 2017

Welcome to the 7th International Festival of Glass; a celebration of the work and innovation of the glass industry.  The Festival of Glass will take place across venues in Stourbridge Glass Quarter.

We are busy planning an exciting mix of lectures, workshops, exhibitions, taster sessions and family activities, as well as fantastic food and drink across the individual festival sites.

The International Festival of Glass’ diverse programme will inspire and amaze artists, glass enthusiasts and the public alike. The Festival is unique in its breadth and accessibility for all levels of interest and expertise. Watch, listen or make – the Festival promises a fun-filled, educational visit to the Stourbridge Glass Quarter.

Visit and enjoy have-a-go sessions, exhibitions, evening events, street entertainment, family activities, demonstrations, heritage walks, retail fairs and much more. A programme will be published in May to help you get the most out of your trip.

For further information please visit the ‘International Festival of Glass’ website www.ifg.org.uk

Beginners Fused Glass Workshop – 22/07/2017

Beginners Fused Glass Workshop on the 22nd July 2017

Glass designer & maker Paul Floyd will lead afternoon sessions on glass fusing. Teaching the basics of fusing, cutting glass to a pattern and working with coloured sheet glass, frits and powders. You will create an original piece of glasswork and make your own fused glass light-catcher. Only 4 people per workshop for maximum individual attention.

  • Date: Saturday 22nd July 2017
  • Time: 2pm till 4:30pm
  • Costs: £35 (includes all materials, fusing & postage of glasswork)
  • Venue: Transparent Glass Studio, The Glasshouse, Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, DY8 4HE

For more information and booking contact Paul Floyd  or on the details below.

Studio: 01384 399412

Email Address: info@paulfloyd.co.uk

May 2017 Workshops & Events

Below is a list of the courses, workshops and events that we will be running in May 2017.  Each event will also be listed separately on the website events page.

 

May 2017

  • 6th May 2017 – Beginners Fused Glass Workshop 2pm till 4:30pm Costs: £35 – Fully Booked
  • 13th May 2017 – Advanced Fused Glass Workshop 1:30pm till 5:00pm Costs: £45 – 1 Place Available
  • 20th May 2017 – Beginners Fused Glass Workshop 2pm till 4:30pm Costs: £35 – Fully Booked
  • 27th May 2017 – Advanced Fused Glass Workshop 1:30pm till 5:00pm Costs: £45 – Fully Booked

 

Gift Vouchers are available for future workshops and classes in glass-making.

For further information and booking; Please contact Paul Floyd, Transparent Glass Studio on telephone number 01384 399412.
Email: info@paulfloyd.co.uk

Victorian Stained Glass Bay Window Restoration

Just before Easter the studio completed a repair and restoration of four fantastic Victorian stained glass bay window panels.  There were several breaks within the borders that needed replacing with restoration glass to match and new border leads were needed across the four panels.  The stained glass windows were then cleaned and polished to bring them back to their former glory.

Such a great feature for the house that is worth all the attention they needed, with some wonderful handmade spun rondels and coloured textured glass.  The stained glass windows have now be taken to the glazier for encapsulating into double glazed units and will then be installed into new wooden window frames.

The studio recently completed a repair and part restoration of two reclaimed church stained glass windows.  The panels are coloured glass diamond patterns, with a red glass border.  The glass diamonds have a great random texture to the different tints of colours greens, clears and ambers.

On the workbench before cleaning:Transparent Glass Studio - Stained Glass Restoration - Church Window (5)

After first stage cleaning:Transparent Glass Studio - Stained Glass Restoration - Church Window (1)

Some repairs to the red border glass was needed and the 2 panels have had a new leaded border and reinforcement for strengthening.

Victorian Stained Glass Toplight

The studio has been working on designing and making a period Victorian Stained Glass toplight window.  Using a traditional Victorian pattern and glass colours, the new window has been made to fit the bespoke size of the aperture above the door and is more in-keeping with the age of the house.

Rachel Lane - Bay Window Pattern (8)

The window has now been fitted above the customers front door in Stourbridge.

Glass Fusing Workshop – 15/07/2017

Intermediate/Advanced Glass Fusing Workshop on the 15th July 2017

Glass designer & maker Paul Floyd will lead afternoon sessions on glass fusing. The intermediate/advanced workshop will allow you to explore the techniques of fused glass as a creative medium.  Within the workshop you will build on your skills with cutting glass to a pattern and working with coloured sheet glass, frits and powders.

You will create an original piece of glasswork and can make either a panel or a medium-sized round/square bowl 20cm diameter.  Only 4 people per workshop for maximum individual attention.

  • Date: Saturday 15th July 2017
  • Time: 1:30pm till 5:30pm
  • Costs: £45 (includes all materials and fusing)
  • Venue: Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, DY8 4HE

Please note: These advanced workshops are for people who have previously attended the taster workshop or have previous experience in glass fusing and would like to further explore fused glass as a creative medium.

For more information and booking contact Paul Floyd  or on the details below.

Studio: 01384 399412

Email Address: info@paulfloyd.co.uk

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