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Fused glass, slumped glass, warm glass and kiln formed glass courses, classes and workshops are taught all across the UK. Kiln-formed, fused or warm glass workshops will cover techniques such as fusing, slumping and other processes which use a variety of temperatures and the kiln to form the finished piece. Glass fusing means using heat to reshape, bend or join together two pieces of glass. Glass slumping courses will teach using moulds to make the glass take a particular shape. A more skilled level, ‘glass casting courses’ will involve using moulds and molten glass to create any shape. Other techniques that may be taught are glass combing (using tools to shape warm glass within a kiln) and fire polishing, which is used to create an attractive shiny surface.

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Next course on 17th March 2017
This workshop offers a wonderful introduction to the art of kiln formed glass, using solely Bullseye transparent, opal and iridescent glass. You will gain an understanding of the materials, techniques and processes involved while producing your own masterpiece! Using sheet glass, frits, stringers and wire, you will be shown how to cut glass, add inclusions and create voids & bubbles. These one day courses run twice a month on Friday and Saturdays, if there are...
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Next course on 11th March 2017
What will I learn? Steve is one of only a few professional glass artists choosing to work with enamel powders to colour the glass (as opposed to using pre-coloured glass). He has developed his own techniques for working with these enamels, creating unique patterns and effects. Steve will share these techniques with you, and take you step- by-step through the glass-fusing process so that you can create your own unique piece of fused glass art....
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Dilys Fisher of Rosy M Design has been running enamelling courses since 2005. This is a wonderful ancient craft where enamel powder (ground glass) is applied to copper and is then fired in a kiln for approx. 1 minute until the enamel becomes molten and attaches to the copper. If 3 students book together its £45 each, 2 students £67.50 each or 1 student £135. Courses are suitable for both complete beginners and those with...
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Learn about the art of fused glass within this relaxed, small group workshop. You will be free to create your own designs and explore ideas with lots of personal attention. This mean that you be guaranteed to take away fused glass pieces that exceed you expectations as a beginner. Within the workshop you will learn how to cut glass safely, learn about the different types of glass available to fuse with and experiment with the...
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Enamelling is the art of fusing glass to metal at high temperatures, using a kiln. In a one day class you will learn the basics of enamelling, including equipment, materials and then counter-enamelling. I will then go on to teach you several techniques such as sifting, wet packing, applying media. In my intermediate classes, you will also learn techniques such as wire work, swirling and grisaille. I also do a class using silver clay as...
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Flamework/Lampwork bead making is the process of making glass beads using; in this case, a hot head. In this beginner's 1 to 1 class we will look at: equipment and health and safety, using the torch, making a basic doughnut shaped bead, plus decoration and some shaping. Expect to make around 8 beads in this 3 hour session. I also offer a 1 to 2 course if you'd prefer to share the torch and bring...
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Hello and welcome to smARTsy! I offer fused glass and Tiffany style copper foiling sessions from my cosy workshop in Ratby (7 miles from Leicester city centre, located between Groby and Kirby Muxloe). With spaces limited to only 9 people, you will have plenty of support as you learn about these beautiful art forms. If you book a glass fusion session, after a brief introduction, you will learn about glass and its many forms though...
Image for Glass fusing and Kiln forming with Laura Hart of Hart Glass
Glass Fusing & Kiln Forming Introductory course - 3 days 10am - 5pm If you have ever wondered, ‘How do they do that?’ or thought, ‘I’d love to have a go!’ this is your perfect chance to give that creative spark a chance to shine. Most glass courses are for groups of five or more and individual attention is in short supply. I only take one or two students per course, so whether you are...
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This workshop will give you a taste of the exciting possibilities of working with glass to make your own unique fused glass art. Enjoy learning something new in a friendly and relaxed environment with like-minded people. The course is designed to suit all levels. Small group sizes mean that you can work at your own level and explore new ideas for working with glass. You will learn how to cut glass safely and then design...
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Next course on 25th February 2017
This glass fusing workshop is designed for complete beginners but more experienced glass fusers are always welcome. During the day we will make a coaster, a hanging or two and a pendant or pair of earrings. All materials are included in the price! I will demonstrate how to use the tools and equipment and then off you go designing and creating your masterpieces. I always bake a cake and make brews a plenty so you...