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Fused glass taster workshop Washington North East England

Duration: 1.5hrs/2hrs Mon to Sat

Price: £20

Book with: Julie Rankcom
at Julies Handcrafted Glass

57 Titchfield Rd
Tyne and Wear
NE38 7JU

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About the Course

Come and enjoy a taster session creating your own piece of art , either 2 coasters or 1 picture with me where the emphasis is on fun, creativity and relaxation. I will be there to help you. I have been making glass for over 7 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 can not do that ". When they have created and see their great results they go away proud. This all happens at my house in the studio or kitchen depending on number of people .This course will run with Min 2 max 6 people.

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.

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

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.

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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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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. 😃

- - #23049

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...

- - #22830

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.

- - #22340

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!

- - #20391

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!

- - #14081

Response from Julies Handcrafted Glass:

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

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.

- - #13482

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

- - #12047

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Child friendly
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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