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Fused Glass Fun: Queens Jubilee Magnets

22nd May 2022 Ocean Studios Workshop Art Culture
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This year, our Queen Elizabeth II has become the first British monarch ever to achieve a Platinum Jubilee.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we are running some extra-special Queen’s Jubilee themed workshops.

In this 1 ¼ hour fused glass taster session, you will make a unique set of fridge magnets inspired by the special occasion of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee using top-quality, coloured glass.

You will use pre-cut glass, coloured glass granules, stringer, letters and other glass accessories to make a set of 4 beautiful fridge magnets which you can use yourself or give to someone as a special gift.

Your glass fridge magnets might directly represent a royal theme or you may choose to do something more abstract. Each one can be a mini-picture on its own or you can have a continuous theme running through your set.

Annette Daly, a professional glass maker and tutor will be on hand to give you demonstrations, advice and guidance to help bring your ideas to life in glass.

Although glass cutting is not required for this short session, if you want to learn how to cut glass, Annette will give a demonstration and you can have a go at this fun skill.

This course is suitable for both adults and children (from 5 years +) and no previous experience of glass is required. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. (Accompanying adults can either book their own space and make their own glass picture or come along for free and just supervise their child/children).

Don’t worry if you are not particularly arty, fused glass is a very forgiving medium and even people who don’t consider themselves ‘arty’ can get fantastic results on this taster course. There will also be examples and ideas to give you inspiration.

The course fee includes 4 magnets, each approximately 5cm x 3 ½ cm. If you have time and would like to make more magnets, you can pay £5 per additional glass magnet that you make.

Your glass pieces will be kiln-fired after the course before the magnets are added and will be available to collect from Ocean Studios about a week later or they can be posted to you (postage costs are not included in the course fee but are charged at cost).

The course will be run in a small group of no more than 8 people to ensure lots of individual attention. The course will run subject to a minimum of 3 people attending. If less than 3 people sign up to this workshop, you will be offered the chance to transfer to another session or will be offered a full refund of the course fee.

Venue: Photography Studio – enter through the Ocean Studios café and sign in with one of the hosts at the café counter there.

Please try to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the workshop is due to start.

Booking is essential.

If you have an Annette Daly Glass voucher that you would like to redeem against this course, please contact Annette to reserve your space.

Please contact Annette if you have any questions about this workshop – [email protected]


Thursday 19th May – 4:30 – 5:45pm £20 pp

Sunday 22nd May – 2.00pm – 3:15 £20pp

Event Dates

Date Time Venue Info
Sun 22nd May 2:00pm Photography Studio (Meeting Room) Available

Travel Information

Ocean Studios, The Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth PL1 3RP.

We are an environmentally conscious organisation and encourage our visitors to prioritise green travel. Please consider getting the bus, cycling or walking to visit us. There are plenty of space for bikes within Royal William Yard to and lots of options to utilise public transport. More information on bus routes and car parks nearby can be found here –

If you do need to drive to attend your event then there are lots of pay and display spaces available.

When arriving at Royal William Yard you’ll need to look out for signage to Factory Cooperage, Ocean Studios can be found just a few meters away from the red telephone box situated opposite the Club House. Please enter the building via the courtyard space and through the glass doors.

When leaving the building at night please be respectful and consider residents living nearby.


Ocean Studios has an accessible entrance however some areas are uneven due to heritage restrictions. We have worked hard to create an accessible building, Ocean Studios has accessible toilet facilities and lift access to upper floors. Blue badge parking is available throughout the Royal William Yard – please advise us of any additional needs so we can make your visit enjoyable and comfortable.

Heritage Restrictions
Whilst we work to ensure the building is fully accessible to all, we are limited by the heritage building and land in which we work. The listed building and historic location have certain constraints which unfortunately we cannot avoid or adapt.

Where possible we have improved accessibility however please be aware that areas of Royal William Yard and our buildings has uneven ground and narrow steps with may limit access to wheelchairs and prams. For further information please contact us or whilst visiting Ocean Studios please speak to a member of staff.

Additional Information

Arrival and admission
Please make sure you have your ticket to hand ready for check-in. We cannot guarantee entry into the event for late arrivals.

This ticket gives you entry to the experience named on your ticket.

We are asking everyone to wear masks whilst in our spaces, including during dome shows, and to take lateral flow tests ahead of their visit. Please do not visit our spaces if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have a positive lateral flow or PCR test. Should you need to change or amend your tickets to a Real Ideas event due to contracting COVID or needing to self-isolate please email [email protected] where one of our team will be able to assist you. For more information please read our COVID-19 guidance.

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