About the Course
Deborah has over 30yrs of experience in the field of glass with visitors attending workshops from both the UK & overseas. Classes are delivered professionally but fun too! Homemade cakes and produce is all handmade on the family dairy farm adding a touch of luxury and comfort too.
1st day - what will I learn? Lots! All the basics of glass fusion inc: easy & safe glass cutting, creating shapes, which glass to fire, tools & how to use frits, stringers & many other exciting materials. What will I make? Glass lace, a set of coasters, pendants & a free standing landscape panel. In the afternoon you may choose to make a bowl, tile, t-light shade or wall panel [this day is the same as our intro day].
2nd day - What will I learn? Kiln care & use, preparation & schedules. We will also go through vital temps for full or tack fusing & slumping your glass. Lots of tips, tricks & problem solving! Just enough to get you started or just an insight into the discipline. You will learn how to incorporate glass paints, enamels, drawing with frits, adding or removing bubbles in your work. We will also show you how to go about planning projects before you start cutting your glass. What will I make? 3 slumped bowls or flat wall tiles, 1 candle bridge & jewellery components...samples with time permitting
3rd day - What will I learn? Kiln carving to add relief/embossed textures and form to your work, manipulating glass stringers & how to incorporate inclusions & your beautiful glass lace from day one! Experiment with enamels, colours & textures. The most popular project on all of our courses!
What will I make? A sculpted & tack fused tryptic: your set of 3 wall panels will incorporate all the elements learned from your last 2 days inc kiln carving techniques or you may create a 30 x 30cm panel/bowl. Time allowing please feel free to create extra samples of work, jewellery cabochons etc.... and have a play :)
**All you need to know and more to get started in the fused glass world** A very popular class so do book early.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The course fee includes all the materials you will need for your glass course, a 2 course farmhouse lunch is also provided and all made using our home grown and local organic produce.
Refreshments are free and available throughout the day
*Vegetarian diets can also be catered for by request.
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Excellent course, I learnt a lot of techniques to further my studies. Deborah is a great tutor patient and enthusiastic. She guides you through the glass sessions effortlessly. The ladies on the course were fabulous too. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and the learning. Thank you.
Elizabeth Teague - - #14983
I recently did Deborah's 3 day workshop on glass fusing and it was a really worthwhile experience. I had dabbled a couple of times before with glass fusing and really wanted to be able to get my teeth into it. Deborah's course was just what I needed - it covered all the basics plus more in-depth information.
The group size was small, so we all had as much attention as we needed. The homemade lunches were lovely, too!
I can certainly recommend this course for anyone who thinks they might like to have a go at glass fusing, or for someone who's had a go at a half-day/one-day course and feels that a day is not long enough! I do feel I learnt a lot from Deborah and that the course was value for money.
Mary Allison - - #10290
Thoroughly enjoyed all three days, learnt a lot, made a lot of pieces, met lovely people and shared some delicious food. Can't recall being so satisfyingly absorbed in an activity. Deborah is an excellent teacher, generous with her knowledge, ideas and materials. Course is excellent value for money.
Colin & Shirley Scott - - #9865
Had an amazing time, met new friends, learned so very much, ate wonderful food and brought away memories and many glass inspirations, the whole thing was well taught with an informality that made everyone comfortable with the work they produced.
Carolyn Littlewood - - #9862
I was looking for a course that would give me a good foundation to learn and develop my understanding of fused glass. The course was perfectly structured - a large variety of projects with all the guidance and materials we needed. I loved the fact that we were encouraged to use our own creativity rather than everyone producing something that looked the same. Deborah is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent tutor... she is obviously very passionate about her art. She made us very welcome and the lunches she provided were lovely (she's an excellent chef!). I would recommend Deborah's courses to anyone - I will definitely be back for the Intermediate Course in a few months.
Jenny Smith - - #5275
Superb course, 3days of glass and great food, Deborah is very knowledgable with years of making glass art as it runs in the family.
We started making simple coasters (square pieces) just to get used to glass cutting, then moved on to one medium size glass art piece using glass frit, next we made 3 squares of glass concentrating on surface design and texture, the last day we made our final 3panel piece.
It was a great 3days and more than I expected, very pleased to now have glass art on my wall and to say I made that!
Amanda Roberts - - #4006
I was looking for a course in fused glass that would give me the confidence in jumping in and having a go with my own kiln and I'm pleased to say that Deborah gave me skills with all the hints and tips I needed in starting out. It was a great class of people, very relaxed but professional and we all made at the least 12 projects in total [I even had chance to make jewellery pieces too] Deborahs 12 yrs in glass really does show and I don't think you could find a better tutor, her enthusiasm really rubs off on you.
All in all an excellent weekend away with lovely people in a beautiful location, amazing food and I came away with all the skills I felt I needed to make a start in fused glass on my own. I couldnt recomend this course enough. I feel there are many glass courses to choose from but I can see that there is a difference between hobby style glass classes and studio glass which gives you some technical background without being scary, I also noticed the standard of projects we made and choice too.
I have already booked onto the 3 day next step course and cant wait, my kiln is ordered and I know that I have someone to call on for help if I get stuck!
Tom Trident - - #3354
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