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Glass from the Past

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Glass from the Past
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Join professional glass artist Tracey Mc Verry at her ancestral home and glass studio nestled in the rolling hills of South Armagh. With Tracey as your tutor and host you will explore the extraordinary medium of Fused Glass whilst creating your own glass OGHAM artwork.

Ogham is a mysterious ancient Celtic alphabet used as a way finding tool which was found primarily on native trees and standing stones throughout the island of Ireland, dating back to pre Christian times.

Learn the fascinating chemistry behind how glass is made and what processes glass goes through in the kiln while being fired to create your fused glass artwork.

Watch Tracey as she takes you through this exciting creative process, step by step, guiding you while you design, cut and assemble cold glass prior to firing in the kiln.

Translate your chosen English word into the Irish language, transforming it then into Ogham letting your text inspire your glasswork in colour, shape and meaning.

Come and create a piece individual to you which will be framed and delivered to you after your session.

Enjoy a traditional Irish wholesome lunch and locally sourced refreshments in Tracey's 200yr old ancestral family home.

Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toe footwear.

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