Fused Glass Taster Course
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About the Course
Enjoy a pampering day learning a new craft, creating whatever you wish. This is a one day taster course to introduce you to the exciting medium of fused glass.
Kim and Sharon welcome you to their beautiful garden studio. You are assured personal attention to inspire and encourage your artistic side, with guidance and information on completing your pieces.
Fused Glass is glass that has been fired in a kiln at high temperatures. Glass fusing methods involve stacking or layering thin sheets, rods and powders of glass, often using different colours to create patterns or images.
The stack is then placed inside the kiln and fired until the separate pieces begin to bond together. The glass fuses into gloriously coloured organic shapes which are always unique, these can then be crafted into anything from jewellery to wall art.
The courses run on Saturdays throughout the year.
This is a taster course to introduce you to this exciting medium of fusing glass. Some guests have asked if they can make bowls on this day. This process is called slumping and requires additional materials and firing.
We are now able to offer this as an optional extra. Please enquire about what is possible and costs.
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?
You will be welcomed with a breakfast of a bacon roll and pastries with drinks, followed by an introduction to glass & cutting it safely. All glass materials, drinks throughout the day, and a light lunch are also included.
A review with cake or biscuits at the end of the day and an information leaflet with details of suppliers and materials is provided. We can cater for special dietary requirements.
All glass supplies are included and there is vast selection of glass to choose from.
You get a whole shelf to create your own pieces of art, jewellery, tile or whatever you wish. We will fire them and you can collect or we will send your creations to you.
We will discount your course cost by £5 per person for group bookings of 3 or more people.
All tooling & safety glasses will be provided, please wear comfortable clothes (layers recommended) & suitable footwear (closed, not sandals). You will be using super glue & marker pens, we have protective gloves if you need them.
Absolutely wonderful day, can't wait to see the results.
Kim and Sharon were soooo patient and just lovely hostesses. Provided us with a lovely breakfast when we arrived, lunch and coffee and cake at the close of our day. Talk about pampering, that was an understatement!
I hope to perhaps have another day at the studio.
Maureen Robinson - - #14201
We weren't quite sure what glass fusing was but we had an absolutely brilliant day. Kim and Sharon were not only our teachers but fantastic hosts too. We learnt the basics of glass fusing and were able to do whatever project we wanted plus much more as time allowed. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea were all included in the price. Thank you. Sx
Sandie - - #12750
Thank you SO much to Sharon and Kim for introducing me to this amazing craft. I loved it so much that I have been on a second course (4 weeks after the first one).
The day is all geared towards learning and being looked after. From the amazing bacon butties and pastries for breakfast, to the teaching of basic techniques and help when needed, lots of encouragement, delicious lunch and afternoon tea.
I came away feeling really positive and with a sense of achievement that I had created a unique piece of art work which now has pride on place in my window.
On my second course with my daughter, I made some Christmas tree decorations and a couple of cabuchons. Helen made some Harry Potter inspired coasters: Slytherin Snake and a Hufflepuff badger.
At all stages of the day, Kim and Sharon provided help and guidance in their specially built studio.
I am sure these wonderful ladies will be seeing me again on an annual basis!!
Claire and Helen Slater - - #11894
What a wonderful day out.
Not only learning a new craft but being totally looked after. Breakfast, lunch and cake.
Everything we could have expected and much more.
Thank you to Kim and Sharon for being such great teachers and hosts.
Looking forward to seeing you both again.
Sara Morrison - - #11303
Thoroughly enjoyed the day with Kim and Sharon. They were so helpful and we actually managed to get many lovely pieces made with all their help. Breakfast and lunch was wonderful and 'Kim's' cake was yummy. Thanks ladies for such a fun day!
Jacks and Debs
Jackie Nothnagel - - #10706
I have just had an amazing time on a fused glass taster day and can't recommend it enough. Right from the start of the day we were given a warm welcome by Kim and Sharon and treated to a lovely breakfast. They gave us a comprehensive guide to how to work with the glass and were on hand throughout the day giving advice and tips to get the best out of the projects that we were working on. Lunch was also a really welcome treat, as was the tasty victoria sponge cake made with real raspberries at the end of the day. Well worth the money and I so look forward to seeing my creations once they have been fired. Thank you so much.
Carol - - #8534
I've just completed my first course with Kim and Sharon, and sincerely hope it won't be the last! What a fabulous day we had - great tuition, fun company and lovely refreshments. The whole day was relaxing and much more productive than I was expecting - I managed to make a variety of items including a platter, coasters, necklaces and a large window hanger. I can't wait to pick up the finished products next week. Kim and Sharon were patient and encouraging throughout the day and very generous with the materials (no extra charge for the glass). I'd thoroughly recommend this course as a good fun day out that is also very good value. I'll be back!!!
