Fused glass half day: morning workshop



***** Full PPE in place ****
Workshops will be re opening on 12th April to limited numbers this will change with government guidelines in time.
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 on the day from a dish, a wave set of coasters or pictures. I will be there to help you with your creation.

I have been making glass for over 9 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 4 due to corona virus USUALLY 6 MAX , 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 our 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
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


3 hours (10:00am to 1:00pm)

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Suze - - #35386

I can’t recommend this workshop enough. Julie is so knowledgable and provides you with information and guidance while encouraging you to get creative. She creates such a welcoming atmosphere and we had the best time. We were so happy with what we created and are already planning our next day. A wonderful day with an awesome teacher!

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Louise Borrell - - #32953

Spent a really enjoyable workshop with Julie working in our family bubble. We really enjoyed the activity and the finished product exceeded our expectation. There was a huge variety of resources for us to use and Julie was an excellent and knowledgable tutor. We enjoyed it so much that we have booked another session for later in the year!

Response from Julies Handcrafted Glass:

Thankyou Louise was lovely to meet you and your girls, See you later in the year.

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Kathryn Mcclaren - - #31074

I bought my friend and I a half day course with Julie for a morning in September, it was a grey miserable day out but we were welcomed and enjoyed our creative morning guided by Julie and were both really happy with our colourful glass waves. An all round great crafty experience 😀

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Kay - - #30513

I have recently visited Julie to do a half day workshop. It was very well organised and I felt very safe with the PPE Julie has in place. Julie had time to explain and show me how to create my glass wave I made. I am so pleased with the result. I will be going back to do Christmas decorations with family.

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Jenny McLurg - - #28806

This was a Christmas present from my daughter. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and Julie was really attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Julie has a vast stock of items to make whatever you would like. There are so many possibilities of creating a unique item for yourself or family. I made coasters, each one totally different by using the various glasses that were available and tools to create my designs. Highly recommended.

Response from Julies Handcrafted Glass:

Thank you Jenny was a pleasure meeting you and being able to help you create your coasters.

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Margaret Walker - - #27223

I and a friend have attended 2 of Julie’s workshops and we are extremely keen to book a third! Everything about the workshops is tip top - very supportive without being not overly prescriptive. Julie’s enthusiasm and knowledge shine through. An all round excellent experience which I highly recommend.

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Maddy and Jim - - #26669

We were given gift vouchers last Christmas, which we used last month. We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon workshop. Julie obviously has a great knowledge of her craft, and has the knack of imparting it to others, although it was too much to take in. Julie is constanly available to help and advise. Finally, love my "masterpiece". Highly recommended. Thank you, Julie

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Carol Greenwood - - #26052

My daughter purchased a session as a birthday surprise and something we could do together. I was initially a bit nervous because I'm not creative and my daughter is. However, Julie soon put me at ease and I thoroughly enjoyed my session. I was quite blown away by the amount of different products in Julie's workshop - lots of beautiful colours and different textures that I found it hard to choose; like being a kid in a sweetie shop. Julie was very friendly, knowledgeable and encouraging. She was there each step of the process and gave advice but not in an overbearing manner so I felt very comfortable attempting to produce my own glass objects. Julie's mince pies and apple pies which went down well with our tea/coffee. I had a thoroughly enjoyable session and will be returning.

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Sylvia Stephenson - - #26002

Had a lovely morning with 3 friends yesterday making Christmas decorations. Julie was very friendly & knowledgeable offering us advice when we needed it & explaining all the results using the different types of glass would make to the finished items. She gave us all the information we needed to design 2 decorations each & supplied tea / coffee cake & biscuits to keep us going! A hugely enjoyable experience & looking forward to doing another course soon.

PS I have just collected our finished items & they are all fab! Thank you so much Julie

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Paula Curran - - #25978

Attended a half day workshop with my friend Christine. We both thought the workshop was excellent. Julie was friendly and made us feel very relaxed and welcome. We both would and have recommend Julie's workshops as it is a lovely positive experience.

