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Glass Jewellery Lab

21 February @ 9:00 am - 24 February @ 5:00 pm

| $1200 per person per 4 days (includes all materials and tools needed)

Glass Jewellery Lab (Masterclass): From wondering to wearing

Tutor: Davide Penso, (Murano, Venice, Italy)

Davide Penso is an internationally recognised jewellery designer and glass artist who has taught widely in Europe and the USA.

He will give individual guidance and assist you to turn your jewellery ideas into unique, well engineered, stylish wearable pieces.

For beginners to experienced, hobbyist to professional

4 day program with Gala evening

Day 1: 21 February 2019

DESIGN your project by exploring design techniques and analysis of jewellery styles.

START making simple fast glass shapes including headpins and simple beads

EXPERIMENT with sketching, play with shape and colour and ‘engineering’.

Day 2: 22 February 2019

PRACTICE more glass shape making techniques including fusing, or blowing depending on the experience and interests of participants and their design journey.

Day 3: 23 February 2019

DISCOVER finishing techniques for stringing and wiring your piece including knots, clasps and how to close a necklace.

EXPLORE cold-working glass grinding techniques including ‘battuto’ on beads. Other demos and techniques will depend on student interests and their design journey.

Day 4: 24 February 2019

CREATE & BLEND customised components for your project.

FINALISE your project with support and supervision. Lean how to exhibit and sell; prepare for the Gala event.


CELEBRATE. Wear your piece at a “Glass Glitz & Glam” gala dinner event at a local restaurant. Invite friends and family.

Please note: that the program will be adapted and added to depending on the specific progress, interests and skills of those attending. 


21 February @ 9:00 am
24 February @ 5:00 pm
$1200 per person per 4 days (includes all materials and tools needed)


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