Glass fusing and slumping courses on a 1:1 or 1:2 basis.
These individual workshops are in Thornton-Cleveleys on The Fylde Coast in Lancashire.
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.
Work would be ready to collect usually within two weeks.
Jean and Janice have decided that group workshops cannot be delivered safely at the moment due to the current pandemic. We cannot teach with sufficient social distancing and will only be offering one to one and one to two tuition for the rest of 2020. We do hope that people can understand.
We hope to resume our workshops as soon as it is safe to do so.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
All tools, safety equipment, materials, firing of work. We also include a hearty home made lunch, home-made bread and cakes and refreshments all day.
At the moment we understand you may wish to bring your own food with you. Just let us know.
We will make food to any dietary requirements a student may have. Our vegan pear and ginger muffins have become quite a hit!
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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I had such a lovely day with the small group of people and two friendly and approachable tutors, nothing was too much trouble for them and they listened to my ideas and told me how to achieve them. I'd highly recommend this course, I'd never worked with glass before so was a bit apprehensive but was soon put at ease by everyone. The homemade lunch was delicious too.
Response from JJ Fused Glass:Thank you Sally. Your review is much appreciated. We’re so glad you enjoyed the day and the company. We hope you are able to come to collect your art work and see the things other people created over the weekend.
Many thanks to you, Jean and Janice for a fabulous experience at my first fused glass workshop. It was a treat for our friend Jane's 'special' birthday as you know, but we all had a super time. You were both very patient with us all, clear with your instructions and tuition and you never made us feel rushed. Although we were concentrating hard, ensuring we were taking everything in, the time just flew by, which is always a good sign that you are enjoying yourself. The lunch was delicious and we all went back for more!!
Thankfully we didn't have any breakages and we are all happy with our creations. Many thanks again Alison x
Response from JJ Fused Glass:Thank you Alison, for this generous review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and help to celebrate Jane’s birthday.
I had an amazing day with the two lovely ladies who teach this class. They were warm, welcoming, very clear, concise and very patient. The food they provided was fabulous. I am looking forward to attending another class.
Thank you for a lovely day x
Response from JJ Fused Glass:Thank you, Fiona, for your kind review. It was lovely to meet you. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your day with us. We look forward to you collecting your glass art.
Well this was my first go at anything to do with glass and I loved it. Jean and Janice were brilliant, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and inspiring. Great teachers, patient and made me feel more and more confident over the day....so much so I’ve already booked my next day! Added to their obvious talents are cooking and baking....so lunch and cakes were lovely. Can’t wait to see the 6 ..yes 6..pieces I made! Thanks jj a brilliant day.
Response from JJ Fused Glass:Thank you so much for this kind review, Neila. We are so glad you enjoyed your day with us. It was lovely to meet and work with you. Looking forward to you picking up your finished pieces of art.
Went back for my third session today and again absolutely loved it. Drinks and biscuits on arrival and chance for a quick chat with the group then on to the day's fun. After a cutting refresher making two snowflake hanging decorations, it was time to decide on the morning's project. Lots of helpful ideas and explanations on how to put my ideas onto paper to plan them tips along the way. Then a yummy homemade lunch then more time for another piece.
Again a great day with fabulous teachers and a lovely group. Everyone made such lovely pieces, I can’t wait for the updates on them going in the kilns. See you when we pick the finished creations up then booking next workshop.
Would recommend to anyone wanting to have a go. You will be amazed at what you can learn and create even on your first day. Thanks Janice and Jean and see you soon x
Response from JJ Fused Glass:Thank you, Berni, for this lovely review. We really enjoyed you attending our workshop again. We loved the things you wanted to make and can't wait for you to pick them up!
My mum & I attended this course as a Christmas present to each other. We had a wonderful day! Janice & Jean were so patient & everything was explained very clearly. There was ample opportunity to try different techniques & plenty of books & other sources of inspiration.
