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.

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One-to-one course

Vicki joined me in the workshop on Saturday for an all-day one-to-one beadmaking course - we had a very enjoyable day at the torch flame, and I'm thrilled to be able to show you some pictures!

Vicki letting fire inspire at the torch flame - here she is in action making her second lampwork glass bead of the day, in a glorious shade of transparent teal.

Vicki letting fire inspire at the torch flame - here she is in action making her second lampwork glass bead of the day, in a glorious shade of transparent teal.

Vicki is shown here applying dots of glass to her seventh bead of the day. She teamed transparent cobalt with opaque violet on a base of sky blue, which is a lovely combination!

Vicki is shown here applying dots of glass to her seventh bead of the day. She teamed transparent cobalt with opaque violet on a base of sky blue, which is a lovely combination!

Here they are, still on their mandrels after being kiln-annealed overnight for lasting strength. This is an essential part of the process when working with hot glass.

Here they are, still on their mandrels after being kiln-annealed overnight for lasting strength. This is an essential part of the process when working with hot glass.

Ta daah! Finished beads, ready to post! I endeavour to send students' beads the first working day after the course - they're sent first class, included in the price of the course.

Ta daah! Finished beads, ready to post! I endeavour to send students' beads the first working day after the course - they're sent first class, included in the price of the course.

Vicki's kindly been in touch with her feedback - thank you so much! I'm already looking forward to next time!

I just wanted to say thank you for my lesson on Saturday! I really enjoyed it. You have really inspired me and it has now been a life changing experience that now I have tried making glass beads I want to continue. Until you try something new, you never know if you will like it or not!

Thank you for your patience.

By the way, you are an amazing teacher and you have a great way of teaching. I did mean it when I told you on Saturday.

 

Finding a style

I had a fabulous morning in the Let Fire Inspire workshop today - one of my regular torchtimers, Doris, came for a torching session.

Doris had originally come to me with some experience at the torch flame already, having done a course with another tutor far from home. She's local to me, and wanted the opportunity to continue her passion at the torch flame using the set-up in my workshop.

Over the months Doris has amassed a rather lovely collection of beads! You'll notice that where my style is 'little and round', Doris loves to make large, bold, long beads - she has really found her style at the torch, and I absolutely love that!

Doris loves experimenting with bright colours, bold shapes and swirly effects! She's one of my 'torchtimers', meaning she works independently on her own projects at one of my workbenches. I've loved watching her create these gorgeous beads - and I can't wait to open the kiln tomorrow to have a look at the batch of beads she made this morning! Let fire inspire? I rather think so!

Doris loves experimenting with bright colours, bold shapes and swirly effects! She's one of my 'torchtimers', meaning she works independently on her own projects at one of my workbenches. I've loved watching her create these gorgeous beads - and I can't wait to open the kiln tomorrow to have a look at the batch of beads she made this morning! Let fire inspire? I rather think so!

Here are the fruits of Doris' labours on Wednesday - aren't they great? Let fire inspire!

Here are the fruits of Doris' labours on Wednesday - aren't they great? Let fire inspire!


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

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