The Studio
The Studio

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Claire's glass

Tutor: Sheila Gates

Thursday & Friday - Two days 10am - 4pm
Course Fee for two day workshop: £190
Including lunch and refreshments both days

This is a two day workshop and the programme is designed to work over 2 days. However, if you are unable to attend on both days, it is possible to attend for just one of the days.
If you wish to take up this offer, then prior to payment please contact Sheila Gates to confirm that a place is available.

There will be an additional fee for materials but this will depend on individual designs and the glass used.


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: 10 years as a college lecturer and a long career as a graphic designer hopefully give 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, tiles, coasters, hanging wall panels and small bowls. Clear and coloured glass materials will be available for experimentation and the processes involved in fusing and laminating will be explained and demonstrated.

Items made on day one will be fired in our studio kiln overnight so that participants can gain some understanding of the processes involved in firing. Small pieces fired on day one can be taken home on the second day unless they remain for a second firing (e.g. small bowls take two firings, one to fuse and another to 'slump').

All items done on day two will be fired after the workshop but pieces may collected or dispatched by arrangement. No courier will insure glass in transit so we advise collection if possible.
It is usual for work to be ready for collection within 10 days.

The Tutor for this course is Burlingham Hall owner, Sheila Gates
I began working with glass 8 years ago having been initially inspired by an Art Teacher friend and I was subsequently taught by Barbara Coulam at her workshop in Derbyshire. 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 Burlingham Glass website.

All the work shown on this page was done by workshop students.

Elena's dragonfly glass panel
Chris's glass
Glass jewellery

Carolyn's glass