Lampwork Glass Course With Angelika Kaufmann

Last weekend I spent a fantastic two days at Tuffnell Glass on a lampworking course with Angelika Kaufmann who taught us some new techniques for controlling hair thin strands of glass to draw onto a bead!

We started with flower beads before moving onto making butterflies and and owl bead on the first day. Here’s what I made:

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On the second day we were all back at the torch, but this time making lampwork flowers, houses and finally an elephant bead.

The best side :)

Alternative Side of Beads

It was really good fun apart from my arms felt like falling off as each bead took 40-50 minutes to make!

If you’re interested in taking up lampwork or attending a master class with one of the lovely artists out there, you can see the courses available at Tuffnell Glass:

Tuffnell’s Classes and Tuition

Now it’s time for me to go and play with glass again and my new elephant press!

C-L x

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