“Fix yourself a drink” Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June
Learn how to make drinking vessels in three stages, beginning with cups - from small shot glasses to tumblers and up to wine glass size. Infinite variation and decorative techniques are possible and Bernie will show us as many as we have time for. We’ll then learn how to make various styles of stem and feet, both blown and solid, and finally how to put them all together. Beginners welcome so long as you know how to pull a point and are familiar working in borosilicate.
“Insects - from the real to the fantastic” Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th June
Ever wondered how to make a larger than life intricately detailed insect in boro? Now is your chance to learn how Bernie makes his amazing insects and other creatures. From an initial sketched idea to the making of parts and their assembly into a believable creature, all the necessary techniques will be shown and discussed. Flower forms for the insects to eat will also be a part of this workshop.
For more details and to book please contact Penel on 0422 437 812 or at email@example.com
Welcome to my obsession, glass. Glowing colours, fluid forms, beautiful beads, molten magic!
The world is an amazing and confusing place and making things has always been my way of trying to make sense of this life. Working with a molten material that sometimes seems to have a mind of its own continues to surprise and delight me (and sometime frustrate me!).
Over the last decade I've spent countless hours at the flame experimenting with a wide variety of techniques. Slowly but surely my own slightly quirky and idiosyncratic style has been emerging and the studio is filling up with all sorts of weird and wonderful creations.
Fire Bird Beads is a teaching studio and also open to the public as part of the Open Studios of the Pittwater Artists Trail. In 2017 the Trail will be kicking off on the June long weekend with a group exhibition, details to be announced.
You can also see some of my work at Made in Design 1b/64 Darley Street, Mona Vale. In November I exhibit with the Arcadian Artists and it's always a great weekend following that trail. In February, May, September and November I'll be at the Coal Loader Artisan Market in Waverton.