Fused Glass Christmas Decorations Beginners Workshop at Vitreus Art



Glass Fusing - Christmas Decorations - Half-day workshop with Jenny Timms at Vitreus Art Basic Glass Fusing - creating your own hand-made glass Christmas Tree decorations, suitable for beginners and those who want to do some more! "Absolutely loved the course, really pleased with all the Christmas items we were able to make... " - Rachael On this workshop you'll make several jolly decorations in time for Christmas, and learn about the basics of glass fusing, as well as having fun! This glass fusing workshop starts off with a base piece of clear fusible glass then adding coloured crushed glass (called 'frit') and decorating with enamels to create fused glass pieces. You'll get to make around 6-8 decorations during the session - choose from stars, icicles, and Christmas trees all suitable for giving as gifts or of hanging on your own Christmas tree, plus a snowperson, or Father Christmas Head, or similar (all about 10cm high). There's no glass cutting required on this class and it really is suitable for total beginners. We start by examining the process and materials you'll be using; after a demonstration of the critical first stage, you'll then start to assemble your trees and icicles along with your other pieces. There's a huge range of frits and enamels for you to choose from so your finished Christmas decorations will all be unique. Your decorations will be fired in our kilns and will be ready to collect 1-2 weeks after the class. What attendees have said about our classes: "Well run with many items to produce. Had a great day with Jenny!" "Fantastic - a great experience in its own right but inspiring further interest. Thank you!" "Lovely to create something" "Clear instruction with a personal touch" "Will definitely be attending more classes."

What's included in the price?

- Pre-cut clear fusible glass, frit, enamel pens and stringers to make your decorations - Use of all tools and apron - Refreshments during the class - Maximum class size 6 people for individual attention - Kiln firing - All your work to keep, after firing - Class runs for approx 3 hours(approx) at our Northants studio near Towcester - Morning classes run from 10.30am to 1.30pm; Evening classes run from 6pm to 9pm


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Christmas
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Sadly not - due to the nature of the materials our classes are for adults only.

With all one-day and longer stained glass classes we include an info pack with details of the tools you've used and suppliers plus reminders of techniques used. This isn't included in half-day classes.
We'll be delighted to help you decided what's needed.

For fusing classes we're happy to advise on tools, materials and kilns on request.

Materials are included in all beginners classes - fusing and stained glass.
Please bring reading glasses if you use them, and sturdy fully enclosed shoes (no sandals).
Aprons, googles and gloves are provided where needed.

Because you will be using lead and solder containing lead on stained glass classes.
Lead is known to pose a higher risk to babies than to adults.

We welcome participating friends or partners.
Sadly there isn't room at most classes for non-participating friends or partners.

Of course!
Fused glass will need to be collected after firing - we will contact you when ready.

This depends on which class you're planning to book.
For stained glass classes - it will be difficult to complete the class if you have severe arthritis or similar.

For fused glass classes - we suggest you choose a class which doesn't involve glass cutting - feel free to contact us to discuss.

If the class you're planning to book is described as 'for beginners' then yes!
Some of our classes are for improvers - these are described as such in the listing.

We have GF and Vegan biscuits in stock normally.
We will bring in non-dairy milk if advised in advance.

Lunches, where included, are provided by the Bell Cafe nearby which caters for intolerances, vegetarians and vegans.

Yes - plenty!

Yes, with level access via a ramp and accessible toilet.


Vitreus Art at Bell Plantation, Watling Street, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6GX

Booking options

Fused Xmas Decs AM
10:30 - 13:30
£80.00 See dates
Fused Xmas Decs Evening
18:00 - 21:00
£80.00 See dates