Gore Tree Studio is a glass art and crafts studio in a quaint little village called Hemingford Grey in Cambridgeshire, near the River Great Ouse, run by owner artist Carole Pollock.
Each beginners/improvers workshop is designed for beginners/improvers to learn new skills and techniques in a friendly rural setting in a small class (to ensure you get lots of individual tuition). Currently being held at the beautiful location of the Lodge Flower and Craft School, Hemingford Grey during building work at my workshop.
During the day, you will learn the basic aspects of glass fusing - how to cut glass, about the different types and qualities of fusing glass, firing schedules and be encouraged to create your masterpiece.
You will be able to make one or two fused glass pieces (e.g. small wave/curve, coaster, small dish or sun catcher or piece of jewellery). You may have your own creative ideas, if not, I have sample projects/ideas you can try.
Cost £75 (plus £5 if slumping required and/or £5 for findings and glue for jewellery). Your glass pieces will be available for collection 7-10 days after the workshop.
If you and a friend or two would like to attend your own workshop, contact Gore Tree Studio to arrange a convenient date.
Please contact us for availability of places and to book your space.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All tools, materials and glass are provided along with refreshments and lots of homemade yummy cake (aids the creative flow).
There will be breaks for tea, coffee, cordial and yummy cake/biscuits (provided and baked by Carole) and lunch. You just need to bring your enthusiasm, suitable clothing, closed in shoes and packed lunch or purchase a prepared workshop lunch for £12.
Carole Pollock at Gore Tree Studio
The Lodge Flower and Craft School Church Street, Hemingford Grey Cambridgeshire PE28 9DF
I’ve just collected my 3 glass pieces and I’m thrilled with the results! My first attempt at glass fusing and all now proudly on display.
It was an excellent day, very sociable and creative, and Carole had plenty of time for each of us to discuss and develop our ideas. She is very knowledgeable about all things glass and supported us through any technical challenges.
I suggest coming to this class with some idea of what you’d like to make (check out Pinterest for great ideas) and maybe your design drawn on paper, so you can get going on your project straight away.
Carole is superb at explaining the art of Glass Fusing. Although I had done a little before, I learnt more about the science behind glass fusing from Carole.
Groups are small (max 3) and there is plenty of time to produce your ideas.
Have just collected my fired items and I’m thrilled with the results.
I will be back !
As a complete beginner to working with glass, I thoroughly enjoyed my day with Carole. I laughed a lot, learned a huge amount about the craft and found creativity that I didn’t know existed! Carole managed our different experience levels well and allowed each of us to work at our individual pace offering support when requested. I have come away with some surprisingly beautiful pieces, so huge thanks to Carole and my fellow participants for a truly memorable day. I would heartily recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in the subject.