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Gail Greenwood - - #25882

I took part in a half day workshop with my mother, i have once made glass pendants and my mother no experience. Julie explained the process and materials then we were free to make our items with Julie to guide us when neededed. We thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, Julie was so friendly. We will be booking another workshop session again.

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Debra - - #25058

All 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed our half day workshop with Julie and are very pleased with the finished products. We chose to make earrings, coasters, small plaques and a wave picture. Julie talked us through the different types of glass available and encouraged us to use all forms. There was so much to choose from and we are hoping to book again so that we can learn more and add to our current collection.

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Susan Gill - - #22839

Julie was an excellent host and teacher. We had a fun afternoon making our items and they all turned out great. A top tip would be to go with a bit of an idea of what you’d like to make. We dithered for too long, but Julie’s advice and support was a great help. We’ve booked the Christmas workshop, it was that much fun!

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Heather - - #22552

Really enjoyed this class! It was fun and interesting and Julie was excellent host & teacher...also loved meeting the fluffy cat & shy dog!

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Lucy Kelleher - - #22453

I spent a morning with Julie creating my masterpiece! As a complete novice Julie quickly put me at my ease and made suggestions to help me develop my ideas. Nothing was too much bother and if I asked about a type of glass, she had all the options available to me advising how they would look once the item had come out of the kiln. Julie was very patient with me and I didn't feel rushed at all. I was absolutely delighted with the end result. Thank you for your guidance and I highly recommend a workshop with Julie.

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Karen curry - - #22382

The workshop was very well structured and Julie was excellent at explaining the process and friendly and welcoming I was very impressed with the set up of the room where the workshop was held and there was a massive amount of choice of glass, moulds, colours and textures. I feel it was well worth going and learning a new skill. Brilliant :)

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Margaret Walker - - #21493

My friend and I attended our first half day workshop with Julie as a joint Christmas present. We will definitely be back for more! Julie was very welcoming, there were a myriad of options and everything was very well explained. The time flew by, always a good sign! I am delighted with the decorated “poppy” plate I made as a gift and I know the recipient will be equally thrilled. Thankyou Julie

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Katherine Cooper-Young - - #20121

Julie was very welcoming and accommodating to our group. We all had different projects in mind and Julie provided what we needed to accomplish the designs. With so many options and possibilities, next time we might consider all having the same aim in mind so as to all learn a particular skill. We are all very pleased with our finished work.

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Helen Jones - - #19892

I was looking for a new challenge and found Julies workshops on this page after reading the reviews and the description I decided to book myself and a friend to do a half day workshop . WOW we had a lovely time learnt loads , Julie made the whole experience very enjoyable. She helped us create what we wanted to do and more . Gave us encouragement. The reviews and descriptions of the workshops are very accurate worth booking. We will be going back. Thank you Julie .

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Elinor - - #19798

Had a great workshop with Julie a few weeks ago. Came along with my Dad as a joint Christmas present and we were given the creative freedom we wanted and helped to make our designs look the best they could! Love the finished results, would definitely come back to create more :)

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Damien - - #19009

We did the taster session. It was fantastic. Julie found exactly the right balance between being helpful and letting you experiment and come up with your own design.
She was so accommodating even organising a session to suit us even though she hadn’t planned starting the courses until the following week.
The day itself was so much fun, we made two coasters each and even if they hadn’t turned out the way we wanted we would have been delighted with how the day went. Luckily when they did come out of the kiln they were perfect.
I can’t recommend this day enough, it truly was a wonderful experience.

