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Glass Fusing and Slumping for Beginners and Improvers

Duration: 1 Day

Price: £95

Run by: Jean Hill
at JJ Fused Glass

01253 727760

190 Clifton Drive South
Lytham St. Annes

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About the Course

Our workshops are in Lytham St Annes on The Fylde Coast. They run from 10.00 – 16.00. We take no more than 8 students.

If none of these dates are suitable for you, you can contact us about a private group day for 6-8 people. If you have a smaller group we are happy to quote a price for you.

There are 2 tutors, so all students receive the attention they need. A beginner would typically learn how to score and break glass safely before cutting their own glass to use for learning 4 or 5 basic techniques of glass fusing. After a home-made lunch they would then go on to design and make two or three larger pieces from bowls, mirror frames, hangings, free-standing panels. Returning students will be given a directed piece in the morning as a refresher, be taught a technique new to them, and be guided through the design and making of their chosen pieces.

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?

All tools, safety equipment, materials, firing of work. We also include a hearty home made lunch, cakes, home-made bread and refreshments all day.

We will make food to any dietary requirements a student may have. Our vegan pear and ginger muffins have become quite a hit!

Please be aware that some of these dates may already be full. Please contact us for current availability. We can also include you on a waiting list for any fully booked dates.

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Have attended a few of these workshops now and really enjoyed every one of them. Jean and Janice are both great, always on hand to offer help, guidance and support. Days always fly by and great that still getting to learn new techniques. Lunch is always lovely. Looking forward to our next session.

- - #18230

Response from JJ Fused Glass:

Thank you Alison. It’s always a pleasure to see you and your variety of friends on the workshops. I hope you feel your work has improved over the period you’ve been attending the workshops - we certainly do!
We look forward to seeing you next year with yet more techniques to learn.

Would highly recommend this course. Janice and Jean are informative, helpful, encouraging and very knowledgeable. The day flew by and I was extremely pleased with the pieces I made. I was so impressed I have asked my children to book another course as a Birthday present. Foods really good too.

- - #18164

Response from JJ Fused Glass:

Thank you so much Debbie for taking the time to do this. It was really lovely to meet you and your enthusiasm!
We’re so pleased you enjoyed your first experience of fusing glass.
We look forward to your next visit.

Love my glass days, I get so much done with so much help and support.
Always a new tutorial in the morning so you continue to build extra skills and lots of time for own projects.
Never feel rushed and the material supplies seem endless.

As for the food a very tasty bonus.

- - #18040

Response from JJ Fused Glass:

It was really good to see you again Lucy. We hope you learned new things and are excited about picking up your finished work.

What an amazing creative day. Wish I could have returned again tomorrow. From the friendly tuition to the amazing lunch it really has been inspiring. Booked on 2 more days already.

- - #18037

Response from JJ Fused Glass:

Thank you so much. It was lovely to meet you and your enthusiasm! We’re looking forward to seeing your work fused and slumped.

What an amazing experience! I really enjoyed the one day course with Janice and Jean, and have come away with a huge number of ideas I would really like to try in the future. The course was very well organised and paced. Janice and Jean demonstrated different techniques very clearly and were on hand to explain and support our efforts throughout the day; guiding but also allowing exploration. I was able to make bigger pieces in the afternoon and try out another technique. A homemade lunch (soup, freshly baked bread and cakes) was a real bonus.

- - #17443

Response from JJ Fused Glass:

Thank you so much for your kind words, Margaret. It was a pleasure to meet you both. I’m so glad you enjoyed the way we teach - and our cooking! We look forward to you collecting your pieces of art, and your return for more exploration. Janice.

Attend this Worksop yesterday. Didn’t know what to expect but wow 😮 it was fantastic and I certainly got my husbands monies worth from my birthday voucher. Talented teachers, time well spent with the group and individually. Didn’t know I was so talented in making my glass pieces and I can’t wait to see the finishing pieces. I’m sure I’ll be back again next year. Oh, and home made soup and bread too. Thank you Jean and Janice.

- - #17347

Response from JJ Fused Glass:

Thank you Suzanne. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your introduction to fused glass. It was lovely to meet you. We’re sure you’ll love your pieces of fused glass when they have been fired.

