Fused Glass day course beginners/intermediate


Duration: full day course (6 hours)

Price: £90

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About the Course

In this one day (6 hour) course you will learn the basics of glass fusing. You can expect to make a main piece approximately 20cm x 20cm plus an extra smaller piece of your choice. Some people prefer to make a number of smaller pieces rather than one large piece...the choice is up to you!

Based in a lovely 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 individuals 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.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

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



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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.

- - #15141

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.

- - #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.

- - #14953

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.

- - #14785

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.

- - #14180

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.

- - #13740

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.

- - #13504

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

- - #13093

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!

- - #12884

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.

- - #12688

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!

- - #12670

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!

- - #11825

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.

- - #11635

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.

- - #11629

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!

- - #11627

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.

- - #11625

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!

- - #11613

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

- - #11609

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.

- - #11580

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.

- - #11431

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.

- - #10479

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.

- - #9685

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