Fused Glass for Beginners - One day workshop



Learn the basics of glass fusing whilst making one, or a selection of small pieces of your choice. Usually run in groups of up to three people, due to other commitments I am now running one to one courses on dates to be arranged between ourselves. If you would like to attend as a group prices will be adjusted accordingly and charged at a rate of £150.00 per day. Please send a message to arrange your course date.. You will learn how to handle and cut glass safely and to understand how work with fusing using the materials available to you, including cut glass, frit, stringers and a good collection of hand made studio glass components. 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. Full payment for courses is due on booking. Fees are non refundable within 60 days of your booking unless the place can be filled. You can also transfer your booking onto a friend, should for any reason, you be unable to attend.

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.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts


Jan has been working in stained and fused glass for over 25 years and is widely experienced in both skills. She has installed a series of Stained Glass Windows at St Frances of Assisi Church, in Ascot and has worked on many other large scale installations. Over the last 15 years she has been a regular exhibitor at major shows and Christmas events throughout the UK at the same time as running regular classes in leadlight and fusing techniques. Jan is currently working on a commission only basis whilst she formally completes her Bachelors degree in Glass and Ceramics and is offering a limited number of classes in both fusing and traditional leadlight throughout 2024. Classes are kept small and personal and allow you plenty of time to ask questions and discuss your projects and ideas and she does offer the opportunity to come back and do further one to one tuition if you find you "get the bug" for this fascinating craft.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Easter
  • Weekends
  • UK Holiday
  • Stag dos
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Spooky
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Intermediate level
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Father's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Romantic
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Mother's Day
  • Christmas
  • Public transport
  • Pet lovers
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Yes, I offer ongoing mentoring classes to those who wish to develop further, whether you are thinking of setting up a studio, or want to learn different processes, these classes are personalised to your own needs and generally are on a one to one basis, although sometimes I may team you up with someone who is at a similar stage or who will work independently alongside you on the day.

On the fusing course, you would expect to make a piece about 20 x 20 cm in size or a number of smaller pieces - I will help and guide you through the process to ensure that you make something lovely. On the stained glass course you will have a choice of two or three designs - this is to ensure that you understand the process before you tackle the issue of designing something of your own.

I keep my classes small. Fused classes have no more then three people, and stained glass classes only two people, this way I can provide you with all the attention you need during the day to make sure you make something really lovely.


Orchard Way, , Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO229HJ