Carole Griffiths

Carole has taught hundreds of people the magic of molten glass from her studio at Gorman Arts Centre. She started melting soft glass using a torch over 14 years ago and now teaches glass bead making full-time in her internationally rated studio.

Carole runs a series of workshops, teaching at a beginner, intermediate and advanced level. Her workshops provide students with a unique form of mediation and creative experience – through molten glass.

Her beginners course consists of a series of four classes where you will learn:

  • how to work with a torch at 2000’C
  • all safety aspects and education regarding molten glass
  • how to make a fantastic selection of beads in different colours and shapes

Each workshop is three hours of creative excitement, and a great sanctuary unique to any other art form. Carole’s highly addictive workshops are the only place in Canberra where you can work exclusively with Italian glass using a flame torch.

Classes are available most days of the week and on Saturday mornings.

Carole’s work is referred to as exquisite wearable art. Her unique jewellery is available locally from her Gorman Arts Centre studio as well as the retail showroom at the Canberra Glassworks, and other national institutions and local galleries. Each bead is individually handmade, creating vibrant and elegant art. Her style has become known for its bright and exciting colour, and its ability to make a statement comes from years of experience. Carole can be commissioned to make unique, one off pieces that will always make an impact.

  • Carole at work in her studio at Gorman Arts Centre. Photo by Katherine Griffiths.
  • A selection of glass rods in Carole Griffith's Studio at Gorman Arts Centre. Photo by Katherine Griffiths.
  • Glass beads firing in the kiln at Carole Griffith's studio at Gorman Arts Centre. Photo by Katherine Griffiths.
  • Carole Griffith's exquisite, wearable art.
  • A beautiful selection of glass rods in Carole Griffith's studio at Gorman Arts Centre.
  • Carole Griffith's Exquisite Wearable Art. Photo by Katherine Griffiths.
  • Creative meditation through glass bead making, Carole Griffiths Studio at Gorman Arts Centre.
  • Carole in her studio at Gorman Arts Centre.