Fused glass day course - beginners/intermediate



In this one day (6 hour) course you will learn the basics of glass fusing. You can expect to make a piece approximately 20cm x 20cm. Some people prefer to make a number of smaller pieces rather than one large piece...the choice is up to you! There is also the option of buying more glass if you have time and wish to make more pieces.

Based in a lovely semi rural setting just outside Reading, I run small workshops with a maximum of 4 people which means you will receive lots of individual tuition. No previous experience is necessary for you to be able to achieve great results!

I graduated from Brunel university with a first class honours degree and am a practicing glass artist selling and exhibiting my work in galleries, I've also worked in the art department of a busy secondary school so i've plenty of experience in both the Arts and educational field. Classes are adapted to suit each person and there is plenty of scope for individuality ...so you can arrive with your own ideas or alternatively I have projects already set up for those who would prefer to work that way.

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 glass, metal foils, frits etc are included. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. Participants will need to bring a packed lunch.


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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


6 hours (flexible times to suit)

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Sarah - - #37672

My friend and I had a wonderful day creating our glass designs. Nicky was very good at knowing just how much help we needed after taking us through the basics. There were so many options in terms of what we could make, and having started the day not having a clue what I would do I am now excited to see the finished product. I would definitely recommend this course to anybody wanting a relaxed creative crafty day.

Carol - - #37466

What an amazing day. Nicky even cancelled her day off to accommodate us at short notice. After the talk explaining how to use the tools, types of glass and what we needed to do, we were off... and away we went, creating our pieces of work, scoring, cutting and shaping the glass, and filing in the gaps with other smaller fragments of glass and glass sprinkles (frits). We made 3 pieces each (2 smaller ones and a big one) and along with Nicky's superb knowledge and guidance were pleased with our results at the end of the day and can't wait to see them after they have been in the kiln. We both had a beautiful relaxing day, sat in comfortable surroundings in a well stocked studio and would highly recommend the course. Thank you for all help Nicky. Hope to see you again in the future.

Richard - - #36507

Wanted something special and artistic for my wife's 50th birthday to make memories for an important occasion. Nicky was very calming and encouraging and made it a great experience. Looking forward to collecting the artwork. This is a really rewarding day and I would highly recommend this CreativeGlassFusion experience with Nicky.

Johanna - - #36359

After looking fir some time for a glass fusion workshop I found Nicky. I have now been to two workshops with Nicky and both were fabulous. Great ideas and a wealth of information. A really great workshop to attend, I would highly recommend her.

Ian - - #36348

I bought the course as a present for my partner. We both had a lovely, relaxing and productive day. I have no doubt that we will be back! Thanks Nicky

Jason - - #36332

Wanted something special and artistic, with a personal touch/experience to make great memories for an important occasion. Nicky provided great information prior to the course and delivered everything as described, this was a great experience and the artwork was ready to collect within a week. This is a really rewarding day and I would highly recommend this CreativeGlassFusion experience with Nicky.

Ellie Ward - - #35617

I decided to book myself on to this course because I love making things and glass fusion has always interested me. I found the course very interesting and Nicky was an excellent tutor. She was very patient and helpful with ideas for designs. I would highly recommend this course, it was everything I hoped for and more.

Sarah - - #35460

Great class, I love the result

Rob - - #33223

This was a brilliant gift we received. We had a wonderful day with Nicky, learning about glass fusion whilst exploring our artistic hidden talents. We were extremely impressed with the finished artwork and the tuition we received. Thank you Nicky.

HPG - - #32977

I had a good day. Nicky was well orgsnised and it felt very covid safe with just one other participant and perspex screens.
I created 2 glass panels - the final product is waiting for firing so the outcome is currrntly unknown.
The tuition was good and it was good fun.
My first draft course

Ella - - #32684

I had a great time getting my creative flow on at Nicky’s creative glass workshop! Nicky is a super friendly and very accommodating host. By far the best glass course I’ve done so far!

