This workshop is designed to be accessible for people who have never tried glass fusing. If you already have some experience, you'll be able to create a more intricate design. I'll introduce you to the process of cutting sheet glass by scoring and breaking. You will also use a selection of frit (crushed glass), stringers (long strands of glass) and enamel paints to decorate the 4 pre-cut panels of glass that will form the sides of your lantern. I tend to show examples of botanic artworks, because those are what I love most, but the same techniques can be applied to a wide variety of different designs! Making your project will probably take between 3 and 4 hours of working time, depending on how ambitious and dexterous you are. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided (vegan biscuits and oat milk will be available). We will typically stop for a half hour lunch break partway through the day - please note that lunchtime food is not provided. After the workshop, your pieces of art will be taken back to my studio for firing. Within about a week, your panels will be installed into the lantern and it will be ready for collection or delivery. I can post your lantern to you for a small extra fee. The typical group size is 4-5. The maximum group size is 8 and the course will only run if there are at least 3 bookings. It’s fine to book a place on this workshop for well-behaved children aged 9+ as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult. This workshop will be held at Broome Village Hall, DY9 0HA. This offers a light and airy space, with plenty of room to spread out if needed. There is wheelchair access and the adjacent car park has plenty of space for the size of group. Broome is a beautiful little village near to the Clent Hills, with lots of countryside walks and pubs if you are planning to include the workshop as part of a full day out. I am always happy to run workshops for a group of friends. Please get in touch.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials, including the lantern itself Tea, coffee and biscuits. Fusing of your artwork after the workshop. Free parking.


4 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Glass Art Designs Ltd

with Craft Courses since 2023

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Glass Art Designs is run by me, Beckie Cresswell - I personally teach all of our courses. I have always been interested in nature and the natural environment. After A-levels I studied Biology at university and then went on to be a secondary school Science teacher for 20 years. In my free time I've always enjoyed trying different crafts. When I tried glass fusing, I knew I'd found a craft that I loved. After completing a few more courses, I decided to buy a kiln myself. After lots more learning, experimenting and improving, I set up Glass Art Designs. I've been making and selling glass art ever since then and my work has been shipped all over the world. I'm new to CraftCourses.com but I'm certainly no novice at helping people to learn in a fun environment. I'm delighted to be able to share my passion for teaching with my love of fusing glass!

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
  • Stag dos
  • Tutor can travel
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Intermediate level
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Broome Village Hall, Broome, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, DY9 0HA