About the Course
Tutor: Martin McAssey.
Martin is a professionally qualified teacher with many year’s experience of teaching fused glass classes.
This is a one day Christmas decoration used glass workshop based in Martin's studio in the learning centre at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Sheffield. This workshop is for beginners as well as the more advanced student; this workshop is run with a maximum of ten students ensuring that each student receives individual attention. Each student has use of a workbench with all the tools and equipment they will need while taking part in the workshop. All patterns and materials are supplied by Martin at no extra cost.
What will I make on the workshop?
You will have the opportunity to make a selection of fused glass Christmas decorations such as snowmen, Santa's, penguins, stars and snowflakes. All pieces made on the day will be fired and available for pickup two weeks after the workshop, if you are unable to pick up your work it will be posted to you (please note a £10 postage and packing fee will apply).
What will I learn on the workshop?
You will learn all the basic skills needed to make a selection of fused glass Christmas decorations. Such as:
• Scoring and breaking glass.
• Types of glass used.
• Materials that can be used such as frit's, powders, stringers, confetti, papers & metals.
• Techniques for different effects.
• It is recommended that you bring reading glasses for close work.
• It is recommended that you wear sensible shoes (no open toed shoes) when attending the workshop.
• It is also recommended that you wear old clothes.
For more information about this workshop please email Martin via the Contact Form 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?
All materials such as glass are provided by Martin at no extra cost.
Lunch is not available in Martin's studio, it is recommended that you bring your own lunch. Please note that the learning centre cafe is closed on Friday, teas and coffees are available through the day and a selection of cakes will be served at lunchtime.
I had taken part in Martin's stained glass courses some years ago and thoroughly enjoyed them. Fused glass seemed a slightly different course to try. I was bought it as a Christmas present and really enjoyed attending Martin's new premises. It is well equipped, plenty of space, everything you want to complete the tasks and a very relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of drinks available all day and cakes supplied by Martin at lunchtime!! I thoroughly enjoyed it and would thoroughly recommend any of Martin's courses. He is an excellent tutor. Thank you
Kearn Nicklin - - #26103
Had a great time making Christmas decorations with Martin! We all managed to make a lot more items than we'd perhaps imagined before the course. I'd never done any glass workshops before, but Martin explained all the basics needed to get started and was always there to help if any of us got stuck. There was also a steady supply of tea, coffee and even some sweets and mince pies. Already planning to go back to do one of the Traditional Stained Glass or Tiffany Stained Glass workshops!
Michaela - - #26094
As a complete beginner to working with glass I thought the course was relaxed (deceptively so, as we made lots of Xmas decs ), interesting and very informative ! Lots of encouragement and help from Martin !
The hamlet looks interesting and on a nice day I’m sure would be worth a wander round with a nice cafe and toilets.
Seriously considering enrolling for the 10 wk course.
Nina Sergison - - #26061
Well appointed and safely organised workshop, good car parking and great little cafe.
Martin is a very good tutor, deceptively relaxed as we actually worked hard!
Would love to sign up again. Any chance of bowls/shaped (slumped) panels day? Glass casting?
Thank you Martin.
Jean cooper - - #18826
Fused glass Christmas decoration workshop. This was a thoroughly enjoyable day. I couldn’t wait to collect my glass, and I wasn’t disappointed, would definitely recommend!
Nicki Humphreys - - #18782
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