An Introduction to Glass Fusing



Held in my Horndean Workshop with a maximum of two participants, the course is designed as a hands-on practical introduction to this addictive craft

The course covers all aspects of:
- Studio health & safety
- Types of glass used,
- Cutting & breaking glass
- Cleaning & preparing glass
- Using glass frit,
- Assembling pieces for kiln firing,
- Kiln basics & firing schedules
- Preparing kiln shelves
- Types of firing

At the end of the course you will have completed three fused glass projects which will be fired & slumped (finished items can be collected at a mutually agreed time). These pieces will be flat items; two coasters & a hanging light catcher, and one slumped piece, either a dish or a wavy sculpture.

No previous glass handling is required.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Price includes all protective equipment, tools, raw materials, refreshments, printed course notes

Bring your own lunch but drinks and snacks are available throughout the day.


Dorothy Borland at All Things Glass


21 Winkfield Row

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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In-person course
Natalie Olson - - #31671

A very enjoyable day spent with Dorothy at her glass fusing workshop. A very patient teacher. Would love to do again,

Response from All Things Glass:

Thank you Natalie, would love to welcome you back...

In-person course
Colin SHEARRING - - #31165

Purchased as a gift for my wife so this is her review

Brilliant really enjoyed myself
Dorothy is very good teacher and I was really surprised how well I did

Looking forward to booking a follow up session


Response from All Things Glass:

Thank you for your kind words Tina, really glad you enjoyed your day.... Dorothy...

In-person course
Jane Thakker - - #27116

A fascinating day.
Dorothy was an excellent teacher and I loved playing around with the various types of glass and the different colours.
I’m delighted with the end product! My glassware turned out far better than I expected it to.
Can thoroughly recommend this course. Dorothy makes you feel very welcome and takes you through all the necessary steps very carefully until you feel happy enough to start your own pieces.
I am, in fact, very tempted to try this again.

Response from All Things Glass:

Really pleased you were happy with your glass Jane, would love to have you again and thanks for the great review. Dorothy....

In-person course
Sarah - - #25366

Lovely day! Excellent teaching. Very well looked after with drinks and snacks during the day.

I became very absorbed in creating and the finished items are so much better than anything I expected to come home with at the end of the day!

Response from All Things Glass:

Thank you for the lovely review Sarah, glad you enjoyed your day and were pleased with the results.


In-person course
Jill - - #25268

Wonderful day crafting! Dorothy was a superb teacher. Patient , inspiring and calming. I can't wait to have another lesson with her!

Response from All Things Glass:

Thanks for your review Jill and glad you enjoyed your day. Look forward to seeing you again...

In-person course
Fiona H Entwistle - - #17794

Dorothy is a fantastic tutor.
I had never worked with glass before and was rather nervous, knowing how sharp it can be, however big or small the piece.
She explained how to handle the glass safely (including the use of eye protection), the use of various tools and the correct way to keep your workspace clean (use a brush, not your hand!).
Dorothy demonstrated the use and results of all sorts of glass so I had a good idea how things would turn out (some glass can look different after firing).
She was happy to share examples of her work when I was stuck for inspiration for my creations.
I lost all track of time I was so absorbed in creating my pieces.
I am so proud of the coasters, window hanging and decorative plate I made.
Thank you for a lovely day.

In-person course
Sonya Dyke - - #15017

My daughter and I spent a lovely day with Dorothy in her workshop. She was very knowledgeable and showed us various techniques we could try as well as the numerous different glasses we could use - from sheets, to confetti, to powdered.
By the end of the day we had made 2 coasters, a window hanging and a free standing wave piece and can’t wait to collect them once they have been fired!
Thank you Dorothy

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