About the Course
Glass fusing is the technique used to bond glass pieces together by melting the glass at high temperature in a kiln.
Amazing creative pieces can be made by using this technique. Glass fusing is an accessible and rewarding art form for all levels and all abilities.
So immerse yourself in the joy of glass fusing for 2 full days. This weekend is designed to introduce you to the limitless creative possibilities of the technique. Whether you’re new to glass fusing or have tried it before, this weekend is designed for you.
You will complete a number of pieces using different fusing techniques and will be involved in actual kiln preparation and firings.
Jude is an experienced and inspiring tutor dedicated to bringing out the very best in every student.
Throughout the course you will have ongoing access to her extensive knowledge and experience through demonstrations, hands-on making, individual tuition and guidance. You will also get lots of useful insight into the materials, tools, processes and equipment used together with plenty of interesting bits of historical information.
All courses are held at Jude’s studio in Vanguard Court, a cobble-stoned inner-city oasis and home to a thriving community of dedicated, professional artists and creatives.
The course will cover:
-how to cut glass
-using glass powders, frits and stringer
-fusing at different temperatures
-fusing in layers
This course is a wonderful opportunity to make Xmas decorations and gifts.
To book this course click on the book online button above.
Any queries or questions please contact me via the contact link above.
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?
Materials & firings included.
Tools & equipment provided.
All day free parking next to studio.
Plenty of tea, coffee & biscuits included.
Passion, dedication and lots of useful information!!
We really enjoyed ourselves over the weekend with Jude - she shared her skills and expertise wisely and is a very motivating teacher. Vibrant atmosphere and well stocked studio - we learned many techniques. It would be worth going just for the tuition, but we also took home several lovely pieces we had made ourselves.
This craft course is very accessible for people who like to focus on creative tasks for several hours - we came as a family pair and recommend it highly!
Fiona French and Linton O'Riordan - - #18748
Great weekend messing about with bits of Glass. There were five of us in the class and Jude gave us lots of ideas and inspiration.
Jude is very knowledgeable on both Fusion and Stained glass and has created some amazing large windows.
I hope to come back one day for some more !!!!
Graham Turner - - #18376
As a complete beginner I thoroughly enjoyed my weekend. Learning enough foundation skills to give me the confidence to have a go myself. Who knows where it will lead.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone thinking of trying this creative skill out.
I would also be interested in attending further courses nearing Christmas in the hope that my gifts this year would have the personel touch.
Kim Adams - - #16005
I spent a very enjoyable two days learning all about the art of glass fusion in a lovely spacious studio in Vanguard Court ( also home to many local artist and studios in south London).
The course is well structured, initially introducing technical information and a range of techniques for working in glass. We were then able to practice and experiment with test pieces on the first day. On the second day we built on these ideas and were able to complete our finished pieces ready for the kiln. I feel I was introduced to many design ideas that I could develop in the future.
Jude is a an accomplished artist and enthusiastic teacher. Her own work is very interesting and is displayed in the studio. All in all, very enjoyable and highly recommended.
Lynn Allardyce - - #15714
This has been a fantastic course to do, Jude is very passionate about her work , and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of glass work. this is a great course to do , jude is a very good teacher who guides you expertly into this very interesting craft.
pete ryder - - #12842
Loved the course – a fabulously relaxing way to spend a weekend! Jude's studio is a lovely creative space – so much to look at and to be inspired by. I enjoyed the experience and learned lots in a short space of time. Jude is passionate about her craft, a patient teacher and importantly, makes a great cup of coffee : ) I'd certainly recommend this course.
Mel Gillman - - #12698
I found the course very enjoyable. Jude has great knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for glass processes. I learned an enormous amount from her in a very short space of time. I had a particular requirement from the course to learn how to make glass panels for a woodwork project I am currently engaged in. Jude was enthusiastic to help me fulfill my needs and as a result of what I learned during the course I am now in the process of making those panels with her continued help. Something that I never anticipated would result directly from this course. The Course provides all the materials and tools needed to learn and experiment with glass fusion techniques and enables the participant to take home the results of his/her work at the end of the second day. From my perspective an invaluable course representing great value. Thanks Jude
Ian Crawford - - #12180
The course was very comprehensive , interactive and interesting. I refreshed my knowledge in glass fusing and the whole experience was very pleasant. Jude is a great teacher, very attentive and full of positive energy. Definitely will recommend to anyone who ever wanted to learn about the glass.
Natalia Elkina - - #12174
I really enjoyed this course! The teacher is extremely knowledgeable. She also has a wonderful array of work on display to show what can be done with this beautiful material.
Tom Hughes - - #12124
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