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3 day beginners fused glass crash course - Silver Zebra studio Cheshire - Est 2004 by one of the UKs leading glass artists

Fused glass courses in Cheshire since 2004. Twit twooo Panel made by one of our students

Duration: 3 Days 10am - 4pm

Price: £245

Book with: Deborah Moses
at The Silver Zebra Glass Studio

The Silver Zebra Fields farm
CW10 0LZ

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About the Course

Our most popular course so book early :) Deborah has over 30 years of experience in Glass with visitors attending workshops from both the UK & overseas. Classes are delivered professionally but fun too! Homemade pastries and produce are all handmade on the family dairy farm adding to your experience

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? Mosaic project, delicate glass lace, coasters, pendants & a free standing landscape or seascape 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 & firing schedules for full or tack fusing & shaping your glass. Lots of tips, tricks & problem solving! Just a interesting chat with enough to get you started or just an insight into the discipline. You will work with glass paints & enamels, learn to draw with frits, incorporate bubbles into 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 tile panels 20 x 20cm as well as jewellery components...samples with time permitting. The panels look fabulous boxed framed!

3rd day - What will I learn? Kiln carving to add relief/embossed textures and form to your project, manipulating glass stringers & incorporating everything you have learned over the 3 days here including your glass lace from day one! Experiment adding details with enamels, colours & textures. The most popular project on all of our courses!

What will I make? A sculpted & tack fused tryptic set of wall panels 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** Any questions please dont hesitate to ask

£10 discount if you mention CRAFT COURSES!

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?

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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I attended the 3 day course after my first visit to the studio to attend the amazing Silver Zebra Christmas one day course, Deborah is so knowledgeable and supports you through each project encouraging creativity and embedding the necessary technical knowledge for each piece. You go home bitten by the glass bug and can't wait to collect your finished projects; always amazing, you learn such a lot each time you visit. I will be booking on the Christmas course our 3rd) with my friends, I can't wait, and those lunches are absolutely delicious! Thanks Deborah!

- - #24428

Fabulous! We have been on several glass workshops here & each time found it value for money, relaxing, beautiful lunches & we made some really great projects.

My wife was hesitant to go on a glass course but with Deborah’s guidance we soon got into it. She’s a fun knowledgeable tutor & doesn’t skimp on materials. There’s a box of off cuts you can help yourself to if you have a bit of spare time to have a play & I made 3 extra coasters

We have just booked onto the Xmas workshop.

- - #24415

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.

- - #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.

- - #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.

- - #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.

- - #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.

- - #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!

- - #4006

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Course Start Dates

Monday 11th November 2019
Friday 15th November 2019
Sunday 15th December 2019
Sunday 19th January 2020
Friday 7th February 2020
Friday 6th March 2020
Thursday 12th March 2020
Friday 3rd April 2020
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Disabled access
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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