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Masterclass: Flame to Furnace – Laura Quinn

Thu 14 September- 10:30 am - Sat 16 September- 4:30 pm

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Laura Quinn Glass

Course Outline

In this multi-disciplinary masterclass, Laura Quinn will guide you through the process of creating intricate lampworked glass forms using cane pulled from furnace glass. The formations will be preheated and applied to blown vessels in the glass hotshop on the final day of the course. The emphasis will be on experimentation, and is suitable for beginner and intermediate students, who can embrace failure as being part of the learning curve in testing the limits of interdisciplinary making.


  • Day 1- Introduction to lampworking with furnace glass. We will cover techniques of how to flatten and shape petals, assemble botanical structures and other assemblages, and figurine work.
  • Day 2- Creation of refined lampworked pieces to be used in the hotshop.
  • Day 3- Lampworked items will be preheated and picked up in the hotshop.

Profile - Laura Quinn

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Laura Quinn Photo by Angus Mackay

Laura Quinn is an Irish glass artist based in the UK. She studied in the National College of Art and Design and Arts University Plymouth where she gained her MA in 3D Design Crafts. Laura has worked internationally in various studios including the Corning Museum of Glass, New York, Olustvere Glass Studio, Estonia and LoCo Glass, UK. Her work has been selected for the Ireland Glass Biennale 2019 and British Glass Biennale 2022. Her work has been acquired by Ulster Museum for their Public Collection, and by the Office of Public Works for their Irish State Art Collection.

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Tutor: Laura Quinn
Times: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Start: Thu 14 September
End: Sat 16 September
Location: The Glass Hub
Cost: £695.00

Additional Information

Course Downloads

- Pre-Course Information Sheet
- Location and Travel Information


Course Level
Beginner - Intermediate
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