The Studio
The Studio
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Lindsey's glass
Janet's glass done in a day
Tutor: Sheila Gates

Friday 8th May 2015 - One day 10am - 4pm
Friday 6th November 2015 - One day 10am - 4pm
Course Fee for each day: £90 Including lunch
There may be an additional fee for materials but this will depend on individual designs


We take great pride in the quality of our catering which always includes homemade bread and cake. Homemade soup, quiche or pasta dishes are usual but we are happy to cater for particular requirements on request.

NOTE FROM SHEILA: With 10 years as a college lecturer under my belt I have successfully established my teaching skills. My long career as a designer hopefully gives me the aesthetic judgement to create appealing objects. Now confident with glass I am passing on my knowledge to others through workshops.
My style of teaching is adaptable and accommodating and I will respond to the needs of the group for this workshop. I am constantly experimenting with materials and techniques and will happily encourage participants to explore their own creative scope.

Students will use a variety of materials and techniques to produce items of their choice which may include jewellery, coasters, hanging wall panels. Clear and coloured glass materials will be available for experimentation and the processes involved in fusing and laminating will be explained and demonstrated.

All items will have to be fired after the workshop but pieces may collected or dispatched by arrangement.

The Tutor for this course is Burlingham Hall owner, Sheila Gates
I began working with glass 5 years ago having been initially inspired by an Art Teacher friend and I was subsequently taught by Barbara Coulam at her workshop in Derbyshire. Except for the 2 images below, all the images included on this page are made by me and are fairly representative of the simple glass work that can be achieved in 1 day. I am experimenting all the time and my work is becoming larger and more complex. My most recent range of work and some commissioned items are featured in more detail on the new Burlingham Glass website.

Below is the work of one student done on a one day workshop.
And the work of another below that...
Some people simply work faster than others - it's entirely up to you!

Packed kiln with work to fire
Malcolm's Boat
Range of glass favours Burlingham Glass Website
See some examples of our work on our Burlingham Glass website