Floating on the Surface – Marguerite Beneke 

October 21-23, 2020

8:30am – 5:00PM



Join Glass eMotions in welcoming back South African Fused Glass Master Artist in this hands-on 3-day seminar/workshop students will learn to create contemporary kiln worked pieces using float glass and enamels.  We are so pleased to provide this exclusive event.

Topics covered include:

  • using imagery, surface textures and other art mediums as inspiration for creating abstract work,
  • how to mix and apply enamel,
  • layering enamel using unusual techniques,
  • adding textures on the surface of the glass using different materials like float compatible frits, copper wire
  • build-up techniques using pieces of clear and/or enameled float glass.

Students will complete several pieces to create a collage of the different techniques covered in the workshop.

Mounting and display ideas will also be discussed for finished pieces.

Basic glass and kiln work experience is required.

All materials required to complete a collage of different techniques.

Breakfast snacks and catered lunch included.

25% deposit will be requested in May 2020, with full tuition being paid by August 13, 2020.

Cancellation for Marguerite is:

25% non-refundable deposit 6 months before workshop

Paid in full 60 days before workshop.

I will offer a refund (less 10% admin fee) for the 75% if I can fill your spot.


Marguerite Beneke

Marguerite Beneke


In my work I like to express what I find interesting and beautiful in life. A lot of my work has been about my love of the Karoo landscapes, combining it with the freedom of abstract designs. My work invites the viewer to interact with each piece in not only a point of view, but to use their fingertips, to explore the glass and stir the thoughts of the mind.

My work is exhibited in galleries throughout South Africa and has been sold to international clients. I have done commissions for the South African Air Force and other corporate companies.

Marguerite says...

"​I am very excited to be hosted as a guest speaker at Glass Emotions, Canada. Crystal has been absolute wonderful in helping me through the whole process in getting there.

It is an honour to be a guest speaker at such a professional studio and having that experience as part of my glass journey.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing my techniques.”