Fyonna - - #4314
I booked this course for my friends birthday because I thought it sounded a bit different. She was a little bit nervous because she had never used glass before but also excited. We were made to feel welcome the moment we arrived . What lovely ladies nothing was too much trouble, the food was delicious, the expertise and knowledge made us feel at ease with what we were doing. We are planning a yearly (if not more) visit. What a great day . Fran and Sandi
Fran Molyneux - - #3290
from the moment you arrive this course sets the standard of excellence you continue to enjoy all day. With a huge range of quality materials freely available your imagination is unlimited . Add to this the enthusiasm and knowledge and skill of Kim and Sharon the day delivered everything and more I had hoped for. An absolutely excellent day.
keith - - #2774
Just been on the glass fusion course with Kim and Sharon and had a fab day. They were very patient and helpful and explained everything so well you couldn't fail to produce something great at the end of the day, even for someone like myself with very little artistic capability. They were very hospitable as well and gave us fabulous food and cake! I can't wait to see the end results once they have been fired in the kiln. I think their own enthusiasm for their craft came over in the day and shone through which was what made it so enjoyable as well. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this course to anyone, even if you just wanted to try something different for the day. Highly Recommended. Kathryn
Kathryn - - #2299
I have just been on The Hot Fusion Glass course today. What an amazing day we had, thanks to Kim and Sharon. We had a very warm welcome, a lovely breakfast, lunch and yummy cake with our tea at the end of the day. The day was great fun but at the same time we learnt a lot. The girls are very talented and really happy to share their extensive knowledge with us all. We laughed a lot, mainly at my "masterpiece", a wacky cat, modelled on my own cat but with a twist!! I can't wait to see it once it has been fired by Sharon, she is under orders not to drop it!! The other girls made really lovely creations, beach huts, coasters, and jewellery. I would thoroughly recommend this course, it is a fun pamper day which would appeal to both men and women.
Anne Francis-Fisher - - #2290
I have been on several day courses - eg. cookery, mosaics, quilting, but this was THE BEST. A warm welcome from Sharon and Kim and a delicious breakfast with fresh coffee was followed by a brief session on how to cut glass then myself and my fellow pupil were left to start creating! Sharon and Kim guided us through the morning offering friendly, helpful advice and we then had a break for a supurb lunch with a glass of wine. Then on to the afternoon session where we continued with our masterpieces, being encouraged to fill every space available on our allocated trays for the kiln by making small pendants and cufflinks. I cannot recommend this course enough - do go!!! Angie - October 2014
Fused Glass Taster Course - - #1653
What a lovely day! I've no previous experience in fused glass but it sounded interesting - all I can say is I am really glad I gave it a try! Kim and Sharon are so passionate about it and backed with their extensive knowledge and ability to encourage and motivate I now can't wait to see my finished creation after it has been fired! The hospitality was wonderful with a lovely breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea so definitely planning a return visit!
Chris - - #1334
A thoroughly enjoyable and productive day. Kim and Sharon were fantastic hosts and tutors. Nothing was too much trouble. We packed so much in to the day. Highly recommended. Thank you!
Val Joy - - #1039
My taster day was a surprise birthday present and I can honestly say it was the best pressie ever. My sister and I had were dying to be introduced to glass fusing and we were not disappointed. We spent a fantastic day playing with all different types of glass and techniques. Kim and Sharon were by our sides with constant advice and guidance and they made the day informative and great fun. We had total freedom in what we made and in our choice of glass which was nice. The day whizzed past and I came away having made a photo frame, small dish, two coasters and four earrings. Kim and Sharon made it a very special day for us. Their tuition, company, home cooked food and hospitality made for a really good learning but pampering day. We would truly recommend signing up to a taster day with Kim and Sharon.
Di clark - - #879
What a great course! Kim & Sharon are excellent tutors, friendly and patient. We were shown the basics about glass cutting & fusing before being let loose to create our own designs. Kim & Sharon were on hand to assist & advise at all times and it was good to be allowed freedom to create whatever we wanted with no restriction on the glass resources. There was lots of time to create our items and I made far more than I expected to be able to. We were treated to delicious pastries & bacon rolls on arrival, risotto for lunch and mince pies & cream before we left, with lots of juice, coffee & wine throughout the day. Kim's hospitality is second to none! I would love to have another go at this course one day and now I know how it works I will be prepared to have ideas about what I would like to make before the day, so I do not waste too much time 'thinking' instead of 'doing'. This course is great value for money and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys being creative.
Mandyb - - #769
We had the best day,starting with a lovely bacon roll and coffee. We then were shown how to cut the glass and layer it without cutting our fingers off!! I must have made about 10 different things,ranging from a coaster to a snowman to hang on the Christmas tree. We were then made a lovely lunch,followed by more fusing. We then ended the day with a mince pie and coffee,i have to say the day just flew by. top marks :)
nessa - - #762
Having been a fan of Hot Fusion Glass I was delighted to find out that they now run classes. My expectation was simple: to enjoy a day 'playing' around with coloured glass. An intimate class of three eager students supported by two equally enthusiastic tutors began with a delightful breakfast/get to know you session. I came away feeling both pampered (refreshments were fabulous) and amazed at what I had achieved (with help!). My creations include earrings which will be gifts and a unique item which I hope will delight the recipients. Thank you both so very much for making this a special day. If you'll have me, I'd do it again!!
Rosemarie Eastham - - #483
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