June 10 th – 14 th 2019

A Five Day glass making course in the Weald of Kent
With Angela Thwaites and Max Jacquard

Renowned glass artists and teachers Angela and Max bring a wealth of experience to this course aimed at developing a complete
understanding of how to take an idea into reality in cast glass.
We will show students how to use silicone moulds creatively to
create cores, textures and outer forms. The silicones will be used to cast waxes or investment components to be combined using sculptural collage techniques.

Mould making and glass preparation will also
be covered enabling students to develop a palette of glass qualities to best realise their artistic vision. Many of these methods have been
developed by the artists in their own work and will be taught here for the first time.

• Two kiln firings
• Wax
• Silicone
• Investment Material
• 5 kg each of Optical Crystal & Boro Crown glass

(We also offer the chance to pre-order through us an amount of coloured Banas casting glass from Czech Republic).

Course Fee
There are places for 8 students.
Students should have some former experience in cast glass or mould making.

Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation with additional details about the course. Our Terms and conditions can be found here.

Bookings are accepted through PayPal, CC, and bank transfer. You do not need a PayPal account to use the link below. Alternatively you can pay via bank transfer please email

Jacquard Thwaites Course




Angela Thwaites is an artist, researcher, author and educator with more than 30 years experience in the field of glass. The focus for Angela’s art practice is making sculpture and she exhibits frequently on a national and international basis. Angela is well known in Academic research and has recently attained her PhD from University of Sunderland with her thesis titled ‘Towards Making the Unmakeable : How 3D Printing Can Inform Kiln Formed Glass Practice in the 21st Century’.

Angela brings a range of teaching experience to the course and has taught at  Pilchuck Glass School. U.S.A., Bildwerk Frauenau in Germany, Northlands Glass in Scotland, Stipglass In the Netherlands, and the Glass Furnace in Istanbul.


Max Jacquard is known as an explorer and innovator working with a range of kiln forming techniques. In a career of over thirty years his unique methods have always been developed in response and as a stimulus to ideas of a more poetic nature. His ghostly figure “Brick Man” in the V&A glass collection uses a fragile armour of slumped glass plates and his delicate tissue castings won the British Glass Biennale in 1996.

With the material always at the centre of his practice the journey is constantly evolving and finding new forms of expression. Max has  taught in a wide range of establishments throughout Europe from Blidwerk in Frauenau, Germany to the U.C.C.A in Farnham , his open approach to problem solving has made him a versatile and valued tutor for students.

Coffee and tea will be provided.
A homemade lunch will be available daily at £9.

Max Jacquard studio is located in the Weald of Kent on the Greensand Way.

The Headcorn train station is a 1 hour train ride from London and the studio is a 10 minute drive from the station.

Max Jacquard Glass Studio

Greensand Barn, Church Farm

Ulcombe, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1DN

There is a selection of B&B’s, hotels and camping options. Some of which are within walking or cycling distance of the studio.

The Dog and Bear Lenham

Bramley Knowle Farm

Wilderness B&B

Tilmingate House

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For questions contact

Max Jacquard Studio
+44 (0) 1622842003