Glass Island Studios | Isle of Islay

We will be running courses in a range of applied arts techniques in 2020, starting with glass.

Glass courses

Our glass courses are run by Kirsten Gow, a trained glass artist working mainly with stained glass and kiln formed glass.


The following courses are currently open for bookings.  If you are interested in bookin a private course for up to 5 people, or a one to one session - please see our contacts page for more information.


Make your own glass hangers (beginners upwards)


Design and make your own glass hangings to enjoy yourself or gift to others. This workshop will teach you the basics of cutting and shaping glass to make up to two glass hangers of your own design (suggested designs available).


Click on your chosen date for more information or to book.



Evening course - Make your own stained glass panel (beginners upwards)


Make your own beautiful stained glass panel and learn a tratitional craft! This evening course, held over four Wednesday evenings, will introduce you to the delights of working with glass and give you all the tools and information you need to make a stained glass panel for you to take home and enjoy.


Click on your chosen date for more information or to book.



General course information


For studio safety all students must:


  • wear fully enclosed shoes (for example sandals and peep toe shoes not permitted);

  • tie back long hair;

  • avoid clothing with loose sleeves and fibers that shed.


If you require glasses for detailed work, please bring them with you. Safety glasses will be provided.


We recommend that you dress warmly.


If you have a medical condition which makes it difficult to stand for long periods, please let us know in advance.

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