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Glass CourseLisa Burkl & Marilyn Griffiths

21 November - 05 December 2020

10am-12pm | 1pm-3pm | £45 | Suitable for ages 9-12


This course runs over 3 consecutive Saturdays. To comply with social distancing there are two groups, please select your preferred time slot when booking. The time slot you select will remain the same for the duration of the course.

The course will be taught in english and welsh.


Eventbrite - Clay Animal Faces | Children's workshop 


Llwy /Spoon 

Inspired by the work of showcased artist Chris Bird-Jones, students will explore the diffusion of light through a glass representation of a spoon. Students will consider the symbolic and personal significance of ‘a spoon’ as an image and artefact and develop these findings through drawing and glass artwork, using pate-de-verre and bonding techniques.

To give you an idea of the individual sessions please find a breakdown below

Saturday 21st November

Working with clay and plaster, students will produce an original plaster mould to build their glass design into.

Saturday 28th November

Using crushed glass suspended in a medium, student will build the bowl of the spoon, ready for firing in a kiln. They will consider the size of glass frit and transparency and opacity.

Saturday 5th December

Students will decorate glass rods into handles for their spoon bowls and glue them into position.




Checking in:

When dropping off your children, please queue outside- adhering to 2m floor markers. Participants will be registered on the door and will enter and leave gallery one at a time. There will be a one way system through the gallery.

Booking and completion of consent forms must be done online prior to class. Consent forms will be sent via email once a place is booked on eventbrite. There are no more than 5 spaces available per session.


The Workshop:

All children to have own individual desk and materials. These materials and desks are thoroughly cleaned before and after each class, and clearly marked 2m apart.

Leaders & staff will wear face masks.

Students will be provided with a welcome pack which contains a laminated set of “code of conduct”, own individual apron with hand sanitiser and pack of tissues.

The children will not need to wear masks, but they will be made available as an option.


We will be following a contact trace procedure (using the details provided on your consent forms) if any individuals are showing signs of COVID symptoms all participants to be made aware and the sessions are likely to be cancelled as a precaution.

Due to the climate we are opperating in, the classes may be cancelled/postponed at short notice. We will however give you as much notice as we can should this be necessary.

Please be available during the sessions should we need to contact you to collect your child.

We would ask if you or your child is feeling even slightly unwell to stay at home. Just let us know your child will not be attending the days session.



For further information please contact Megan Leigh, Learning & Engagement Coordinator, on 01792 652016 or email

Materials are provided, limited places, booking is essential. Please inform us of any access requirements, allergies or medical conditions.


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