Just spent another lovely day with the glass fusing ladies of Lytham. Such a great value for money course - i've made half a dozen or so unique pieces of art (so that's Christmas sorted!) and enjoyed a tasty lunch - what more could you ask for - marvellous!

- - #17345

Response from JJ Fused Glass:

Thank you so much Lara. It’s always good to see you and to know you enjoy your day with us. You’ve made some beautiful pieces of fused glass yet again.

Have done this class twice now and what can i say besides amazing. The range of items you can make is unbelievable. A thoroughly enjoyable class with two incredibly talented teachers. The time They give the students is such that you never feel pushed to one side. They are always on hand to give advice and to ensure that the end results are well worth the effort. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to give glass fusing a go even if you are not sure you need to do this class. You will achieve and make something you never dreamed you could.

- - #16235

Response from JJ Fused Glass:

Thank you Jo, for your kind review. It was great to see you yesterday when you collected your lovely pieces of glass art. We’re looking forward to your next visit!

I attended the beginners course with my husband in July. We had a great day, teachers were brilliant. we are both delighted with the glassware that we made. I would recommend the course to anyone and we intend returning to do the intermediary day in the future.

- - #16232

Response from JJ Fused Glass:

Thank you Susan! I’m sorry I missed you yesterday when you both collected your work. I particularly liked Andrew’s metal inclusions platter and your wall panel was a great succes! We look forward to meeting you both again should you decide to return.

As a complete beginner I attended the course on 29.05.18. The two tutors showed us a range of techniques, explaining everything in detail as we went along, and keeping a very watchful eye on what we were doing to ensure a pleasing outcome. They also valued our efforts and paid careful attention to firing our pieces. I am thrilled with what I made and I have signed up for another day in the Autumn. Thank you so much.
P.S. Lovely lunch too.

- - #15034

I was an absolute beginner, the teachers were extremely patient and encouraged me to try and do things that I thought might be beyond my capabilities. I have made 7 items from a simple coaster to cutting petals and making a 'Poppy Bowl'. As the class was on 'Remembrance Sunday' I will always look at this and remember a really wonderful, but tiring day with other like minded friendly people.5

- - #11598

If you're uncertain, just book it. Not only will you meet some lovely people, but you'll also surprise yourself at what you can produce (with the expert help of Jean and Janice).
Loved it!

- - #10401

I have attended this course on a number of occasions and I love going back. Mainly for the friendly and knowledgeable instructors and the fresh bread and home-made chutneys!
Would highly recommend this class to anyone. You will be amazed at what you can achieve even on the first try. It's highly addictive and after the first go you'll be bursting with new ideas to try out. It's a really fun environment, made so by the hosts, in a lovely part of the world. Make a weekend of it :)

- - #8689

Fantastic day with 2 amazing, talented and patient teachers. As a complete beginner I can't believe how much you can learn and achieve in just a few hours. The range of materials and tools is excellent and I have to say that lunch (particularly the brownies) was to die for! Thank you both

- - #8533

Thoroughly enjoyed the day, can't believe how much we got through in such a short time. Janice and Jean are fabulous tutors, patient and so knowledgeable. They tailored their support to each student's needs and fostered individual creativity from the start.
Oh and I nearly forgot, the homemade lunch and cakes were were delicious.
I would thoroughly recommend this workshop.
Thank you Janice and Jean.

- - #7620

Have just spent a Fantastic day with Jean & Janice at their workshop. The group of people that attended were brilliant and made myself and the other two newbies feel very welcome. It's like sitting in a room that is a cross between Aladdin's cave and an alchemists want to try everything but don't know the formula !! The ladies were great at explaining the basics (including the very important health and safety) and soon had us working on our first piece. I am still chanting the mantra of 'tin sandwich' and keeping my fingers crossed that the pieces I worked on turn out ok ! After a delicious lunch of homemade soups and breads followed by cake , we carried on with making , in my case a bowl ( other people worked on different shapes) All too soon it was time to finish. I can't wait to see how my first attempts turn out. O.k. I hold my hand up , I am hooked , I have booked to go again. I can't call myself a glass fusionista yet but who knows !!!!!