July Mobsby - - #31783

This was a really interesting and fun course. I probably got a bit over-ambitious with my piece, but Nicky's patience and guidence meant that I produced a beautiful breaking waves design.
Nicky is so helpful and gave us lots of ideas and handy tips to boost our confidence with using glass, and the day went by so quickly - we didn't want to stop for lunch.
Very good value for the money, and this course would be an ideal gift for someone who loves crafting.
Would I do it again - oh yes, definitely!! It was fun, fulfilling and a great way to spend the day. Please give it a try, you won't regret it.

Debbie Kelly - - #31774

I thoroughly enjoyed Nicky’s day course. The glass making was so enjoyable and Nicky’s guidance and instruction helped me achieve the look I wanted. I am so happy with the pieces I made, I will definitely do another course with her.

Kim Clark - - #27498

Fantastic day course with Nicky providing great teaching and support, whilst letting you follow your own 'artistic' ideas!

This was my first course on glass fusion and it could not have been more fun and interesting. I made a bowl and a coaster and would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone. Certainly planning on another visit to the lovely workshop in the beautiful setting.

Karen Swain - - #23921

I attended Nicky Clarke's full day workshop. I had seen fused glass items in an exhibition in Norfolk and the internet came up with NIcky's details. It was a fascinating day and I learnt a lot. I made 2 pieces using different techniques. Nicky was patient and very helpful. I am hoping to try my hand on fusing more pieces.

Terri Jackson - - #23740

My friend and I had a really fun day , we learnt a lot whilst having lots of creative fun.
There were just the two of us so we had lots of one to one tuition. We were both very pleased with what we created and we will definitely return for another days course.

Pauline MacKinnon - - #23164

Had a great day on this course a few weeks ago and Nicky was a great teacher - just the right amount of expert guidance and input with her artistic eye, whilst also letting you find & work on your own design.
Lovely and relaxed, was completely absorbed in the activity and the time just flew by! I don’t think this will be last glass fusion course I do! Was very pleased with the two pieces I made and can’t wait to do more. I would highly recommend anyone to give it a go and it would also make a lovely pressie if you’re looking for inspiration. Thanks Nicky 😁...

Bev - - #21295

We had a brilliant day with Nicky. A very good teacher, with patience and ideas. She taught us lots of different techniques. She allows you to be as reative as you want. There was a vast amount of material that you can work with. The morning session went by so quickly and we were all eager to get back to her lovely studio in the garden studio after our lunch.
We are looking forward seeing our finished pieces.

Herbie Shine - - #18229

I recently did Nicky's full day fused glass course.
I've never done glass fusing before but thought it looked interesting.
Nicky is a friendly helpful tutor. She gave us a quick talk through the process the let us loss.
I did 6 items over the day all simple abstract designs.
Nicky was good at advising what to do but let us get on without being interfering.
It was a small group, 4 to start with, 2of the group were only doing a half day.
This was a really enjoyable introduction to glass fusing and it would be good to do more.
It took just under 2 weeks for the fired glass to be collectables.
I'm very happy with the course, with how Nicky taught us and with my piece's.

Carmen Gonzalez - - #17063

I had a really lovely day with Nicky in a beautiful setting. I hadn’t done anything like this before and was unsure what to expect, but Nicky made us all feel very welcome, and although I didn’t know all the others in the group, the relaxed and friendly atmosphere made it a really fun day. There was no pressure or expectations to be perfect, just plenty of encouragement and help to create some beautiful pieces, whatever our level of creativity. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and would definitely do again and recommend to others.

J Towndrow - - #16705

I did a full day of fusing. Yes, the venue as a little tricky to find. Having got there, the workshop was such a pleasure. It was all peaceful and all about having a creative time. My coasters and window hanging are beautiful - they actually look vaguely professional - and a number of my friends have expressed a desire to attend one of Nicky's workshops as a result of seeing what I made. I will definitely book again. It really was wonderful to be in the presence of such creativity and allow some of it to brush off onto me.

