About the Course
Explore the fascinating art of fused glass on this two day workshop.
An introduction to a wonderful array of glass in many forms. Learn how to cut, shape and assemble materials to create beautiful pieces of your own. Become familiar with different firing techniques and fuse finishes. Design 2D and 3D projects such as coasters, light catchers, bowls, platters, plant pot stakes or jewellery. Your creations will be kiln fired after the workshop for collection/postage at a later date.
Open to both beginners and those with experience.
Start time: Join us from 10.00am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.30am
End time: Tuition finishes around 4.30pm
There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish.
• Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting
• Relaxed, creative atmosphere
• 4 - 8 students per workshop
• Open to both beginners and those with experience
• Good fresh food, homemade cakes
• Accommodation on site and nearby if required
• Private groups welcome (minimum 4 people)
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The fee includes professional tuition, lunches and refreshments. An additional materials & kiln firing fee applies : £40 – £60 for the 2-day course, depending upon your chosen projects.
A wide selection of materials will be available, including sheet glass, frit, stringer, confetti, dichroic, vitrigraph stringer, chopped cane, cabochons and Glass Line (liquid glass) in a range of colours and finishes.
All tools and equipment are provided. You will be required to wear safety glasses when cutting glass.
A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day to help yourself and there will be home-made cake mid afternoon.
Accommodation available at extra charge:
'Godfrey Hole Cottage' - On site. 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3 (+2 on sofa bed)
'The Counting House' - Georgian town house in Wirksworth, 1 mile away. 1 bedroom. Sleeps 2 (+1 on sofa bed)
Your work will be ready to collect 2 or 3 weeks after the course. Items can be carefully packaged and posted to you for an additional charge.
As I was new to glass fusing, I struggled with glass cutting on first day, but soon picked it up on second.
At the end of the 2 day course, I had learnt, how to cut glass, different types of glass, and what they are used for, and how they are likely to come out when fired.
I really enjoyed it and was pleasantly surprised with my end result.
Great hosts, in a lovely countryside setting, offering tea, coffee and biscuits with lunch included in the fee.
Look forward to improving on my next course.
Jackie Anthony - - #10753
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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