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Beginners glass fusing workshop

Beginners glass fusing workshop

Duration: 6 x 3hr sessions

Price: £145

Book with: Noreen Todd
at Bal Maiden Studio Glass

Wheal Betty
Trevenen Bal
Helston
Cornwall
TR13 0PR

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About the Course

The course takes place in my own purpose-built studio, which is a working studio and as such is fully equipped for almost all forms of glass-making.

There are so many aspects to kiln-formed glass making that this course can only act as a basic introduction. These starter sessions are designed to give you the basic techniques to make beautiful objects which may be sculptural or functional. This 6 session course is designed for people who have never worked with glass before, and also acts as a refresher course for those who have.
The course is prescriptive for the first 6 weeks in order to establish the basic techniques. Students are then encouraged to join the ‘follow-on’ sessions where they can design and make their own unique glass.
Session 1: We start with cutting glass, and then kiln-carving with clear glass.
Session 2: We make glass jewellery, including a piece of dichroic glass jewellery. We learn to use a microwave kiln; and learn glass engraving.
Session 3: We start using coloured flat glass sheets to make a picture or plate using cut glass.
Session 4: We make glass tapestry using powdered glasses.
Session 5: We make a glass bowl using frits and powders.
Session 6: We design and make a functional object using the techniques from the previous sessions, and discuss what other techniques may be suitable.

As each student works at a different rate and has different design ideas it is not possible to include the cost of the glass used or the kiln-firing costs in the session cost, and these will be charged separately.
Each session lasts for 3 hours and must be booked and paid for in advance. The cost of individual sessions is £30. If 6 sessions are booked and paid for in advance the cost is reduced to £145.

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?

Use of all equipment, tools and machines is included in the price, along with a technical manual when you finish.



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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Suitable for beginners

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