Glass Fusing for Beginners – Full Day

£110.00

Full day beginners glass fusing workshop at the studio; location. I supply absolutely everything you will need, equipment & materials, to make your own beautiful fused glass; just bring yourself.

Refreshments and a light lunch included. Small class sizes max 3. 
Unleash your inner creative, learn a little, have fun and, above all, enjoy yourself! See more detail below.

I will confirm your booking and send details of ‘how to find us’ within a few days of payment received.  And don’t forget call or email if you want to ask anything at all.

Choose date here, or if there are 2 or more of you and you would like a specific date, please contact me .

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Description

Glass  Fusing for Beginners (full day workshop)
Light lunch included

Creating with glass is not nearly as scary as it sounds, come and try it out for yourself.
This is a full day glass fusing, with a gentle introduction for complete beginners.

I supply absolutely everything you will need (equipment & materials) to make your own beautiful fused glass; just bring yourself (in comfy shoes!).

Workshops all take place at my small, well equipped studio in Worthen, Shropshire SY5 9HN, google maps Fusing Ideas Glass
Class sizes are small usually max 3, which means a good student to teacher ratio.
Unleash your inner creative, learn a little, have fun and, above all, enjoy yourself!


Workshop structure:

♦ Safety in the glass studio – it’s all common sense really!
◊ What is glass fusing? And other terms we use.
♦ Introduction to art glass; types & compatibility and the tools you will use.
◊ Learn to cut and handle glass with confidence – yes you can!
♦ Various design techniques

In the morning you will create up to 4 coaster or tile sized ‘projects’ (10cm square), two of which can be slumped into little (trinket) dishes if you wish.
Try out different techniques or explore one you like; I will guide you through to create your own designs – abstract or pictorial – working with cut coloured glass, glass frits & stringers and/or glass powders – see where your creativity takes you.

Before we break for a light sandwich lunch, we’ll discuss options for your larger project 25cm x 25cm (or equivalent smaller ones) and over lunch you can decide what to make.  You might continue with a theme you used in the morning – or try something different.

You create and place your projects in the kiln ready for firing, I do the rest.

Firing; fusing & slumping, are overnight processes and will take place during the following 2 weeks. Your lovely fused glass can be collected after that.  If you can’t collect I’ll courier via DPD depending on size & weight – usually £11.25.

Available dates

  • Sunday October 7th 10.00am – 5.00pm


If there are 2 or more of you and you would like to book another date/time, please just contact me to arrange.


 

What to wear and other useful information

◊ Wear comfortable clothing, trousers or jeans – no turn-ups. And trousers not tucked into boots please.
♦ Wear closed shoes – definitely no sandals or open toes!
◊ Long hair is best tied back.
♦ All art glass materials and equipment, including safety equipment, will be supplied.
◊ Tea, coffee, soft drinks always available.
♦ Worktops are high (think kitchen) and we have high stools, so you can perch or stand – most students prefer to work standing most of the time.
NB: There are no desk height tables or chairs.
◊ Maximum group size is 3 (4 at a squeeze if you are all friends) – flexible dates available for group bookings of 2 to 4. Contact us.
♦ Minimum age unaccompanied by an adult is 16.
◊ A steady hand is required.
♦ Perfect for small hen party or birthday!
◊ If you have any questions, doubts or queries – please call or email us first.

Cancellation Policy

A small administration fee, 5%, applies to all cancellations, this is included below:

Cancellations up to 4 weeks before the course 95% refund.
Cancellations up to 1 week before the course 55% refund.
Cancellations within the last week, no refund.

It may be possible to re-arrange your booking – at no extra charge – so talk to us first!

If your course is cancelled by us due to unforeseen circumstances you will be offered an alternative date
or a full, 100%, refund.