Contemporary glass beads, jewellery and lampwork glass beadmaking tuition
Welcome to my website.
I am one of the few glass beadmakers and lampworking teachers in this country. I make my glass beads using traditional lampworking techniques but with modern equipment in my dedicated glass studio. I use the finest Venetian, German or American glass to make the beads and pair them with sterling silver. Lampworking is the process of melting coloured glass rods around a steel mandrel using a high temperature flame. The beads are then annealed in a digitally controlled kiln over many hours for durability.
Please email me for details about lampworking tuition or if you would like to buy any of the beads or jewellery you have seen on my site, or if you would like a bead made especially for you.
***Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October - Art Fair @ Roffey Park, Roffey Park Institute, Forest Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 4TB, 10 am - 5pm both days***
***Saturday 17th October, The Big Bead Show, Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ.
10 am - 5pm***
please see my events page for more details
All dates arranged to suit your availability.
***Contact me to choose your dates***
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Please check out my Beadlog (blog) for my latest news and ramblings.
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- Thu 01 Oct 2015 - Art Fair @ Roffey Park next weekend & Big Bead Show 17th October
This news section, is apparently working again, yay!
My next events as you can see above are the Art Fair @ Roffey Park, a joint venture with the Horsham Artists Open Studios group.
October 10th and 11th, from 10am to 5pm. £2 entry adults, children fee. Entry provides an full colour programme. For more information, or to request your limited free ticket, please see the HAOS website.
My second event is the Big Bead Show at Sandown park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey. Saturday 17th October. 10am to 5pm
I love this show, always busy and I see so many of you. I do hope you can make it. Watch out for my newsletter with your cjhance to get free tickets.
- Thu 17 Jan 2013 - New Events for the New Year
I have updated my events page with details of the shows I am doing so far this year.
Sunday January 20th is the Beadworks Fair at Ardingly, West Sussex, and I will be there with my new designs for the spring and Valentines Day. I will also have popular favourites, many bargains and my popular rummage pots restocked with lots of lovely colourful beads. New Big Hole Bead sets, uncored beads make good value gifts for you or a friend. This fair I will also have my Cloud Beads with their silver linings available, before they are returned to the Surrey Guild Gallery at Milford, near Godalming, Surrey. I will have a selection of sterling silver chains also, with some heavy snake chains suitable for my Big Hole Beads and Cloud Beads. As it's January I will have a bowl of sale bargains too, including lovely focal beads and bead sets, all first quality. We look forward to welcoming you to this fair.
The Big Bead Show has its spring event on Saturday 6th April, and I will be in my usual spot near the food hall and Bead magazine area.
For details of these events and my other shows this year, please see my events page