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Angie & Christine - - #18581

We attended this course Sunday 25th November 2018 and were a little apprehensive as we had not done anything like this at all. It was easy to find and we were greeted at the door by Julie. We were there to make the Christmas decorations and everything was out ready for us to start straight away. Julie explained what everything was and what it was for. She was constantly on hand with advice and her instructions were very clear and easy to follow. Julie was also a very good host as we were given plenty of coffee and a lovely mince pie. I would highly recommend a visit. Great fun!! Thank you Julie

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Vicki Morrison - - #17560

I attended Julie's glass making course last Wednesday and had a lovely time. Julie was a lovely host and provided tea and biscuits. She made everyone feel welcome and at home. We were a group of 5 and each made two Christmas decorations. Julie provided information on all the types of glass and how to apply them and then she let everyone design their own decorations. It was lovely that everyone came home with decorations that were unique to them. Julie was there to help when required but also gave everyone plenty space to experiment. We all had a lovely time.

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Judith Rogers - - #17309

I thoroughly enjoyed my introduction to this form of art. Julie was very friendly and helpful and her enthusiasm was infectious. I would highly recommend her workshop.

Judith Rogers

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June Simpson - - #16936

Better than excellent. What a fun afternoon with free reign to all types and colours of glass. I went with the idea of a wave of poppies, and I got exactly what I wanted and more. I love the visual texture created by the medium grade glass I used. Julie was so helpful throughout, and I loved the visit to the workshop be Callie.

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Jeni - - #16684

I had a lovely afternoon trying the different techniques and was so pleased with the results once they came out of the kiln. Julie was a very good teacher and a lovely hostess and made me feel very welcome.
I had been wanting to try glass fusing for a long time and Julie really explained things clearly and gave me the right foundation to take this further if I want to in the future.
Already booked to go back, this time bringing my Mum with me to do some Christmas decorations!

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Rita French &Christine Cross - - #16046

We both had a really enjoyable and productive afternoon. We had had no experience but Julie was a helpful, knowable and welcoming host. We both produced some lovely pieces and found it a very relaxing experience. We had booked to do another course ( short Xmas decoration course) before we left based on the afternoon's tuition! Neither of us would consider ourselves artistic but the pieces we produced are really lovely -we were given free reign with design/colours but Julie was always there as a guiding hand if required. We would both recommend this course as one you could repeat and still enjoy.

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Vivienne - - #15340

This workshop was a present for my sister in law, we both had a great time making pendants, Julie was really helpful and friendly and we are thrilled with how our pieces turned out. Would definitely recommend the workshop and we would both go back and do another.

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Christine - - #14860

Had such a lovely experience the first time at the workshop, I went back to make some Christmas decorations. Julie is very friendly and helpful with her expertise and ideas. A very relaxing, therapeutic time with beautiful individual products at the end, will definitely go again.

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Lynn Thompson - - #14646

My daughter and I had a fantastic morning with Julie - Julie made the experience very informative and relaxed. Making our pieces was so enjoyable (and I found it very therapeutic). When we picked up the pieces once they'd been in the kiln I couldn't believe that I could make something which looked so professional! Thoroughly enjoyable - would definitely recommend.

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Lynsey Rollins - - #13880

I was bought this workshop session as a Christmas gift from my husband who knows I love anything crafty! I really enjoyed the session and made a lovely piece of glass art which is now standing in my lounge. There is a huge range of lovely things to do and Julie carefully guides you through the options. I have done lots of craft sessions over the years and thoroughly enjoyed this 1-2-1. I am sure I will be back to make something else. I will be recommending it to others.

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Lynn Mitchell - - #13707

It was a family treat for my husband, myself and two daughters, and we had a lovely time. Our biggest decision was what to make! Finally, we made our choices and they've turned out beautiful. Julie was really enthusiastic, knowledgeable and helpful.

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Diane Rodger - - #13411

I attended Julie's fused glass workshop with my partner & nine year old son. We had no clue what to expect. Julie was very welcoming, patient and passionate about the fused glass process and the kind of things that could be achieved. We all tried very different projects and were amazed with the results. Throughout the workshop Julie was very knowledgeable and encouraging. She really brought out our creativity (we surprised ourselves). Our fused glassware will be a beautiful reminder of the wonderful time we had and I would definitely recommend this course to others.

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Hilary - - #12858

I had a fascinating morning making coasters. The results are beautiful, thank you.

