Sand, Fire, Glass, Sea: A Creative Writing & Glassmaking Workshop

About the event

Join glass artist Andrea Spencer and author Bernie McGill for the Sand, Fire, Glass, Sea: a Creative Writing & Glassmaking Workshop. This half-day workshop will take inspiration from the landscape of the North Coast.

Following introductions and a short writing exercise, participants will alternate in two groups between a creative writing session and a glass-making session, during which time there will be a break for lunch (please bring your own packed lunch).

At the end of the creative writing and glassmaking workshops, you will have created a piece of creative writing and flameworked glass, ending the session with a sharing of work.

No previous experience is necessary.


About the artists:
Andrea Spencer maintains a studio in rural Ballintoy on the North Antrim Coast. Her work is inspired by nature, drawing on natural forms and structures to create pieces which correlate with aspects of the human condition.

Bernie McGill’s most recent short story collection, “This Train is For”, was published in June 2022 by No Alibis Press. Her novel “The Watch House” was nominated in 2019 for the Ireland/European Union Prize for Literature.

Presented as part of Causeway Craft Trail Showcase and August Craft Month.

Where is it taking place?

Flowerfield Arts Centre,
185 Coleraine Road,
BT55 7HU

When is it taking place?

August 13th, 10.30am to 2.30pm

Do you need to book?

Yes, booking is required. Please book online, here.
By Telephone – 028 7083 1400
In Person at Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart

About August Craft Month with Craft NI

This event is a part of August Craft Month with Craft NI, Northern Ireland’s celebration of craft. Summer 2022 will mark the 16th annual August Craft Month with makers all across Northern Ireland getting involved.

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Event Details

Maker: Andrea Spencer

Starts: Aug 13 at 10:30 am

Ends: Aug 13 at 2:30 pm

Discipline: Multiple

Location: Derry

Type: Workshop

Price: £50 includes all materials