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Feast of Light ~ celebrating Yule at the Winter Solstice

December 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


*five spaces available*

Though all will be dark, cold and bare for some time yet, at the Winter Solstice the light power has returned and will continue to grow.

So this series of workshops is all about the light ~ and they are all standalone ones too 🙂

The first, on December 3rd, is on jewelled fused glass sun catchers and fused glass cards. The sun catchers can, of course, also be used to decorate your Christmas tree…and it’s always good to have some extra-special Christmas cards 😉

The second, on December 10th, has lithophane lamps and candle shades as its theme. The term ‘lithophane’ was coined in Victorian times to describe thin carved or pressed porcelain created to be illuminated, usually by a candle. Thin porcelain has a beautiful, golden glowing and earthy quality that I love.

The third, on December 17th, four days before the Solstice, embraces this turn of the year and what dreams you want to create as the light returns.
In it, you can create a sigil ‘drawn’ in wire and fused into glass. I’ll detail more about sigils on the workshop page of my website, and can help you with ideas before the workshop if you like, as you’d need to come with a sigil ‘roughed out’ already so as to fit everything else into the two hours!

If you’re not quite in a sigilising space, you can use this workshop to simply create a wire drawing in fused glass, for which you wouldn’t need to prepare.

*details for all workshops*

Each workshop is for just 2-5 people, on Sunday mornings from 10.30am to 12.30pm. They are all £35 per person.

All are suitable for complete beginners: if you think you don’t have an artistic bone in your body, you will discover the artistry of all your bones!
Kids are welcome, at the same cost, if with an adult.

Workshops can be combined with a stay at Rennaldburn, which has its own waterfall and is a short walk away from two of Eskdalemuir’s stone circles. (www.returntotheway.org/arthouse/staying)

Reserve your place by paying for it here: www.returntotheway.org/arthouse/workshops/2023, where you can also find out more details about the workshops, Rennaldburn, Eskdalemuir and me.


December 3
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Rennaldburn Art House, Eskdalemuir
Eskdalemuir, DG13 0QQ
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