Creative fused glass - Beginners and Improvers

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Description

Design and make your own creations in fused glass!

The workshop is ideal for both beginners and those with some glass experience. You will learn the basics of working with sheet glass and be shown step by step, how to translate your designs into one final piece.

This is an open style workshop allowing learners to develop this skillset and make something unique.

If mornings don’t work for you I have afternoon sessions are also available please click "More from this Maker" link at the bottom of the post.

I keep class sizes small so I am on hand to advise you at every step to turn your ideas into a finished piece

Workshop runs for 3 hours, and held close to Victoria Park in East London.

Classes have been redesigned for everyone’s safety with Covid 19. Class sizes are limited to 8 to allow for social distancing, each set of tools are sanitised between sessions. When the weather allows sessions are run on an outside terrace.

During the workshop:
- Learn about the history of fused glass
– Learn to safely cut glass
– Translate a design into cut glass pattern
– Use a range of bullseye colour sheet glass, powders, stringers(skinny glass strips)
– Make a unique piece of glass art
- Choose between set of coasters / glass lantern / trinket bows

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Introduction to the history and unique qualities of fused glass

Clear and coloured sheet glass in a wide range of colours.

Demonstration of how to cut glass, and test pieces to learn

A completed glass piece of your own design. You can choose from a set of coasters, lantern, pair of dishes or wall hung art piece.

Classes are kept small so I am always on hand assist you.

Your own pre sanitised set of tools to use during the session

Your glass design will be kiln fired after the session

I can post coasters and small dishes out to you

A relaxing morning crafting in East London

Maker

Nadine at Nadine Mahoney

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Venue

64 Chisenhale Road
Greater London
E3 5QZ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Wheelchair users

Duration

3 hours (10:00am to 1:00pm)

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This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

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Reviews

In-person
Alison - - #38077

The workshop was excellent and playful, Nadine is friendly and helpful. You could design you work with various glass supply in the studio. Have recommended to friends. A very great time in the studio!

In-person
Anna - - #37375

This class is excellent. Nadine is the perfect tutor, she's patient and explains the whole process so everyone understand it. She's also very passionate about glass and that will rub off on you. Everything is provided so you don't need to bring anything at all. You'll make some beautiful things, the hours go by in a flash, and you'll come away wanting to do it again. You really won't be disappointed.

In-person
Steph - - #37152

I had never done glass craft before this class. Nadine explained a bit of the science behind glass fusion, gave us some basic glass cutting lessons and then let us use our imaginations to create our four pieces of art. Nadine gave us gentle pointers as to what would work best in an idea but let us all do our own thing.
I thoroughly enjoyed the class and meeting Nadine and the other attendees and would love to have another go at glass fusion.

In-person
Simon - - #37046

Just wonderful! Nadine's a delight, and so thoughtful and patient. True creative freedom! Gorgeous.

Response from Nadine Mahoney:

Thanks for the kind words. Hope the glass looks great in your home.

In-person
Becky Black - - #36985

Excellent class - Nadine was really lovely and helpful.

Perfect for beginners but also would be keen to come back to try something a little more advanced next time.

Thanks so much!

In-person
Angela King - - #36984

Excellent teaching, although a lot to take in during one session - which of course, is encouraging to go back again to put it all into practice.

Equipped really well, with lots of good examples to follow, and help when needed - which was quite often for a beginner (well certainly in my case), and fortunately Nadine is a very patient teacher.

In-person
Emma - - #36677

We thoroughly enjoyed the day - it went very quickly and we’re excited to see the finished results. We’d love to do it again now that we know the basics. Thanks Nadine

Response from Nadine Mahoney:

Thanks Emma, hope you enjoy the finished glass.

In-person
Julie - - #36463

This was a great morning for a complete novice. Course ran with positivity and professionalism. Managed to complete 4 different pieces by the end of the morning.

Would definitely recommend!

Response from Nadine Mahoney:

Thanks Julie, it was a pleasure having you in the class. Your pieces are going in the kiln today will be in touch when they are ready for posting.

In-person
Henrietta Armstrong - - #36046

I enjoyed the fused glass class so much. It was great learning all the techniques before being set free to play with all the beautiful glass. My inner magpie definitely came out. So happy with the results too, I love the bowl I made & the other is a gift for my partner for Christmas. Nadine is a wonderful teacher, friendly and fun. Would highly recommend!!

In-person
Gabs - - #36045

What a Glass Blast! I had such a fun time. 3 hours of pure flow experience! And you cannot go wrong, it will be a beautiful piece of your own art no matter what. I can only recommend!

