Tartans In Glass with Crystal Loke
For centuries, tartans have represented the proud heritage and history of Scottish clans. For those tied to the clans, whether by blood or marriage, these patterns woven in wool are more than criss-crossed lines: they are a symbol.
Traditionally woven in wool and worn as a kilt, here at Glass eMotions, I was inspired to re-create the traditional tartan patterns in another medium, one as ancient as the tartans themselves: glass.
Woven with glass threads, these tartans are as exact replicas of the tartans as glass chemistry allows. We respect the tartan tradition and know that in each tartan, every thread placement counts.
Learn how to recreate the traditional tartan patterns in the comfort of your home studio. You’ll be guided through the precise techniques required to replicate the beautiful tartan.
How it works
- Click Add to Cart button.
- Click View Cart and continue to checkout from there.
- Check your email. Within 10 minutes you will receive an email with the subject: Welcome to Tartans in Glass with Crystal Loke.
- Click the Start The Course button in the email. This will bring you directly to the first page of the Online Video Course.
What is included:
Module 1 – Do your research!
Module 2 – Picking the ‘right’ clan tartan
Module 3 – Dissecting a tartan and choosing colours
Module 4 – Designing your piece and calculating ‘threadcount’
Module 5 – Layout and Firing
Module 6 – Finishing: Jewellery, Slumping and Mounting/Hanging ideas + BONUS: Pricing your work
Making tartans in glass is very rewarding. And it offers you an opportunity to reach a potentially large market who love all things tartan.
The market for custom tartan commissions has a huge potential with over 5,000,000 Scotsman in the US, and 5,000,000 in Canada.
Large custom commissions can sell as much as $1000 depending on size. They make great craft/market items – small dishes, jewellery, coasters, stir sticks. Larger items, such as bowls, cheese boards, wall hangings and sculptural items are all possible and provide a unique piece loved in any Scots home.
My name is Crystal Loke and my ancestry takes me back to John MacBean, (The surname originates from ‘son of Bheathan,’ the Gaelic word for ‘Lively one.’) who was born 1634 in Strathdeam, Invernessshire.