Fused glass items at Bonds with Helen from The Butterfly Effect Studio

A selection of items that can be made during the workshop, including- sun catchers, jewellery, candle holders, coasters, decorations suspended on ribbons etc.


Come and join us for a day of creativity in the inspiring surroundings of Bonds at Dodwell.
You will use a range of techniques to create several different fused glass items including pendants & earrings, candle holders, coasters, sun catchers and decorations. This workshop is suitable for beginners and no prior experience is necessary. You will be guided on how to safely cut and layer glass. You could use coarse and fine frit, stringers & ribbons and experiment with encasing foils, mica and oxide powders between layers of glass. You could also create delicately subtle designs using a technique called kiln carving.

Some small pieces will be fired during the course of the day for you to finish and take home at 3.30. The other items will be fired in the larger kiln within 3 days ( some items require at least two firings and each firing takes 12 hours) any jewellery findings or ribbons will then be added and your fused glass will be packaged and posted to you.

With over 20 years teaching experience you will be guided/supported by Helen whilst you create you’re unique glass pieces. Please avoid wearing open-toed footwear in the interest of health and safety. You will be provided with an apron, safety goggles and mask to wear when handling /cutting the glass. Each student will have their own pack of equipment/materials - thus removing the need to share tools etc.

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 tuition, materials, use of tools, up to three firings and postage and packing. There is an in-house cafe where you can purchase refreshments and a delicious meal ( we take a break at 12.30 for a maximum of one hour)


Helen Cooper at Butterfly Effect Studio
Unit 10, Dodwell Trading Estate
Evesham Road, Dodwell
CV37 9ST

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  • Teenagers
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