Dear Visitor!

Thank you for visiting my glass studio. I am Judit Szőke, a glass artist. I make glass jewelry with Murano glass since 2010. I use and teach many glass forming techniques, but my favorite is the lampwork technique. I melt Murano glass rods on the flame of a glass torch and make jewelry and other unique pieces.

My studio is located in the heart of Sopron, in the Lenck passage, in a beautiful 150-year-old building.

You can buy glass items in my studio or you can participate in a workshop to learn how to make them.

In 2021 after an extensive renovation the studio was expanded inside and out with modern technical equipment in order to be able to hold high-level workshops. There are three fixed gas torch stations in the studio so that those interested can work in small groups to learn the secrets of glass forming.

I teach various techniques in small groups (3-5 people). Beginner classes guide you through the process of creating your first bead and in advanced classes you can learn more involved techniques.

Anyone who wants to make a glass jewelry needs some dexterity.

Participation in an advanced workshop requires already having sufficient experience in making glass jewelry. Therefore, if you did not study with me, I ask you to send photos of your previous glass work. I need see if you have practice for the given technique.

Workshops take about 2-5 hours depending on the technique.

If you would like to have a private workshop, please contact me in email.

The language of the workshop can be Hungarian, German or English. English and German workshop can be booked only by 3 persons.

Regards, Judit Szőke

Glass working with a flame

There is no way to accurately determine the age of flame working, as many of the techniques involved in working glass on a flame die. In fact, many thousands of years were used before the first lamp or burner was invented.

We know that the ancient Egyptians also made glass jewelry, also called glass beads, and it was highly protected as a valuable item.

People still like the glass jewelry to this day. It shines amazing, it is cold but formed with a hot flame and does not cause any allergy.

Today Murano is the most famous center of glass production in Europe. Since the 12th century Murano has already existed in glass making and glass art. The glass production and forming knowledge was secret. The well-paid glassblowers were forbidden to pass on their knowledge on pain of death.

This secret is not so closely guarded today. You can visit the small studios and glass production company in Murano and see how they work.

This also allows you to learn the techniques. Now exists many small studios in Europe and use the same technique as in masters in Murano.

Working with the flame requires some skill, but it takes a lot of practice.

The flame we’re working on six around 1000-1300 degrees. We melt colored glass rods from Murano and shape them with tools.

The finished glass items must cool down very slow,. We put it in a 500 degree Celsius oven and let it cool down at room temperature for approx. 5-6 hours.

From the foregoing it can be seen that relatively expensive tools and equipment are employed to form the glass. You can find them all in my studio and use them under my supervision during the course.

The glass studio

The studio is located in the heart of Sopron in the Lenck passage. This passage connects the old town’s Szent György Street with the city ring via 3 courtyards. You can find me in the first courtyard from the city ring.

Address: Várkerület 98, 9400 Sopron
Phone: +36 30 575 5287
Email: info@judit-art.hu

In the studio you can buy glass items created by me: jewelry, pens, pillboxes and other items.
You can also participate in classes and learn various techniques of glass working. The studio has 3 workstations for teaching.