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Elements of Place – Formed by Fire

5 June @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Elements of Place – Formed by Fire is a 5 day flamework, filati (hand pulled glass threads) and micro-mosaic workshop aimed specifically at practicing glass and mosaic artists. The workshop is designed to expand creative practices through exploration of these complementary hot and cold glass working techniques, in combination with simple casting, use of found natural and manmade forms, and field trips to study the dramatic natural landscape of the local Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland, from which we’ll draw inspiration for our work during the week.

Andrea Spencer (glass) and Joanna Kessel (mosaic) are highly regarded artists within their specialist fields, frequently exhibiting their contemporary artworks nationally and internationally. The natural environment informs both their current work.

This unique combined workshop developed out of a research period Joanna undertook at Andrea’s studio, supported by the Inches Carr Creative Development Award. Both artists found the research potential fascinating, recognising the exciting dialogue between the materials, processes and artforms.

Dates: 6 – 10 May 2024

Venue: Benefield Spencer Glass, Ballintoy, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

Price: £965 pp

Level: The workshop is aimed at practicing glass and mosaic artists. No prior flameworking experience is necessary.

No. of participants: The workshop has been designed to accommodate 6-8 participants. We require a minimum of 6 bookings for the workshop to run. If the workshop becomes fully booked we will keep a waiting list.

Expert tuition by two experienced artists
9-5pm daily over 5 days
Studio access and guided field trips
All studio materials and equipment
Transport to field trips from the studio. (If we have 8 participants someone will need to share their car).
5 light lunches
2 simple evening meals (workshop participants only) Bonus evening field trip
Bonus evening studio session


5 June
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Andrea Spencer Glass
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Andrea Spencer Glass
35 Lagavara Road
Ballintoy, BT54 6NG United Kingdom
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