Lampwork Beadmaking Class with tutor Pris McGirr on Saturday 1st September, or 6th October 2018 10.30 – 1.30.
Learn to melt coloured glass rods in a hot flame to make your own glass beads, decorate them & fire them in an annealing kiln. You may prefer large holes for European style charm bracelets and/or small holes for making jewellery. Includes all the beads you make in the session, cleaned & available for picking up or posting the following week. 5 places available for each session. Please wear cotton clothing & closed toed shoes. Long hair must be tied back.
About Pris McGirr
Priscilla McGirr has had a long and varied career as a self employed craftswoman. She was a full time potter for 30 years from the 70's onwards with shop /workshop premises in Walthamstow, Alford, and finally Brixton. Subsequently she bought a lease on a stall at Covent Garden Craft Market, which she eventually changed to hand made confectionery as the pottery was becoming too physically hard to produce in the amounts needed. On returning to Alford in 2004 she sold her confectionery business and took up the wonderful art of Lampworking (glass bead making). Although she still produces small amounts of pots and beads for sale her time is mostly spent teaching both subjects at Alford Craft Market Centre where she thoroughly enjoys passing her skills on to groups of similarly enthusiastic people!