We are very sad to announce that due to Brexit (who would have thought!) our insurance for teaching has been canceled. It was very difficult in the first place to obtain insurance for working with a flame and gas and we ended up going with a UK company. As of the end of August, I will be unable to teach as the cost of insurance in Ireland is phenomenal and most insurance companies won't even talk to me. We have loved teaching and will continue to look for other viable options but it is time to start focusing my energies back into sculpture and my mobiles it seems!


Beginners glass bead making classes are 2.5 hours long and individually tailored for between one and six students. You will learn the basics of working with coloured glass rods and a specialist flameworking torch to produce a number of your own unique glass beads. Intermediate and advanced classes also available.

Cost is €75 per person. All materials are included and you get to keep the beads you make! No special skills or aptitudes are required, and it's a lot of fun. Students need to be over 16 years old.

We recommend that you wear natural fiber clothing such as cotton or wool, and please bring lightly tinted sunglass with UV protection.

The flameworking torches at Graham Reid Design use two gasses producing a nice hot flame and are pleasantly quiet. My studio is equipped with a ventilation system.

My studio is 15 minutes from Sligo town.

Email or call to arrange a time.

Email: info@grahamreiddesign.com

Mobile: 085 808 5005