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New Dates for Spring/ Summer Workshops

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We have continued to run our monthly Fused Glass Workshops in the downstairs basement of Little Beach Boutique and they have been a very vibrant display of creativity so far this year! Tailored to complete beginners, we give you all the glass and ideas you need to make three or four of your very own pieces to take home.  Our classes have space for up to seven people so there is plenty of opportunity to ask questions and space to get stuck in.  We love it when people bring their own ideas - but also enjoy seeing the progression, in just a few...

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New Year Fused Glass Workshops

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The new year has got off to a very creative start with our first fused glass workshop on Sunday 22nd January. We had a group of seven people, all completely new to glass, and each person came up with their own ideas for making several very individual pieces ready to be kiln fired.     Glass is a perfect medium for people with creative skills who come to our workshops with clear ideas about what they want to make.  Equally, lots of people start the class by saying they have been bought the experience as a gift and don't consider themselves...

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Its getting cold outside but full of festive cheer in here...

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The weather is getting cold and news is gloomy but we have filled the shop with festive treats to bring in some seasonal cheer! The air is filled with the scent of these beautiful candles by Spry, hand poured in Britain, in a range of seasonal fragrances with tones of cinnamon, oranges and cloves.     We have draped our trusty tree in a range of cheery decorations, including these ceramic snowflakes and angels, handmade in Seaford and printed with vintage lace.    We love these cute felt santas, handmade in Nepal by the same family business that produces our...

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See how a fused glass creation comes together...

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See how a fused glass creation comes together...

Recently I was commissioned to make a special glass piece for a regular customer.  After a charity walk across the Sussex Downs, she wanted a freestanding piece of glassware that would remind her of the day and the beautiful sights she saw along the way.   The walk took her over the Seven Sisters Country Park and through Cuckmere Valley.  There were wild flowers along the way and a lighthouse in the distance. She asked that some of these could be incorporated in a unique glass piece. One of the things I love about working with glass is the ability...

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New Dates for Autumn Fused Glass Workshops

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We have added two new dates for our Introduction to Fused Glass Workshops here in Little Beach Boutique, Brighton, for Autum 2016.   The following dates are now available: Sunday 4th September Sunday 9th October Learn the principles of fusing glass, practice cutting glass and make your own unique pieces. Make four coasters and a small panel to be fired in our in house kilns. Our groups are small and friendly - a maximum of seven people - aimed at complete beginners.   You will be introduced to the different types of glass which can be used for shaping and...

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