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A.M.G. - - #12810

Just collected my work of art from Julie.
Would recommend the fused glass course. A very enjoyable morning spent learning something new in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Charlotte Howell - - #12693

I was lucky to be gifted a voucher from my partner, and spent a very enjoyable afternoon with Julie, and am very proud of my first piece of fused glass art! Julie encourages and advises - but doesn't take over - and has great knowledge of what may work and what definitely won't! She has helped me make the decision to start being more crafty in this area - and I'm looking forward to working with her more. Definitely the best gift I could have been given!

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William Haley - - #12637

Spent a morning with Julie learning the basics of fusing,she is an excellent teacher .I would highly recommend this course.

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Jo brackley - - #12433

I did a workshop with Julie today having received a voucher for Christmas. Julie’s communication prior to the workshop was great and the workshop itself was brilliant. Julie helps you by knowing what is possible or not but let’s you decide on what you want to do and helps you to execute it by giving you tips without taking over. Haven’t seen the finished product yet but it won’t change my review. I’d definitely recommend this course!

Response from Julies Handcrafted Glass:

You're more than welcome - I had great fun supporting you. I am excited for the end result when your work comes out of the kiln .

In-person course
Jean clark - - #11951

First off newly retired I wanted something crafty to do and came across Julie and her glass classes,I booked a half day and thoroughly enjoyed it making earrings and a necklace and decorative plaque, Julie is so easy going and full of knowledge of her craft,so I thought my friends would love the Xmas class and we weren't disappointed,definitely worth a try,excellent.

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Jo Londesbrough - - #11373

I did a glass fusing course with two of my friends and we had a brilliant time. Julie was very welcoming and friendly and explained everything really well. She gave advice, but let our own creativity shine. I will definitely be going back for more!

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Peter - - #10593

I went to Julies wanting make a picture in a theme of a beach view. Julie explained how everything worked and how the glass changes in firing I learnt about glass making and the process far more than I expected . After looking at examples of Julies work . I decided to make a field of poppies picture and I love the result. I really did have fun and found it relaxing thank you.

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Rachel - - #10592

I attended this half day course and was amazed what I could and did achieve. Julie explains things very well and put me at ease. Showed work that had worked and some that didnt which helped me understand the glass process and firing. My work of art is now on my dining table for all to see. I am going back in the new year to create more . Thank you again for this wonderful experience .

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Claire - - #9666

I have done a couple of days course for fused glass in the past and wanted to brush up on what I had learnt and gain more confidence. Julie was excellent and passed on some great tips and is very nice and friendly!

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Clair - - #9285

I have now attended 2 courses creating pretty items, julie goes through the process thoroughly and then lets you loose with your imagination. Items are well available a few days later. Very enjoyable and a lovely lady too

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Sue - - #9230

I have attended two of Julie's workshops so far making Christmas decorations and coasters. I have absolutely no artistic talent yet with Julie's expertise, help, advice and extreme patience I have produced works of art that I am delighted to display in my home. Julie is so lovely and welcoming and I cannot recommend her or the workshops highly enough - I will be booking again to make more Christmas decorations now I have 'the bug'.

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Alex - - #9229

Have made Christmas decorations and coasters with Julie and have had a great time on both occasions. Julie is very welcoming and patient with regards to explaining all the ins and outs of glass. Would recommend to anyone.

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Bev Whybrow - - #8600

Loved our craft making sessions with Julie, made great Christmas decorations on our first visit and beautiful jewellry on our second. Not being a crafty lady Julie is a great teacher and host a must for anyone wanting to learn something new.

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Tracy Ridley - - #8597

Julie is an excellent and very patient tutor, I made a wonderful glass plaque with different types of flowers. I can highly recommend Julie who is not only extremely knowledgeable but is a very warm and friendly lady

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Katherine - - #8547

I made bespoke Christmas decorations at a workshop with Julie which I am absolutely thrilled with! Julie is a super hostess and most certainly knows her craft. Highly recommended.

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