You'll receive light refreshments on arrival while Sinéad introduces you to the studio and the process. Then you can pick a style of glass; snifter, tulip, highball or invent your own! We have a selection of recycled glass in a variety of colours and shapes for you to work with. You can choose some glass to work with and sketch your design. When your happy with your design you'll mark up your glass and cut it on the saw. Following that you'll grind the glass smooth and polish it using the grinding machine and by hand using various glass techniques. Each process is demonstrated in detail by Sinéad. Following that she will show the group how to apply different surfaces and marks to the glass on the engraving lathe, stone wheel lathe and diamond hand engraver. The group will have the option to experiment with the glass equipment and apply any finishing touches to their whiskey glass. And finally, the group will enjoy some well earned drinks. Perhaps a hot toddy to heat you up, neat, on the rocks, whiskey sours?
We are Sinéad and Róisín, glass artists and founders of Glint. Sinéad began working with glass at the National College of Art and Design in 2009. Róisín has been working as a glass artist since the 1980s and is currently the inaugural artist in residence at the National Museum of Ireland. We are passionate about our craft and keen to share our glassy knowledge. We are also educators. Róisín has thought at many education institutions including NCAD and Pilchuck Glass School in Washington. Sinéad holds a PDE in Art and Design Education and has extensive experience teaching children and adults.
Biscuits, nuts, tortillas and dips
A selection of teas, coffee and a selection of whiskeys
Our workshop will take place in Sinéad and Róisín's glass studio. The studio is divided into a design space and cold glass workshop. We've got many personal and collaborative projects at the studio, some of which you will see on display or in process. The workshop consists of a saw, belt sander, flatbed grinder, engraving lathe and stone wheel lathe as well as many hand tools. We also have a garden space where we grow some cocktail ingredients!