Fused glass taster: afternoon workshop

Student did shapes and using different glass


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Suitable for Min Age 8yrs.
Come and enjoy a workshop creating beautiful glass where the emphasis is on fun, creativity and relaxation. You will make a your own bespoke piece of art you can choose from 2 pictures or 2 coasters.

I have been making glass for over 10 years. I love sharing my experience and tips with others, I have done a number of courses and usually greeted with "I have never made anything or I cannot do that ". When they have created and see their great results they go away proud. This all happens at my house .

You will have the choice to use bullseye glass, frits, powders, confetti and strings in your design. The finished artwork will be fired in a specialist kiln and be ready for collection a few days later.
No previous experience is required.
My workshops run all year round.

I do advise people to wear closed shoes and for people who wear reading glass’s to bring them along. I do have a cat and dog who are friendly but wont bother anyone, my workshop is based upstairs but can be arranged to be on the ground floor if required, to advise when booking.

Please contact me to arrange for further information and workshop dates and times. Min 1 person Max 6, you make your own group up. I don't mix my groups it's known as "friends & family time".

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 lots of biscuits freely available to fuel your creativity .( please let me know if special dietary needs).

If you would like your glass artwork posting on to you there is an extra fee to cover postage.


Julie Rankcom at Julies Handcrafted Glass


57 Titchfield Rd
Tyne and Wear
NE38 7JU

Suitable for

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


2 hours (2:00pm to 4:00pm)

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Joan Anderson - - #30347

We spent two very relaxing and fun hours doing a taster workshop yesterday afternoon. Julie is an excellent host and teacher and we are absolutely delighted with the results of our efforts.
I would 100% recommend her workshops.

In-person course
Lisa Robinson - - #29591

My friend kindly treated me to a fused glass taster workshop for my birthday. We arrived uncertain about what to expect, but Julie was so welcoming and a great teacher. Her introduction was clear and informative, and under her expert tuition we created two wonderful glass pictures each, which we are both really proud of and which serve as a lovely reminder of a gorgeous day together. Thanks so much Julie!

In-person course
Emma Turner - - #29075

My Mam and I recently attended a taster workshop with Julie - it was brilliant. Julie is just a wonderful teacher, providing guidance and instruction where needed & really encouraging you to get your crafty/arty side going! I really loved that the workshop was just my Mam and I as it was given as a gift, so it was lovely to have some quality time together. We both made coasters and with Julie's kind guidance, they have all turned out super well and we are really pleased with them. In terms of materials available, Julie has it all which really kick started our imaginations. Honestly cannot recommend Julie and her workshops more highly.

In-person course
Marion - - #24232

I did one of Julie's taster sessions a few months ago (apologies for taking so long to review it!). I'm not a crafty/arty person at all and didn't really believe I'd be able to produce anything worth putting in the kiln. But Julie is a great teacher, very helpful and relaxed with lots of ideas to help anyone stuck for inspiration. It was a very enjoyable afternoon and I was delighted with the 2 coasters I made. I really recommend trying one of Julie's courses, whatever your ability level. Thanks Julie!

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Jennifer Morritt - - #23049

My sister paid for us both to attend this taster class in fused glass for my Birthday. I am into my crafts and painting but had never done any glasswork before. My sister claims not to be "arty" or "creative" but I think she just hadn't discovered something crafty that she is particularly good at because the coasters she created were amazing. Julie was a fantastic host and a great teacher, explaining everything and giving us free rein but also offering helpful suggestions where necessary! The range of materials available to use on our coasters was phenomenal - we particularly loved the glass pieces with flowers/bees on and the iridescent glass. My sister was able to collect our coasters after they'd been in the kiln a couple of days later. They will be used with pride!!! Thank you Julie for a fantastic taster session. 😃

In-person course
Susan Hylands - - #22830

I purchased the taster workshop as a present for my friend, we went went along together and both had a great couple of hours ( and a little bit extra time as Julie didn't usher us out of the door as soon as our time was up!!! ).
We were greeted by Julie and given lots of information and top tips from her whilst we both enjoyed a nice coffee and biscuits. The choice of glass colours, styles and quirky pieces were fantastic. The design of the coasters was ours to make. Julie did show us lots of samples that she had previously designed and fused in her kiln, to give us inspiration. Julie was so patient and encouraging.
In such a short space of time I really feel as though I have learnt so much.
We were very pleased with our two coasters each and left them in Julie's capable hands to fuse in her kiln, after only 2 days I received the message that our coaster were ready to collect.
I would highly recommend this workshop, we both feel inspired to learn more...

In-person course
Lyndsey Addison - - #22340

Enjoyable couple of hours making 2 coasters. Julie is extremely helpful and a great teacher. I have booked further sessions as I enjoyed so much.

In-person course
Ellie - - #20391

A brilliant first experience trying fused glass. I went with a design in mind and Julie helped me to achieve it and I was really happy with the result. She is very open to helping you achieve what you want to make and great at explaining everything. I would highly recommend this session. Thank you Julie!

In-person course
Sarah and Alice Runnacles - - #14081

Such an enjoyable experience, Julie is so enthusiastic and informative about her craft- my daughter and I had a lovely time and were delighted with our finished product!
Have already booked to go again.
Thoroughly recommend!

Response from Julies Handcrafted Glass:

Thank you lovely to meet you both and look forward to seeing you soon

In-person course
Sally Wilkin - - #13482

This was an excellent taster session and left me eager to book a second session. Julie was a very encouraging teacher. She shared lots of information and was eager to give you the freedom to make your own design successfully. My finished item was ready the following day and I was very pleased with the outcome. I plan to return soon with my daughter. Thank you Julie for a great taster session.

In-person course
Dawn Clarke - - #12047

5 of us attended Julie's glass fusing course which we all throughly enjoyed. We made coasters, Christmas decs and a window plaque. I picked them up a few days later after they had been in the kiln, we couldn't wait to see our finished pieces and we were not disappointed. Julie is a great laid back teacher, we all recommend this relaxing creative course.
Thanks julie x❤x

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