Glass from the Past

White Rock Glass Studio 11 Whiterock Road Newtownhamilton Newry BT35 0AW

Image | Some beautiful finished fused glass artworks


6 hours


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White Rock Glass Studio 11 Whiterock Road Newtownhamilton Newry BT35 0AW



Group size

Min. 4 Max.6


Nestled in the rolling hills of South Armagh in the townland of Ballymoyer, artist Tracey McVerry creates unique Ogham inspired art from her workshop at White Rock Glass Studio. As the 5th generation to live in this idyllic farmstead, Tracey is a proud South Armagh native with a strong connection to this place and people.
Tracey welcomes visitors to her home and studio, (a converted pig barn) to partake in an intimate glass making experience. As part of a small group, under Tracey’s expert guidance, learn the history of the earliest form of Gaelic (Irish) writing, Ogham. Traditionally found on native trees and standing stones throughout Ireland including Kilnasagart Stone and Drumconnell Stone in South Armagh.
Visually beautiful and artistically exciting, Ogham offers participants the opportunity to create a meaningful and personal piece of art. A chosen word is translated into Ogham and forms the basis of the design followed by the creative process of designing, cutting and assembling the cold glass prior to firing in the kiln. The completed piece is then beautifully framed and delivered to your home, a wonderful memento of this unforgettable experience.


Highlights include:
  • Tracey McVerry | professional glass artist | South Armagh native | artistically excited about Ogham
  • Ogham | ancient Celtic text dating back to the 4th century | local standing stones | ancient trees
  • Design | create a bespoke piece of glass inspired by Ogham | learn to use a glass cutter and pliers
  • Traditional Lunch |at the farmhouse table in Tracey’s 5th Generation front kitchen | many original features
  • The Studio | a converted pig barn | part of Tracey’s 200-year-old ancestral home | beautiful gardens
  • Location | surrounded by the rolling South Armagh hills | beautiful views of Ballymoyer Woodland

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