Join us for our drop-in Christmas Family Day on Sunday 11 December, 12.00 – 16.00. Design and make your own glass Christmas decoration. All materials are provided and activities are suitable for all ages. Cost £5 per decoration
Make festive gifts and get an introduction to glass making in our Christmas Evening Classes. Pendant Making on 14 December and Christmas Decorations on 15 December, 6.30-9.30pm. You will develop glass cutting skills, learn fusing techniques and, in the Christmas Decorations class, also experiment with frits and powders. Both classes are suitable for beginners and include all materials. They cost £30 per class, or book both for £50.
Check our website for more information and Evening Class booking details http://www.northlandsglass.com/category/events
Our glass Master Classes for 2012 will be running between 29 August to 19 September, and instructors include Angela Jarman, Jacqui Poncelet, Paul Marioni and Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend.
Our International Conference ‘Give-and-Take’ will take place on Saturday 8, Sunday 9 September 2012. The conference will explore conceptual and stylistic exchanges over time, between different cultures and media.
Take a look at our blog post from the 2011 Conference and our Master Class Flickr images – every picture tells a story!
Kiln Forming & Kiln Casting Residency
Monday 16 April – Sunday 10 June 2012
Application Deadline: 2 December 2011
We are offering an eight week residency for four talented glass artists. We are looking for artists who have an interest in exploring new forms of making, or ways of working, through collaboration. The residency will be focusing primarily on kiln working (fusing, slumping, casting, painting etc.).
You will have the opportunity to create work and collaborate with artists while also learning new techniques. This opportunity will allow you to enhance your own practice while working within a peer group to gain further skills. Artists-in-residence benefit from a comprehensive range of facilities.
The residency provides eight weeks access to North Lands facilities. Access is 7 days per week, however our Technical Manager is only available Monday to Friday. Facilities include kiln room, mould room, cold working facilities, general purpose/drawing room, and all related tools and equipment. North Lands hot glass workshop is not available for access.
terms and conditions and application details are on our website
Our first two master classes of this year’s programme are in full swing. We have ‘The Drive to Improvise’ with Tessa Clegg and Philip Eglin, with glass blowing by Carl Nordbruch, and ‘The Pleasures and Difficulties of Choice’ with Ivana Sramkova, assisted by Angela Thwaites.
All the participants are hard at work, enjoying their time in the studio and also making the most of the local area. The weather started beautifully and then took a dramatic turn over the weekend with stormy winds and rain, but a little calmer today.