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Glass Courses at the Glass Hub
Explore Hot Glass
with Amy Casto and Suzy Hannabuss
Explore Hot Glass
This unique class covers all the exciting processes of hot glass. You will be introduced to glass blowing, lampworking and also a bit of sand casting at the end of the day. Firstly learn how to gather molten glass, then form to make a bauble and a tumbler; then you will create your own glass beads by winding hot glass around a mandrel. Following on from this, you will try sand casting by pressing small objects into wet san. Molten glass will be poured into the impression to create glass casts. No experience is needed for this fun and rewarding day class.

Amy has a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Craft from Plymouth College of Art where her love for melting things brought her to the world of hot glass. Amy combines her love of drawing with blown glass to create exraordinary pieces of illustrated glass work. Following a one-year internship with us to develop her glass practice and teaching skills, Amy now teaches full time on our hot glass classes.

Amy Casto teaching glassblowing  Glass by Amy Casto 
TUTOR PROFILE - Suzy Hannabuss

Suzy Hannabuss was born and raised in the beautiful surroundings of Connecticut, USA.  Suzy spent most of her college years and her 20’s living in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, where she worked in the Aviation industry working with Private Jets. This work put Suzy in the fortunate position to travel to such places as Peru, Russia and South Africa – places which have often proven the inspiration for her work.

From a young age, Suzy, like most girls, was fascinated with jewellery.  She often thought of taking classes to get started in making her own jewellery but, with such a demanding work and personal life, never seemed to find the time. When she arrived in Bristol, she found she had more spare time, and so decided to embark on jewellery making courses, and immediately became hooked.   Once established in jewellery making she discovered the art of making lampwork beads, and quickly found a local studio to create and display her work.  Suzy has now been lampworking for over 10 years and is sharing the art with others.

Amy Casto teaching glassblowing  Glass by Amy Casto 
COURSE TUTOR: Amy Casto & Suzy Hannabuss
COURSE LEVEL: Beginner - no glass experience necessary
Wednesday 21st February 2018
1 day (10am - 4.30pm)
Group and individual tuition
basic materials
Use of facilities, tools and equipment
To book and pay online: click the 'Book online' button next to the (available) date of your choice to add a course to your cart. To book by post: click 'Print Form' and send completed form to us with a cheque. Please read our terms and conditions.
Wed 21 Feb   PLACES
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Treat yourself to lunch...
We order in a delicious buffet lunch from our local farm shop at £7.50 per day. A typical lunch consists of filled sandwiches or wraps with a choice of fillings, fresh salads and a cake/sweet.
To book a lunch there will be an option to add lunches to your cart before you checkout online and remember to adjust the quanitity if you would like lunch for more than one day.
If you are printing the booking form please add the number of lunches required and adjust the value of your payment accordingly.
If you have already booked your course and wish to add a lunch simply call us to arrange booking and payment on 01225 768888.
*extra materials available at cost
**This includes hot and cold beverages but not lunch. Please bring a packed lunch or book a lunch as there are no restaurants or shops nearby.
If you have any queries about this or any other Glass Hub course then please give us a call on 01225 768888. If there is nobody available then leave us a message and we will get bck to you as soon as we can.
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