Beginners fused glass - one day workshop - a great introduction to the Art of Glass - Bognor Regis

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Learn the basics of glass fusing whilst making one, or a selection of small pieces of your choice. With over 25 years experience in Glass, my classes are run in small groups with no more then three to a class. Developmental classes are available following completion of this introductory day.

You will learn how to handle and cut glass safely and to understand how the process of fusing works. You will then have a fun afternoon making one or more pieces to your own design with plenty of guidance and advice. You will have the freedom to make one or several items in a style and shape of your choice. You can select from a range of bowls, window hangings, window curves and other shapes. Your pieces will be fused and slumped ready for collection or postage after the course.

This is a great course with a very experienced tutor. Jan, has worked in Contemporary fused glass for more then 15 years and has been working with traditional stained glass for 25 years. She has mentored and taught a number of new artists their skills over the last 10 years and has recently completed working on a series of ecclesiastical commissions including a large single fused and hand painted panel created for the Holy Cross Hospital in Haslemere, Surrey. She has been teaching Fused glass for over 15 years to Adult Students in the UK and New Zealand, and will offer additional private tuition days and more advanced one on one courses by arrangement.

The UK studio is located on the West Sussex Coast, in South Bersted, near Bognor Regis, and only 7 minutes from the main Chichester Bypass. I am easily accessible by car and public transport. The studio is situated in a beautiful garden setting behind my home. All Covid regulations will be followed during the day and the studio is thoroughly deep cleaned between courses to ensure that the working environment is safe.

Full payment for courses is due on booking. Fees are non refundable* within 30 days of your booking unless the class can be filled. You can also transfer your booking onto a friend, should for any reason, you be unable to attend.

*If your course is cancelled as a result of Government restrictions, a full refund will be offered, or, alternatively your date can be rearranged once the studio is able to open up again. If you are suffering from Covid Symptoms, we can rearrange your date to suit.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

I supply all tools, materials, and safety equipment required although you are welcome to bring your own if you have them. A steady stream of tea, coffee, cake and fruit is on hand throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch. Fridge storage and a microwave can be provided. In the summer months, lunch can be eaten in the garden and during the winter, I have a dining area inside for you to use.

Please wear comfortable clothing with layers and flat, covered, sturdy shoes. We have adjustable chairs available in the studio but you will likely be spending quite a bit of time on your feet.

Please bring a sketchbook with you.


jan simpson at Koru Arts


Orchard Way
Bognor Regis
West Sussex

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Mother's Day
  • Pet lovers
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Spooky
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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In-person course
Susan Cranmer - - #33558

I had a great day with Jan.
She is passionate about her craft and passes on great advice to a beginner. We were shown all the basic techniques to get us started on our own projects with help and suggestions to fire (no pun intended :-)) our imaginations.
Jan allow us the use all her materials (which are considerable) so that we could experiment as well as making something beautiful.
I would thoroughly recommend this course.

Response from Koru Arts:

Thank youfor your lovely review Sue. Your piece is cooking in the kilns today and should be ready tomorrow.

In-person course
Jules Hayward - - #7214

An absolutely fantastic course, Jan and Alison are both welcoming and very knowledgeable on the subject, making for an informative and enjoyable day.

Plenty of theory, advice on tools and techniques, and enough time to get very 'hands on' with as much or little support as you need (as an absolute beginner I needed plenty!)

The course is suitable for all abilities, from complete novice to those with more experience in working with glass. I would definitely recommend it.

In-person course
Sue Watson - - #5839

A fantastic day, love all things glass, thought I would try to make something and hopefully learn a new skill in the process.
The day is not disappoint, 3 of us on the course, all made to feel very welcome - chocolate cake as well!
As described on the website, morning spent learning the 'technical bits & how to use the various tools safely', afternoon, the fun bit making our chosen piece.
Will be going again! Looking forward to seeing the finished product once it comes out the kiln.

In-person course
Liz Cooper - - #1579

A fantastic day , Jan explains everything really well and then helps you create something that you feel really proud of. A nice homemade lunch and opportunities to chat with the other participants .

In-person course
Chris Ivory - - #1433

I completed this course earlier in the week. Fantastic!

Tuition is clear and easy to follow, and Jan is on hand to guide you through any techniques you may find tricky and offer alternatives where appropriate.

Can't wait to see the result. As a practicing fine artist, I enjoyed stretching my repertoire and discovering a new area of work to consider.

I would recommend this course for any stage in the artistic journey, from beginner to pro.

In-person course
D wilkinson - - #877

A great day learning the basics of glass fusion including some good theory of tools materials and techniques and interspersed with lots of practical work, developing techniques and the designing and making a large piece of my own, with good support from Jan. A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing day, totally absorbed in creative glass work. The lunch was great too.

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