Oliver - - #16675

I went on the one day course and had an excellent time. I turned up with no idea what I was going to make and ended up making 3 pieces of fused glass which I am very happy with. Nicky has plenty of examples to give you inspiration. She is a patient teacher and encourages your thought process giving advise when it is needed. Ultimately she wants everyone to have a great time and be proud of their creations. I will definitely be returning in the future.

Judy Hewitt - - #16651

It was my first attempt at Glass Fusing and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Nicky was very patient and guided me gently.

The only negative point was not finding her studio easily, but once found, it will be remembered easily.

It was a very enjoyable day and I want to do it again.

Julie Meredith - - #16643

A wonderful, relaxing day spent in a glorious location, yet easily accessible from the M4. Nicky was an excellent and patient tutor and I was absolutely thrilled with my coaster and main piece. I would heartily recommend her workshops.

Rebecca - - #16382

The venue was a little tricky to find, but once we had arrived the day went brilliantly. The studio was light, airy and comfortable to work in. Nicky's gentle approach to teaching allowed us to get to grips with the basics of glass cutting and gain confidence surprisingly quickly. Making a small coaster first gave us the chance to practise these new skills before moving onto a larger piece. Thank you for a great day, I would definitely recommend this course, and Nicky, to anyone wanting to have a go at glass fusion.

Janie Scott - - #15141

I had a brilliant day in the workshop at Creative Glass Fusion. The setting is lovely being in the peaceful Berkshire countryside yet close to Theale and M4 etc. The craft day was given to me as a present, the perfect type of gift for me! Nicky showed us examples and also gave us pictures to look at to get our ideas started and then just let us go with them. Her tuition, help and guidance was pitched at just the right level, allowing us all to go with the flow of our chosen projects for the day. The choices of glass materials was extensive. We were shown and encouraged to use a few techniques to achieve what we wanted.
I made a square, curved plate that has pride of place on my coffee table, along with two pretty coasters that I had thought of giving away as gifts..! I had a lovely day and would thoroughly recommend it.

Bryony Franklin - - #14954

This was a perfect day from start to finish. Nicky was very welcoming a her non directive approach allowed us to be as creative as we wanted to be but she showed us some examples to help give us some inspiration. She was there if we needed her but gave us space to experiment. There was plenty of equipment and materials to use and Nicky put no limits on how many pieces we wanted to make. Topped with a fabulous setting, I can't recommend this course enough. I would love to return. Thanks Nicky.

Bryony Franklin - - #14953

This was a perfect day from start to finish. Nicky was very welcoming a her non directive approach allowed us to be as creative as we wanted to be but she showed us some examples to help give us some inspiration. She was there if we needed her but gave us space to experiment. There was plenty of equipment and materials to use and Nicky put no limits on how many pieces we wanted to make. Topped with a fabulous setting, I can't recommend this course enough. I would love to return. Thanks Nicky.

Jo s - - #14785

What a great way to spend the day. Nicky gently encourages your creativity to flow and explains different techniques in an easy way. She was very patient with us and the four of us came away with equally pleasing but very different pieces of art. With the backdrop of an idyllic location there is nothing not to like about this. We all came away wanting to do more. Thanks Nicky.

Marion - - #14180

What a fun day, never tried any sort of glass cutting before but under Nicky's watchful eye and with her encouraging, informative guidance I was thrilled with the pieces I created. A great day out and would make a brilliant present for someone if you're stuck for ideas.

LindaE Attewell - - #13740

This is a great course in a lovely setting. Nicola explains everything very well and supplies all you need. There are examples of work to inspire you. I made a dish and coaster. I am so pleased with them. All my friends are very impressed! I would definitely recommend this course, the time just flew by. I'll definitely be going back ... thank you Nicola.

