Perfect Imperfections - Secrets of Coldworking

Perfect Imperfections - Secrets of Coldworking
AUD $730.00
  • Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Kingston, ACT

The aim of this Intensive Professional Workshop is to support the development efficient and ergonomic coldworking that enables you to correct the imperfections that have haunted you in the past. The emphasis will be on correct machine technique so you can look after the equipment and also yourself.

Perfect imperfections – secrets of coldworking will equip each participant with the confidence to build their practice around
• Grinding
• Polishing
• Engraving

Perfect imperfections – secrets of coldworking will balance shared projects, demonstrations and discussions to support individual working time and tutorials. The teaching artist will provide a tailored pathway for every participant through each demonstration.

What you need

Test and sample materials will be supplied by Canberra Glassworks, however this intensive does revolves around correcting pre-existing pieces which have proven to be troublesome in the Cold Shop. Bring these pieces with you to resolve through the processes and techniques refined in this week long intensive.


Expect to gain skills, contacts, knowledge of materials and tricks of the trade which will support you throughout your career. This intensive is based on experimental learning and brainstorming problems rather then completing finished artworks.

Please contact Canberra Glassworks before you book. Email or call (02) 6185 0380 

About Peter Nilsson

Peter Nilsson began teaching cold techniques, Art History, sketching and drawing at the Swedish National Glass School in Orrefors in 2001 coming full circle after completing his own training there in 1985. Across his career Nilsson has worked at Pukeberg Glass Workshop, Bsweden lighting company and Nybro Crystal glass workshop and represented The Kingdom of Glass and Crystal at the I.T.B. fair in Berlin, and Mats Jonasson Sweden and Swedish glass art in Canada, the USA, Japan and Holland. He continued to exhibit his ongoing design work, including permanent fit outs for Harrods in London, a large cinema centre in Jonkoping (Sweden) and a hanging glass sculpture for St Sigfrids Church near Kalmar (Sweden). Nilsson completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Lund in 1995 and undertook postgraduate studies in glass design at University of Vaxjo 1999.  

Nilsson moved to Australia 2010 and since that time has been working as an artist and teacher at Canberra Glassworks.