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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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September & October 2017 Workshops & Events

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

 

September 2017

  • 12th September 2017 – Intermediate/Advanced Glass Course (8 weeks)  9:30am till 12:30pm Costs: £240 – 1 Place Available
  • 23rd September 2017 – Advanced Fused Glass Workshop 1:30pm till 5:00pm Costs: £45 – 1 Place Available
  • 30th September 2017 – Beginners Fused Glass Workshop 2pm till 4:30pm Costs: £35 – 3 Places Available

 

October 2017

  • 7th October 2017 – Beginners Fused Glass Workshop 2pm till 4:30pm Costs: £35 – 1 Place Available
  • 14th October 2017 – Advanced Fused Glass Workshop 1:30pm till 5:00pm – Costs: £45 – 2 Places Available
  • 21st October 2017 – Beginners Fused Glass Workshop 2pm till 4:30pm Costs: £35 – 4 Places Available
  • 28th October 2017 – Intermediate Fused Glass Workshop 1:30pm till 5:00pm Costs: £45 – 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 or mobile 07968840218

Email: info@paulfloyd.co.uk

Glass Fusing Workshop – 28/10/2017

Intermediate Glass Fusing Workshop on the 28th October 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 28th October 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 – 21/10/2017

Beginners Fused Glass Workshop on the 21st October 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 21st October 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

Glass Fusing Workshop – 14/10/2017

Advanced Glass Fusing Workshop on the 14th October 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 14th October 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 – 07/10/2017

Beginners Fused Glass Workshop on the 7th October 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 7th October 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

1930’s Stained Glass Windows Survey

The studio has recently been to survey a series of 1930’s stained glass windows that will need some repairs and restoration over the coming months.  Transparent Glass Studio Stained Glass Restoration 01

Bay Window – leaded lights and stained glass transoms

The stained glass and leaded panels are in original metal frames, which also need some restoration in areas.  The surrounding woodwork frames are in amazing condition and a testimony to the materials used and also the regular maintenance since they were fitted.

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Wonderful Tulip design in the Bathroom Window side panels

The stained glass has been designed throughout the house with some amazing patterns, in-keeping with the time, but also has an Arts & Crafts feel to some of the elements.  The stained glass contains some beautiful colours and a lot within the patterns are handmade mouthblown colours.  It really is a privilege to view these wonderful windows and house.

Beginners Fused Glass Workshop – 30/09/2017

Beginners Fused Glass Workshop on the 30th September 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 30th September 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

Glass Fusing Workshop – 23/09/2017

Intermediate/Advanced Glass Fusing Workshop on the 23rd September 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 23rd September 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 Course – 8 Weeks – Start: 12/09/2017

Glass Course: Day Class

Glass designer & maker Paul Floyd will lead open classes in glass making.  The course has been set-up to enable intermediate and advanced students to work on either a stained glass panel or a series of fused glass projects of their own design.  Students should have completed either a beginners stained glass workshop or a beginners fused glass workskop previously and would like to build on their previous skills, knowledge and creativity.  Paul Floyd will offer guidance with your projects in a friendly and supportive workshop.

This is a flexible course and if 8 weeks is too long for your project, then a minimum block of 4 weeks can also be booked.  All hand tools are provided for the course.

Materials & Kiln-Firing Costs are extra and can be discussed prior to start of course.  A Typical example of materials & kiln-firing costs: Stained Glass Panel – 35cm x 35cm = £25 and Fused Glass Panel – 30cm x 30cm = £25.  The kiln can also be hired by arrangement for additional firings and extra materials bought as and when needed.

Only 4 people per workshop for maximum individual attention.

Day Class

  • Starts: Tuesday 12th September 2017
  • Half-Term Holiday: Tuesday 24th October 2016
  • Finishes: Tuesday 7th November 2017
  • Duration: 8 weeks (with half-term break)
  • Time: 9:30am till 12:30pm
  • Costs: £240
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Venue: Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, The Glasshouse, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 4HE

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

Studio: 01384 399412

Email: info@paulfloyd.co.uk

Participant Information:

Aprons will be provided, please wear older clothes and no open-toe shoes.  If this course involves working with lead, unfortunately we recommend that pregnant & nursing mothers do not attend.

 

August 2017 Workshops & Events

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

 

 

August 2017

  • 1st August 2017 – Advanced Fused Glass Workshop 1pm till 4:30pm – Costs: £45 – 1 Places Available
  • 5th August 2017 – Advanced Fused Glass Workshop 1:30pm till 5:00pm – Costs: £45 – Fully Booked
  • 12th August 2017 – Advanced Fused Glass Workshop 1:30pm till 5:00pm – Costs: £45 – Fully Booked
  • 19th August 2017 – Advanced Fused Glass Workshop 1:30pm till 5:00pm – Costs: £45 – Fully Booked
  • 25th till 28th August 2017 – International Festival Of Glass  – Cost: £6.50 Day Pass Ticket (Children under 16 years free entry)
  • 26th August 2017 – IFoG: Beginners Fused Glass Workshop 2pm till 4:30pm  – Costs: £40 (+ Glass Festival Day Pass) – 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

Glass for Good

Welcome to the 7th International Festival of Glass. Since its inception in 2004 the Festival’s aim has been to celebrate and showcase the skill and innovation of the glass industry and makers, both historic and contemporary, local and international.

We look forward to meeting you in Stourbridge this August bank holiday to celebrate one of the most fascinating and diverse art forms around. With open studios, demonstrations, presentations, performances, street theatre, storytelling, narrowboat rides and glass taster sessions, there with plenty of opportunities for you to get involved and have fun.

 

International Festival of Glass 2017 Website

IFoG – Beginners Fused Glass Workshop – 26/08/2017

International Festival of Glass – Beginners Fused Glass Workshop on the 26th August 2017

As part of the International Festival of 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 26th August 2017
  • Time: 2pm till 4:30pm
  • Costs: £40 + £6.50 Festival Day Pass (includes all materials, fusing & postage of glasswork)
  • Venue: Transparent Glass Studio, The Glasshouse, Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, DY8 4HE
  • Tickets & Booking: please visit ‘International Festival of Glass’ website

For more information and booking contact Paul Floyd  or visit  ‘International Festival of Glass’ website.

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