Fused Glass Ogham Experience

Join Tracey McVerry for a full day fused glass experience at White Rock Glass Studio. During this workshop, you will create your own piece of bespoke glass art inspired by the ancient language of Ogham.

Reconnect with your inner creative in this fully immersive fused glass experience, surrounded by the wild and dramatic scenery of the Fews Mountains. Tracey welcomes visitors to her safely nestled 5th generation family home and glass studio, overlooking the National Trusts ancient Ballymoyer Woodland. Here you will feast your senses whilst creating your own bespoke piece of fused glass artwork inspired by OGHAM in a professional artists studio.

Watch Tracey as she takes you through this creative process, step by step, guiding you while you design your own art work using language, colour and form to inspire your piece. Learn to cut and shape glass using specialist hand tools and cutters, add coloured glass inclusions using glass frits, stringers and confetti and finally assemble your cold glass panel prior to loading it into the kiln in preparation for firing. Collectively you will close the kiln and start the firing process.

Your beautiful piece of artwork is then fired in the glass kiln at 840 degrees over an 8 hour period and cooled slowly to room temperature the following day. It is then carefully assembled into a custom made frame, ready for delivery to you five working days later. The artwork will be delivered using Royal Mail Special Delivery and will arrive safely as a beautiful memento of your experience at White Rock Glass Studio.

All materials, glass equipment and safety equipment are supplied for you on the day. Wear comfortable and sensible clothing with closed toe footwear. Enjoy locally sourced refreshments and a fresh traditional home cooked lunch, all served in the ‘front kitchen’ of Tracey’s ancestral home. This event is suitable for ages 17 and over.

What is Ogham?

Ogham (pronounced ‘oh-am’) is an ancient Celtic alphabet which takes the form of linear strokes and notches cut into stone, etched onto wood or written on parchment. It appears on monumental inscriptions found mainly on standing stones across the island of Ireland but is also found in Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man. Ogham was used to translate Primitive and Old Irish, and also to write Old Welsh, Pictish and Latin. It is a mysterious and beautiful language which historians and archaeologists believe was used as a way finding tool or a marker of land ownership and prominent sites.

This event is part of the Lunasa Festival.

Come along to:

11 Whiterock Road
Newtownhamilton
Newry
BT35 0AW

Access:

Disability access bathroom, free on site parking, free WiFi, wear suitable clothing.

Booking:

Book here.

Contact info and social media links:

Event page

Facebook

Instagram

Contact Tracey at info@whiterockglassstudio.com if you have any questions.

Disclaimer:

All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding the event please contact this event organiser directly.

As COVID guidelines may change between now and the time of each event please check back for updated information, or contact the event organiser directly. Stay safe!

Event Details

Start Date: Aug 19

Start Time: 10:00 am

End Date: Aug 19

End Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Co. Armagh

Type: Workshop

Price: £150

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