In-person
Sophie Timson - - #36034

I bought the gift for me and my Mum to do together and it was perfect. The class was very relaxed in a great venue- it was summer and we were on the terrace next to the canal beautiful. Nadine was great, she struck the right balance of demonstrations, leaving us to experiment and offering assistance and creative input. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and would love to do it again myself!

In-person
Araba - - #33112

Nadine was friendly and chatty and created a fantastic relaxing experience for my class

Response from Nadine Mahoney:

Glad you enjoyed it.

In-person
Pippa - - #33111

I had a wonderful morning with you and was really excited when my parcel arrived and was very pleased with the end result. You were patient and kind during the workshop and very helpful. Would def want to do another in the future

Response from Nadine Mahoney:

Thank you for taking the time to review the workshop.

In-person
Sara Lee - - #33090

This class is amazing. I've been a number of times now and it's such a mindful and creative activity. Nadine is a great tutor, there really is no substitute for learning from someone with such passion for their craft and each time, you just get braver with what you create. If you have any doubts, whatever they might be, put them aside and try this course out. You won't be disappointed and you'll make something beautiful.

Response from Nadine Mahoney:

Thank you for taking the time to review the workshop, and for the kind words.

In-person
CHARLOTTE BELL - - #33087

Nadine is very knowledgable and generous with her expertise, and lead the group in a relaxed and informal way. She first explained the materials and the different experimental techniques we could use to achieve our designs, then guided us and discussed how different glass elements in the compositions we had made would perform in the kiln. I really enjoyed this approach as it meant that the workshop was very open and everyone came out with very individual pieces. I'd love to go back very soon :)

Response from Nadine Mahoney:

Thanks for your kind words, so glad you enjoyed the workshop.

In-person
Yas - - #32963

I just loved this creative, fun and engaging class. I'd never done anything like it, and Nadine was such a good teacher - I soon felt comfortable using the tools, and experimenting with colour, pattern and design.
Not only is Nadine very skilled and technical (handy for a newbie like me) - she's also great chat and incredibly helpful. Thanks again, I can't wait for my next class.
Yas

Response from Nadine Mahoney:

Thanks for the kind words, I hope you are getting great use out of your coasters.

In-person
Jessica - - #32922

I loved this class. I felt like I could finally relax my brain from all the stress of the last year and just focus on something else! Time flew by. Nadine was very engaging, enthusiastic and encouraging. Very helpful but also allowing you creative freedom to concentrate and develop your ideas. To me working with glass was like holding pure colour and to just focus on colour, shape and design was wonderful. Highly recommend! Thank you.

Response from Nadine Mahoney:

So glad to hear you loved the workshop, it was a pleasure having you in the session.

In-person
Janet - - #32916

I really enjoyed this creative fused glass course. Nadine is a very friendly and helpful teacher, always ready to give a hand with advice on project ideas, and what type or colour of glass would work well for a specific project. I am new to working with glass but found the experience very enjoyable and would recommend this to anyone interested in working with glass. I am looking forward to seeing the finished product!

Response from Nadine Mahoney:

Hi Janet,

Thank you for these kind worlds, and taking the time to write a review. It’s very appreciated. I loved the design of your coasters, hope they look great in your home.

In-person
James Dewhirst - - #32472

Just had an AMAZING glass class. It was So, so enjoyable. Very safe in terms of covid precautions and so much fun. Nadine is a really great teacher and the best part is the whole experience has a relaxing, meditative quality. Can’t wait for our next session.

Response from Nadine Mahoney:

Thank you for your kind words, looking forward to hosting you again soon.

Nadine

In-person
Gabrielle - - #32469

Loved this class, really let my creativity run and was so pleased with the results.
It was my first time working with glass and i cant wait for the next time, especially loved the freedom i had. Thank you Nadine, loved the colours, the studio and the total holiday from any stressors, would definitely recomend.

Response from Nadine Mahoney:

You are very welcome, so glad you had such a great time.

Nadine

In-person
Tina Macinnes - - #31757

I thoroughly enjoyed this creative glass workshop ! Nadine is full of knowledge and makes it a fun few hours where you create your own designs and be inspired by others. I had no idea there was so much to know about glass, we could have gone on for much longer ! Would definitely recommend this as a class for yourself or friends , groups or a gift for someone. Will be back to do another one in the new year, if not before !! Thank you Nadine

In-person
Ema - - #31374

I had a wonderful and insightful class with Nadine who was welcoming and well prepared. We sat in the beautiful garden with plenty of space between participants, overlooking the gorgeous canal. Nadine’s knowledge and interest in fused glass was infectious, I personally felt like I learned about both the history and the material before even getting to the creative part. Nadine’s guidance when coming up with compositions, mixing materials and also the technique was expert to say the least - I had a really lovely day and have come away with a new skill and inspiration to do more. Thanks Nadine!

