Fused glass Xmas decorations: morning workshop YOU MAKE YOUR OWN GROP UP



Start September 2022
Suitable for 8yrs +
Come and enjoy a mini workshop creating 2 beautiful fused glass Christmas decorations where the emphasis is on fun, creativity and relaxation. You make your own group up Min 4 people Max 6 people.

I have been making glass for over 10 years and I love sharing my experience and tips with others. I have done a number of courses and I'm usually greeted with," I have never made anything" or "I can not do that". When students have created and see their great results they go away proud.
The workshop take place at my house.
You will have the choice to use bullseye glass, frits, powders, confetti and strings in your design. You will be able to choose from 5 designs to to make 2 decorations. The finished artwork will be fired in a specialist kiln and be ready for collection a few days later.
No previous experience is required.

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?

All materials are included and firing in my specialist kiln.
Tea, coffee and mince pies or something similar (please let me know if you have special dietary needs).
On the day we will arrange when is best for you to pick up your decorations after firing is complete (or I can post them on to you at an additional cost.)


Julie Rankcom at Julies Handcrafted Glass

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57 Titchfield Rd
Tyne and Wear
NE38 7JU

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


2 hours (10:00am to 12:00pm)

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Amy Wardell - - #34834

My mum and I came to Julie's house for a christmas decoration workshop. We loved it! Julie was very welcoming, friendly, warm and knowledgeable. Nothing was too much trouble and it all felt very safe covid-wise too. We made 2 pretty decorations and can't wait to put them out this year.

Response from Julies Handcrafted Glass:

Thank you Amy , they are very pretty glad you received them in the post ok .

Ann, Jackie, Margaret & Norma - - #34591

My sisters arranged the workshop for my birthday in April 2020 and for various reasons have only been able to do the workshop last week. Julie was fantastic and a great teacher. Guiding us on our chosen designs without imposing her own ideas. We all did something different and are over the moon with the results. Would have liked to have done the Xmas decorations workshops but no suitable dates available as nearly all taken. Thankyou Julie, it was a long wait but worth it, we had a lovely morning.

Jeanette Crompton - - #30629

My daughter and I spent a lovely morning at Julie’s workshop. She was so friendly and helpful, and despite the necessary “Covid” measures, we felt relaxed and safe.
We were delighted with our wave picture and coaster set, me especially as I am not ‘arty’ in the least. My picture is now in pride of place in my lounge. Thank you Julie xx

Response from Julies Handcrafted Glass:

You say your not arty but that didn’t show your works is beautiful . Glad you had a good time. Thankyou .

Pamela and Gillian - - #29134

A fantastic morning decorating coasters, Julie was a great patient teacher. A very calm and very organised couple of hours.
We were delighted with our finished items and looking forward to doing the Christmas decorations.
This is highly recommended many thanks Julie
Pam and Gillian

Lexy - - #18520

Very relaxed and easy course, just friends sat round a table, yet we all produced some lovely decorations.

Audrey Elliott - - #18149

I first attended Julie's workshop last year to make Christmas Decorations. I had such a great time and loved my decorations so couldn't wait to make more. Julie is so welcoming and friendly and very helpful. Everything was laid out ready, including excellent refreshments. A great afternoon making decorations, chatting and laughing amongst friends and I love my new decorations. Very good value for money. I would definitely recommend one of Julie's workshops, two hours of relaxation and fun.

Christine Tait - - #17997

I attended a Christmas Glass Workshop with Julie last year and thought my sister would too so we attended one of Julie's workshops in October. We had a lovely warm welcome from Julie and were put at ease straight away (neither Margaret or I are artistic in anyway). Julie had all the materials set out on the table, as well as biscuits and tartlets. Julie explained about the glass we were using and what everything was for (she didn't have to explain what to do with the biscuits and tartlets), and there were plenty of shapes to choose from and, oh, the beautiful colours. Julie was there all the time offering advice and encouragement. We left our Christmas decorations with Julie for the kiln and Julie gave them to me a few days later. Needless to say both sister and I are extremely happy with the results. I would recommend this course to anyone. It is 2 hours of fun out of a busy life. Thank you, Julie

Audrey Elliott - - #11648

An excellent afternoon making Christmas glass decorations. Everything was laid out and ready for us, and there were plenty of decorations to choose from. Julie was an excellent tutor and host. Very pleased with our finished decorations and we can't wait to do another course. Very good value for money and we would certainly recommend this course.

Lynn Kennedy - - #11447

A relaxing, enjoyable course for the three of us that attended. Hospitable and knowledgeable tutor, highly recommended for beginners.

Margaret Carter -Washington Station WI - - #11034

A group of us attended Julie’s workshop to make Christmas ornaments we loved it. It was well prepared , well organised and very enjoyable. We had our finished pieces within the week and everyone was delighted with the outcome.

Helen Binks - - #10991

I have recently retired and this was my first outing "doing something different" - it couldn't have been a better choice! I have done nothing creative in the past but Julie was a really encouraging and helpful teacher. She began with a very warm welcome to her home to put everyone at their ease, then told us some fascinating facts about glass before explaining how to make our decorations. She was always on hand to give advice and, as a result, I now have two decorations that will definitely have a place on the tree! I'm looking into giving vouchers for Julie's classes as Christmas gifts for my nieces too...

Helen Jones - - #10591

I have just done this workshop and made 2 decorations which I love . Julie was very helpful and patient with showing me what would work and wouldnt ! I will be back to do a half day course .

Clair Vineberg - - #10043

I took the Christmas decoration course last year, I had never done a course in glass before so was a little rabbit in the headlights however I needn't have been as julie explained the full process, she explained how some colours come out completely differently after being in the kiln. I absolutely loved it I had brought a friend along as part of her Christmas present as she adores anything Christmas I had a very excited friend after the workshop while waiting to see how our decorations turned out! If you love Christmas and making this is a must! Our decorations were so lovely and wrapped up well on collection such a exciting moment opening them up it was a lovely start to festivities

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