- - #6839

Thank you Jean and Janette both so much for a fantastic informative fun day. I've learnt so much today my head hurts and can't wait to see the outcome of my efforts and just hope I got my 'tin sandwiches' right! Jean and Janette were brill and patient taking us newbies through the basics with a series of different techniques for us try with flexibility for us to adapt. By the end of the session we were flying solo creating master pieces (I hope) with plenty of guidance and advise on hand when required. It was amazing how much material there was available for us to use and experiment with, in such a friendly and relaxed environment. Also worth mentioning was the super lunch with homemade soups, bread and cakes not to mention fresh coffee. Can't wait to return for another session, so many ideas to try. Thank you.

- - #6789

Thank you both for a fantastic day, I didn't know what to expect except that I'm not very arty so thought I'd not achieve very much. You put us all at ease right from the start, the instruction was easy to follow and the day was well organised but also made flexible to suit us. I came home feeling very pleased with myself. The lunch was delightful. I will be recommending this to friends.

- - #5084

Been going to the classes for over two years now, every time there is something new to learn and lovely people to meet. Janice and Jean are really nice ladies and excellent tutors, love their food and their enthusiasm never wanes, even when we test their patience!! Well worth trying, you'll be surprised at what you can make.

- - #4990

Can't recommend this course and the lovely ladies that run it. I have been taking their courses for over 2 years and despite now having my own kiln, I still attend their courses.

I love that I get to meet up with other "regulars" as well as making new friends. At every course we learn new tools and techniques, have a fabulous lunch and still have lots of time to make our own designs.

The venue is perfect, the tools and safety equipment all provided and in excellent condition. They have every possible colour of glass powders, hundreds of stencils to chose from and loads of ideas to help you produce some great end products. I have personally made: coasters, large and small plates, table top, light shade, candle holders, spoon rest, wall hangings, decorative waves and loads more.

Tried others courses but this is the best one by far!

- - #3355

Lovely people providing a warm welcome. They provide lots of materials for you to choose from and so you are really limited only by your imgaination.

Start of with how to safely cut glass, and moves to different methods to bring life to your work.

A vegitarian lunch is provided which was truly delicious.

The course is tailoured to suit those attending so whether your a beginner or more advanced between the two tutors you have your artistic and techincal skills improved.

- - #3277

came on the course with my mum who had been for a second time and it was brilliant. Everyone so friendly and helpful and I found it all really interesting. Great way to spend a creative day - I would definately go back and cant wait to see the finished pieces!

- - #2445

My sister and I attended on 15th February 2015, for a beginners day. We were amazed by how much we got to do during the day. The techniques shown to us were fascinating and taught in such a way that even us complete novices found it easy to follow. We can't wait to see our work once it has been in the kiln. Definitely recommend this day to everyone. My sister and I want to book onto another now!

- - #2166

I have been going to these classes for nearly 18 months. I have never considered that I was creative but I have managed to produce some extremely imaginative pieces loved by many friends and family, in fact some say 'you never made that!'
If you would like to try something different, go and give it a go, you may surprise yourself. Oh, and the food is WONDERFUL

Thank you ladies xx

- - #1485

Tried a 'taster' at my usual pottery class & was hooked,,,,,
Can't draw? No problem
Not artistic? Prepare to be amazed!
2 brilliant ladies with loads of patience & resources will teach you various techniques before letting you make pieces that you didn't think you could,,,,,honestly!
Great day, good company & lovely food, well worth it

- - #1477

Been a couple of times now and the tutors are just excellent. Its amazing what a complete novice can make and there are plenty of ideas to work with. Everyone is always so much fun that I can't help but go back time and again!

- - #1471

My friends and I have attended this course several times and it is always a lot of good fun. The tutors are really helpful and it is a great way to make beautiful handmade items for your home or as presents. Would recommend the course to anyone, especially as the food provided is always excellent!

- - #1470

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 12th January 2019
Sunday 13th January 2019
Saturday 16th March 2019
Sunday 17th March 2019
Saturday 18th May 2019
Sunday 19th May 2019
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  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

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