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 call or email Martin via the contact details listed 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.
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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