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Fused glass workshops in Cumbria

I'm always so impressed with the great ideas and the quality of work produced on my workshops.

About the Course

Cumbrian Glass Fusing Workshops by Lakes Glass-Cumbria.

My fused glass workshops are suitable for both beginners and improvers as no prior glass experience is necessary. They are a wonderful introduction to the art of glass fusing and a great opportunity to get your creative juices flowing whilst learning a new craft with friends or meeting new people. They are suitable for events, groups and hen parties.

By the end of the day you will have learned how to cut out glass, use a number of techniques and inclusions to create a variety of textures and effects, and you will have learned how to prepare items to the stage where they are ready for firing. Back at my studio your new creations will be fired at high temperatures of up to 800c to create totally unique works of art. I will arrange for the finished pieces to be collected, or if not possible I will post them to you. An additional charge will apply for posting finished items.

In this Christmas themed workshop we will be getting into the festive spirit by making a selection of Christmas decorations and gifts. There is always the potential to create something different based on your own design.

Please note - the workshop venue may be subject to change but will still be in Workington and easily accessible.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools, glass and kiln firing are included in the price.
Tea, freshly brewed coffee and biscuits are provided throughout the day. An additional treat in the afternoon of scone, jam and cream (or something similar) is provided. Could students please bring a packed lunch.


Alison Martin at Lakes Glass-Cumbria
Best Life building
4-8 Oxford Street
CA14 2AH
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Suitable for

  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Mothers Day
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners

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- - #26223

I had a really enjoyable day learning with like minded people. I'm experienced with copper foil glass work and it was a great refresher and I learnt quite a bit of new stuff with glass fusing so even if you have experience you will learn something new. Beautiful surroundings and great glass studio. Alison was very kind and generous with her time and materials. Well worth going on.

Response from Lakes Glass-Cumbria:

Thank you so much Judith for your kind review, it was an absolute pleasure to have you on the course. I can't wait to see your dish with the robin design on top once it had been fused and slumped. Hoping to get all the dishes in today for their first fuse! I really enjoyed the day with a lovely bunch of people. Thanks again Alison

In-person course
- - #23165

What a great day learning a new skill. Alison is a great teacher and obviously loves sharing her enthusiasm and creativity with us. Can't wait to see the fired pieces.

Response from Lakes Glass-Cumbria:

Hi Gill, it was great to have you on the course. I always look forward to seeing the work coming out of the kiln. I will start posting the finished items on my fb page @Lakes Glass-Cumbria once they are ready.

In-person course
- - #16489

Such a great day learning new skills! I created pieces of glass that symbolised key things to me which made the day interesting and special! Highly recommend spending a day being creative and productive!

Response from Lakes Glass-Cumbria:

Hi Alan,
Thank you for your response. I also really enjoyed the day, everyone made such amazing pieces! Your finished dish was very impressive. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make next! Thanks Ali

In-person course
- - #16466

Having never done glass fusion before I had no idea what to expect. Our tutor, Alison, introduced us to the activity bit by bit and gave us time to understand and explore our own ideas. I was surprised at how much I learnt in one lesson and was chuffed with the pieces I made. I'm planning my next one! 😀

Response from Lakes Glass-Cumbria:

Hi Kathryn,
Thank you for your review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the workshop. It was great fun with some fab results, particularly liked your sheep and wall hanging, both were really well designed and made.
Hope to see you soon, Ali

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