Filling the sand mould with molten glassCreating the sand mould

Jon Lewis and Ewa Wawrzyniak

Glass sand casting


Sand casting in glass is a very creative and exciting experience. Each person will design and make three glass pieces during the day which they can take away after a three day cooling process in a kiln.

Participants will first design and create sand moulds using forms, shapes and colours with the opportunity to add pieces of metal. Molten glass from the furnace is then poured into the moulds to create amazing and unique glass art works. The resulting glass pieces are always amazing and surprising.  The sand casting sessions suit first timers and professionals equally.

One day sand casting session - 10.30am to 4 / 5pm.

The next sand glass casting classes will take place on 

Tuesdau 16th and Sunday 28th October

Fees: £135 each

For dates of proposed sessions contact:

Jon Lewis - 07940 168898 or

Ewa Wawrzyniak - 07963 949727 or

Present Arts

3rd November - 22nd December


Monday Closed
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday 2pm - 4pm
Bank Holidays 2pm - 4pm 

Paintings Drawings Prints Sculpture Glass
Textiles Metal Jewellery Ceramics Cards.

Maintaining The Gallery's high standard, the emphasis at Christmas is on works of art which are affordable. Represented are artists who have studios at the Mill along with regular exhibitors and some who are new to The Gallery.

The skills of many of the artists who have studios at the Mill are represented, showing artworks in glass by Jon Lewis and Ewa Wawrzyniak, ceramics by Aila Simpson and Geli Hinton, textiles by Ayse Simsek and Connie Flynn, paintings by Chris Seaber, original prints by Liz Boast, Tanya Scott-Durrant and Kirsten Wilson and silver jewellery by Yuki Kokai. Two new artists have joined the community at Parndon Mill this year and will be exhibiting in The Gallery for the first time. Anton Psak shows two small paintings and Billie Achilleos a collection of sculptural pieces made of surprising metal objects.

Regular exhibitors who work nearby include Margaret Gardiner whose meticulously crafted salt glazed ceramics are well known and Marilyn Andreetti whose colourfully decorated red earthenware is popular. Ruta Bartkeviute who comes from Lithuania makes pots which are very colourful, decorated with a hint of traditional European folk art.

There will also be work by several artists new to The Gallery. Delightful miniature paintings by Debbie Ayles, Chrissie Richards and Jenny Cufflin depict landscape, plants, animals and buildings. Carefully made porcelain pieces by Laura De Benedetti are useful as well as beautiful. Nick Clarke exhibits intriguing forged metal sculpture and colourful new jewellery is by Amanda Charles who is also a glass artist.

This exhibition is a feast for the eye and is a great opportunity to acquire a unique and special present, something new for the home, individual cards, or even decorations for the Christmas tree.


Glasshaus XII

21st September - 29th October


Monday Closed
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday 2pm - 4pm
Bank Holidays 2pm - 4pm 

This year’s Glasshaus XII features our home team, artists who have studios here at Parndon Mill, along with our associated glass artists. They are joined by others whom they have chosen to invite, students or colleagues, or those whose work they admire.

Parndon Mill
Essex. CM20 2HP

Memory Of The Landscape II
sand-cast glass



Part of Essex Summer of Art ENAS events

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July 2017
10am - 5pm 

Parndon Mill
Essex. CM20 2HP 

In this idyllic setting, over twenty studios offer an insight into the creative process and the opportunity to participate.
The 2016 Open Studios weekend was one of the most successful to date, with over 760 visitors in total.
An amazing diversity of talent and skills are nurtured at Parndon Mill and will be on view during the Open Studios event. In addition to the fine arts of painting and sculpture, craftwork in glass, weaving, calligraphy, guitar making, ceramics, jewellery, printing and metalwork can be seen here this weekend. There will also be an insight into architectural skills and the work of graphic and product designers. The artists, craftspeople and designers will talk about their work and demonstrate their techniques. There will also be opportunities to “have a go” at many of the crafts. Glass blowing is especially exciting and can result in taking away a bauble or a vessel. 

New this year will be an Art Play Tent for children. Deana Kim Page invites every child of any age to join her ART ANGELS to create a masterpiece! Also for children, and adults, Chris Lydamore will present a Pottery Throw Down on Sunday 16th.

It will be a privilege to listen to Richard Ove Stokkereit playing one of David Rouse's classical guitars in his studio from time to time during the weekend. 

Examples of the work of most of the participating artists will be exhibited in The Project Space on the ground floor and will hopefully tempt viewers to make the climb to the top floor of the mill. 

Celebrating Harlow being 70 years old this year the exhibition in The Gallery is PICTURE HARLOW showing paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints depicting various aspects of the town.

Responses to the event last year were overwhelmingly positive, and it was wonderful to see visitors relax by the canal after finishing the trail of over 20 different artist's studios. Here are some of the lovely comments we received:

'The best, most diverse collection of talented artists, artisans and crafts-people!'
'Well signposted and organised, friendly and informative craftsmen - very welcoming.'
'A total pleasure to be able to wander around the studios, look at art and chat to the artists.'
'I think it's amazing that so much goes on here and so many people are so passionate about what they do. As a result of last year I take a ceramics class - glass next!'
'Great to be able to introduce the children to such a range of arts.'
'Wonderful to meet all of the art practitioners - an inspiring creative hub!'
'Everyone has been so open and friendly. I have come away knowing a lot more about everyone's work. I am very inspired! Thank you!'

We are already preparing for the 2017 Open Studios Weekend here at Parndon Mill, to be held on the 15th and 16th July, and look forward to welcoming you. Refreshments will be available throughout the weekend.

Bucks Open Studios Exhibition
Friday 2 June - Sunday 25 June 2017

For Bucks Open Studios this year, Obsidian Art is delighted to be able to showcase by some of the best local artists & makers - with a high quality exhibition of varied and exciting work. There will be an opportunity to meet many of the artists and makers participating here and to see free demonstrations.

Obsidian Art
Layby Farm
Old Risborough Rd,
Stoke Mandeville
HP22 5XJ, UK

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