I have been taking a few lessons in glass bead and marble making with the fabulous Ray Youngs at The Glass Bead & Marble Co.
His workshop is based at Blakemere Village in Sandiway, Cheshire.
Ray works almost exclusively with borosilicate glass. The depth and clarity of the clear is simply stunning, the colours are vibrant and beautiful, with many almost mystical in the process of achieving the colours.
The photographs on a website simply don’t do them justice. Each piece is made in a flame and then annealed in a kiln, they are all individual.
Ray also runs classes on Bead and Marble making and his knowledge and skill make it a joy to discover talents you never knew you had.
|The Glass Bead & Marble Co.
Unit 12, The Courtyard