Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Only one place left on the affordable furnace course at the International Festival of Glass

There's one place left on the course I'm running at the IFG from Aug 20th. We'll be building an affordable glass furnace and working from it, finding new ways to work without an assistant. This is all to create a new, sustainable business model for glass blowing students and graduates. If we can get lots of micro businesses up and running in sheds in our gardens, one in ten could become larger and who knows? Perhaps in 10 years time we may have new glass factories and a healthy manufacturing industry in the UK. For more info, go to

Here's a sample of work made last week without an assistant. The course is not about what I can do, but what anyone can do with a bit of patience and enthusiasm


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  2. Hello Ian,

    Really love your sample work.
    Good to read about your course, Great job!!

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