We make and install neon.
We teach and preach neon.
We exhibit and publish neon.
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It's what's inside
Since 2010 Neon Workshops have been
making and installing neon,
teaching and preaching neon,
exhibiting and publishing neon.
29th Sept - 28th Nov 2021
‘CIRCLESPHERE’ marks ten years since Neon Workshops was established in Wakefield, and 20 years since its founder – artist Richard William Wheater – was introduced to Fred Tschida’s alternative explorations in neon, as his student at Alfred University.
It was while studying in New York that Wheater discovered Tschida’s kinetic sculpture ‘Sphere (2000), which he cites as the piece that made him fall in love with neon. The exhibition is a celebration of both this moment and Fred Tschida’s lifelong obsession with light and movement as an art form, as well as Wheater’s determination to introduce the world to an un-sung neon master.
‘CIRCLESPHERE’ includes seven gas-filled glass illuminated sculptures, revolving on free-standing wooden frames, each between 2.1m and 2.8m tall. The pieces, entitled ‘Frederick Carder Vase Forms’ will be displayed across two floors at The Art House.
They will be accompanied by ‘SPHERE’, a huge rotating neon-clad circle, which will feature at 7A, Neon Workshops’ project space, filling the 3000 sq. ft warehouse space.
An exhibition partnership between Neon Workshops and The Art House
Supported by Arts Council England
Mobile Neon Workshops
We take our customised mobile neon facility all over, spreading the good word of neon light. previous ventures have included New York, Berlin, Switzerland, Bergen, Reykjavic, Paris, Denmark, Australia and art colleges throughout the UK. If you are interested in hosting a Mobile Neon Workshop, please do get in touch for more info.
April 23rd | 24th
Learn how to make neon.
Several Mobile Neon Workshops in collaboration with Indytute take place in London this year. By the end of the day, you will take home a neon sculpture that you have designed and helped make!
One to One
Our One to One tuition offers a more intensive training experience allowing participants to thoroughly engage with neon making.
Ex-participants can expand their knowledge and push their skills further, absolute beginners are offered a more exclusive introduction to neon during devoted time with a neon maker.
One Day Intensive
Sept 10th | Oct 8th | Oct 22nd
Six participants will be taught by two neon makers and learn everything from transcribing ideas into neon drawings to filling their glass forms with gas. This intensive workshop should be seen as an educational experience rather than a commissioning day. By 5pm everyone takes home a piece of neon they have designed and helped make or direct in the making of.
If you've enjoyed one of our workshops* but don't feel confident with jumping straight into hiring, then this package is for you! From 10am-12:30pm a neon tutor will help you revisit the torches and assist with manipulating glass tube, so that in the afternoon (1:30-4pm) you can hit the ground running and make your neon!
Price does not include materials
Sept 12th | Oct 10th
Bring your shades, and get ready to roll up your sleeves for four hours of demos and exercises with glass, fire, high voltage and noble gas. Have your earnest efforts processed on the 'Electron Bombarder' and illuminated to take home with a power supply. An energetic and practical half-day introduction, into the gorgeous world of neon. Sign up now, to electrify a new week with your own sculptured, energy saving light!
£75 - £145*
Sept 11th | Oct 9th
A two hour taster session on what neon is, what it can be and how to make it. See glowing examples of neon art explained, expect mesmerising demonstrations of cutting, blowing, stretching, bending and fusing glass with flame, filling with gas and illuminating with electricity. Experience the chance to have a go yourself under tuition and take home the results. Neon Sessions take place on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. Participants receive 20% off a One Day Intensive.
£20 per hour
With access to such affordable neon making facilities, finishing a workshop doesn't have to mark the end of your experiences with neon...it can be the beginning! Practice, play, make your neon night and day with tech on hand. Price does not include materials, which can be paid for up front or as you go along. Hire is for ex-workshop participants only.
Regardless of how large or small,
complex or minimal your ideas in neon are, we'd love to hear from you. Send a sketch
or photograph through, or if you want to replicate something you've seen we can do that too!
Gift Vouchers / Neon Artwork / Books
/ Limited edition print / Postcards
70b George Street
Neon is a chemical element with the symbol Ne and atomic number 10;