Wishing Bowls with Fiona Byrne

Use the ancient technique of pâte de verre to create a magical wishing bowl.

In this introduction to pâte de verre we will work on small, delicate forms. The focus will be on the process, starting from visual research through to a packed mould ready for the kiln. You will learn how to create a basic form in clay, hand build a mould and mix coloured powders. You will make small but powerful vessels ready to hold your intensions and help make your wishes come true.

Fiona Byrne is an Irish artist, educator and writer living and working in Switzerland. She trained at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and has a joint degree in glass and visual culture. She has been awarded funding from the Contemporary Glass Society (UK), Pittsburgh Glass School scholarship programme (USA), Friends of Northlands Funding (UK) and received a Future Makers Award from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (IRE). She was recently shortlisted for the 2021 Golden Fleece Awards, one of ten finalists.

All skill levels welcome.

October 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm