Let fire inspire

Captivated by the magic of working with glass, Rebecca Weddell creates beautiful and unique lampwork beads and offers a range of beadmaking courses.

Start them young!

I had the pleasure of welcoming 12-year-old Wini to the workshop on Saturday - she’d asked for a taster session with me for her birthday treat, and we had a very enjoyable afternoon at the torch flame!

As you probably already assume, lampwork glass beadmaking isn’t a pursuit for small children, which is why 12 is the minimum age for my course participants, and only then with parental supervision (up to age 16). Wini made up a twosome with her mum, Corina, and they enjoyed working side by side.

 Corina and Wini in action at their respective torch flames. They’re certainly concentrating, but at the same time are comfortable at the flame - which is the perfect combination!

Corina and Wini in action at their respective torch flames. They’re certainly concentrating, but at the same time are comfortable at the flame - which is the perfect combination!

 Here’s Wini carefully adding transparent sapphire dots to an opaque sky blue bead which she’d shaped beautifully in the flame.

Here’s Wini carefully adding transparent sapphire dots to an opaque sky blue bead which she’d shaped beautifully in the flame.

 Corina’s favourite colour is orange… but how can you tell?

Corina’s favourite colour is orange… but how can you tell?

 Two glorious collections of beads, strung in the order they were made. Perfect!

Two glorious collections of beads, strung in the order they were made. Perfect!

 Here are Wini’s beads - she was such an efficient worker that she made 4 beads to her mum’s 3! #niceone

Here are Wini’s beads - she was such an efficient worker that she made 4 beads to her mum’s 3! #niceone

Would YOU like to let fire inspire at the torch flame? I’d love to welcome you to my four-torch workshop here in rural East Sussex. Come as a pair or as a group - but there’s no extra charge for one-to-one tuition if you’d like to come on your own!

The Workshop, 8 Village Works, London Road, East Hoathly
Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6QA
01825 840638

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