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    Are there any Lampworkers in the Dorset area who would be willing to teach me,as I don't drive I would like to find someone local,or else I may have to concider being self taught.
    I saw a demo at the Dorset Arts & Craft show at the weekend & I could have watched all day, it looks like I found another hobby to get my teeth into.
    Andrea

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    I haven't heard of 'Lampwork' before, what exactly is it? (always ready to increase my knowledge)
    Jo x
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    • #3
      Check boards and Information beaureaus, they are usually a good source of this kind of thing. I know of one in Wiltshire, but it's probably too far to travel.

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        You could see if someone here is local to you:

        www dot britishlampwork dot co dot uk (sorry - not allowed to post links yet!)

        I love lampwork too - definitely want to have a go myself one day but will have to make do with working with the finished beads for the time being!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jo Lovejoy View Post
          I haven't heard of 'Lampwork' before, what exactly is it? (always ready to increase my knowledge)
          Jo x
          Ji Jo, Lampwork is melting glass rods using a Torch burner, it is an acient form of art.Beads, little creatures & anything else in the imagination can be made.

          A starter kit would cost aprox £160 using a beginners torch,but if you get into it, or like me go in guns blazing,a semi pro set up aint gonna be cheap,as you would be needing a kiln aprox £600,an oxygen concentrator kit aprox £530[inc a torch] & other tools.

          You must wear gooky glasses to protect eyes from the uv light,& be prepaired to get the odd burn here & there.

          Hope this helps. By the way I haven't started yet so this info is just what I have found out over the last few days.
          Andrea

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          • #6
            Originally posted by andyart View Post
            Ji Jo, Lampwork is melting glass rods using a Torch burner, it is an acient form of art.Beads, little creatures & anything else in the imagination can be made.

            A starter kit would cost aprox £160 using a beginners torch,but if you get into it, or like me go in guns blazing,a semi pro set up aint gonna be cheap,as you would be needing a kiln aprox £600,an oxygen concentrator kit aprox £530[inc a torch] & other tools.

            You must wear gooky glasses to protect eyes from the uv light,& be prepaired to get the odd burn here & there.

            Hope this helps. By the way I haven't started yet so this info is just what I have found out over the last few days.
            Thanks for the info Andy, it sounds facinating. I'd love to see some pics when you are able to post them.

            Jo x
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