In-person
Sara Lee - - #31365

I had the best time doing this course. Nadine is a great teacher, a good balance of hands on and hands off support, which gives you space to experiment if you wish to whilst you are learning. I enjoyed the fact the stages were clear, from drawing designs, to cutting glass effectively, before being let loose with all the wonderful colours, textures and your imagination, to create (in my case) some coasters which I was totally thrilled with. Highly recommended on every level.

In-person
Helen - - #31363

Loved this, great to try a completely different skill. Relaxed environment and an interesting and creative activity.

In-person
Lisa - - #30632

I have never had any craft abilities or any previous experience with glass, but Nadine instantly made me feel comfortable. Her creative passion and ability to break down the instructions into simple steps gave me confidence to experiment. The relaxed environment she creates means you feel able to explore the materials and she has lots of examples to copy in case you do not have your own ideas. I thoroughly enjoyed this class and was amazed and pleased by the quality of the glass work I produced with Nadine’s supportive guidance. Couldn’t recommend this course enough!

In-person
Helen Jenner - - #30577

Such an enjoyable morning! Nadine helped us learn new skills but focused on colour and creativity so we learnt new crafts but also enjoyed the glory of glass! Thank you so much.

In-person
carter - - #30375

Great knowledge of pigment and colours, and enthusiastic teacher!

In-person
Vicky Minck - - #30369

Such an interesting class. Nadine is a fun and kind natured teacher sharing her knowledge of such unique skills. A great idea to do something with a friend or to escape reality for a moment. Highly recommended for anyone, not necessarily just artistic types. Amazing value for money too!

In-person
Monique Mahoney - - #30366

Loved the class and can’t wait to come back for the lantern with glass.

In-person
Hannah M - - #30355

I really loved this workshop. Nadine is such a supportive, friendly and knowledgeable teacher. I'd never worked with glass before and I was so pleased with the results. Would highly reccomend for crafters and non crafters alike!

In-person
Jenny - - #30338

Quite outstanding, would recommend to anyone, Nadine is knowledgable and extremely helpful. The course was fun and the glassware is beautiful, would be great to repeat.

In-person
Lucia - - #30337

This class was absolutely fantastic - I would recommend it 100%

It was such good fun and Nadine was a fantastic teacher who put all of us at ease and was very supportive and encouraging.

I really loved my time there and what I made. I use my coasters everyday.

Thank you Nadine!

In-person
Mia - - #30336

My friend and I had a fantastic time at Nadine's fused glass workshop! We were total beginners to working with any kind of glass but she broke down each step in a very simple and fun way, and encouraged silly ideas and questions while still guiding you towards a wonderful finished product (that we get to keep!) She really knows her craft and is wonderful at keeping a relaxed and engaged vibe among all her students. Thanks Nadine!

In-person
Catherine Bayley - - #30164

I was purchased this class for a birthday present and it was fantastic. Nadine was very friendly and chatty and gave us all a brief of how to design and cut glass. I walked away with 4 very impressive looking coasters which I have proudly displayed and are being used as coasters in my home.
I never thought I could achieve anything half as good but with Nadine’s guidance and the inspiring surroundings of the studio we were in, for someone never having touched this craft before, I came out with something far better than ever imagined. I highly recommend her class. Not the cheapest activity but it is absolutely worth every penny.

In-person
Sharon - - #25133

I had a really enjoyable Sunday morning learning how to cut and make my very own tile designs! A completely new craft which I’d never done before and get the satisfaction of creating something completely original. I would thoroughly recommend, great for hen parties, birthday gift or just to try something new. Thanks Nadine!

In-person
Araba Ashun - - #25011

What a fun and relaxing way to spend the afternoon! I'm a crafting newbie but Nadine guided us through the whole process explaining everything fully and then we were off! Nadine was on hand to help with both the design aspect if we were stuck and help practically with those wanting to execute trickier designs. I can't wait to see the final results! These could make great presents, but you might not want to give them away after all...

In-person
adam - - #24800

Really informative and fun glass - Nadine is really friendly and puts you at ease straight away - the final coasters are so beautiful, and it was lots of fun to make, the 3 hours whizzed by!

Nadine’s studio is really cool, and she provides tea and biscuits - great value for money.

Hope to come back with my mum! Perfect as gifts.

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