Linda - - #13504

Had such a great day. Glass fusion is so absorbing and creative. Can’t wait to see my seascape when it’s fired. Thanks Nicky for your help and patience.

barbara - - #13093

just enjoyed my third day course with Nicky... as with all other days, thoroughly enjoyable and informative... learn a lot each time and pleased to bring home astonishingly good glass products, beyond my expectations... thank you Nicky

Glass Fusion - - #12884

Thoroughly enjoyed the day spent making my bowl and coaster. Nicky was a great host and was so encouraging and supportive. It was the first time I had worked with glass but her patient teaching made it a success and I was thrilled with the final product. I'm looking forward to coming back to develop my skills. Highly recommended!

Eileen - - #12688

I had a great day trying a new craft. Lots of support for design and help in putting things together. Very pleased with the results. A lovely day.

Kathryn - - #12670

I really enjoyed our workshop with Nicky. A lovely day spent learning a new craft, and I was so surprised at what I managed to create in just one day! Nicky provided great support and guidance, and expert assistance where required. I would really recommend her workshop to anyone looking to try a fun new creative craft - you'll be amazed what you can produce!

Sue C - - #11825

I had a great day! Nicky was excellent at explaining and motivating. I am really pleased with the coasters and angel I made. It has given me confidence to try other things. It was good to achieve so much in one day. I would definitely recommend having a go!

Corrinne - - #11635

This was a wonderful day spent in a lovely surroundings. Nicky was very good at explaining everything and very supporting with some great ideas. This was my first attempt at working with glass, but I was very pleased with my results. I would recommend this to anyone that would like to try it as you will be surprised with your results.

Gaye - - #11629

A wonderful experience especially for a novice like me. Nickie was so helpful and patient and made our group so welcome. Cannot wait to go again.

Sue - - #11627

A very enjoyable workshop. Nicky explained clearly how to create the fused glass pieces. She gave us guidance on shapes, colours and materials to use. As a small group we had tutuion when needed and the day past quickly. Couldn't wait to see the fired pieces. I am now the proud owner of a two lovely piece of fused glass created by me!

Marie - - #11625

I really enjoyed this workshop, the day flew as I was so absorbed in my piece. Nicky is a great teacher, very relaxed and on hand when you need help. She is very friendly and welcoming and the workshop is well equipped with lots of pretty glass to choose from.
I couldn't believe what I achieved in one day and am already planning another day,
Thank you Nicky.

Michele Cawte - - #11613

I love Nicky's workshops. She offers just the right amount of guidance and instruction, allowing you to be as creative as you want, offering tips here and there but always allowing the participant to do what they want. I would thoroughly recommend this workshop to anyone wanting to explore glass fusion. I'm already looking forward to booking my third session!

Carla - - #11609

I had a throughly enjoyable day, and would recommend it. Great fun!!!
Never attempted anything like this before but was so amazed at what I'd achieved. Nicky is so knowledgeable and patient.
It's a small group so you get individual guidance which enabled me to create a beautiful piece of glass art which now has pride of place in my home.
The best day ever!!
Can't wait to go again

Sarah - - #11580

Great course. I found it relaxing and really enjoyable becauseI got so absorbed in making my pieces. Nicky was very welcoming and an excellent teacher. Thoroughly recommend this course.

Linda - - #11431

We had such a lovely day. So relaxing with a lovely patient tutor. I am so pleased with my pieces of glass. From knowing nothing about glass fusion to producing our works of art was so much fun. Can't wait to go again.

Anne - - #10479

Thoroughly enjoyable day, I would really recommend it.
Really pleased with what I was able to achieve with Nicky's guidance and support , despite my not having had any experience of glass cutting before. The small group size allows for plenty of individual help and assistance, hence good progress being made and allowing us to try different skills/techniques and use different types of glass.

Peta Kennedy - - #9685

I have been to three of these workshops and have loved every one. The time just flies by as you are so absorbed putting together your creation. Nicky is very patient and helpful with lots of design ideas from simple to more complicated as you progress. We have also made some wonderful Christmas glass decorations, stars, angels and snowflakes which look fantastic hanging on the tree. I would thoroughly recommend anyone trying out this fascinating hobby and can't wait for my next visit.

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