Oh & the food was delicious!
I would thoroughly recommend this course.
Response from JJ Fused Glass:Thank you Anna for your kind review. It was lovely to meet you and your Mum. We really hope you were both pleased with the art you created.
Another amazing class last week. Janice and Jean are wonderful teachers who have the ability to cater for different people with varying skill sets with ease. Great fun day. I even managed to incorporate some of my own personal craft stamps into my designs. Can't wait to see how they come out.
Would definitely recommend this class to anyone who is thinking about having a go. Already booked my next class and am already thinking about what I want to do.
A fabulous day practising skills learnt last time and plenty of encouragement to make pieces that I thought were above my skill level.
Good clear instructions, reminders when needed, lots of pieces around for inspiration and lunch in the garden. A perfect day of crafting.
Eagerly awaiting collection day and next course is already booked. Thanks Jean and Janice, I had a great day x
Response from JJ Fused Glass:It was lovely to see you again Berni. We’re pleased you were happy to give new techniques a go! Your leaf should be lovely. Good cutting. Thank you so much for your review.
Just arrived home after my second time with Jean and Janet. The tutors are both friendly and professional and have a wealth of knowledge, the teacher to student ratio is a maximum of 1:4 so there is always help available!
I learnt some skills in the morning and completed 4 coasters, each using a different method, and in the afternoon, I completed a fruit bowl and a wall plaque.
The lunch was superb !! A choice of 2 home made soups, with a choice of home made bread, and a selection of cakes.
I am looking forward to returning to pick up my pieces, and will definitely be booking to come again .
I recommend this workshop to everyone - you won’t be disappointed !
Response from JJ Fused Glass:Thank you Julie for your kind review. It was good to see you again. We’re pleased you enjoyed your second visit and hope it helped to cement some of the techniques involved. We are always as excited as you to see the results of your labours.
A very enjoyable day as a beginner. The time just flew by with Jean and Janice providing their expertise, help and guidance whilst letting the students do their own thing. Learned numerous techniques in the morning which you could put into practice with your own ideas in the afternoon.
Lunch in the garden was lovely.
Had a laugh trying to test the tin in the cupboard 😃.
Maximum of 8 on the course so the tutors can provide as much time as you need. Will be returning.
Response from JJ Fused Glass:Many thanks for your review Linda. We’re pleased you enjoyed the day and the way we teach. It’s always good when the weather is nice enough for lunch in the garden. Time in the Harry Potter cupboard looking for the tin side can be a challenge 😂
My sister and I attended a class (our second, and definately not the last!) on Saturday. Once again completely enjoyed our day, started with a little refresher on what we were doing and then Jean & Janice encouraged our creative inner selves to shine thru! As always, they were very helpful and encouraging...and the homemade soup, bread and sweets were an additional bonus! Well done ladies! If you want a great day with excellent end result - sign up here!!
Response from JJ Fused Glass:Thank you for this Kim. It was really nice to see you and your sister once again. You’re both so enthusiastic and receptive to the whole process, it makes our job much easier. I do hope you like your work. We look for ward to seeing you again in the future.
Yesterday was my 4th time on Jean and Janice’s course, always a lovely day. There are tons of resources to get your inspiration going, and the ladies have lots of advice and knowledge to help you, when they “say less is more”, they know what there talking about ( but there’s so many wonderful resources that you will want to put everything into your work).
This time we looked at some new techniques as they always try to teach you something new but you can always have refreshers on the basics or any techniques anytime. Jean and Janice always try to keep you learning new skills and try to help you create what you have in mind ( where feasible).
It’s always a warm friendly atmosphere, many attendees are repeat customers and everyone always make new comers and those attending on there own feel welcome. The lunch is always fantastic home cooking and baking, the part of the day where less is more and everyone gets to have a chat which is great with the small group numbers. I’m already planning my next trip.
Response from JJ Fused Glass:Thank you Sarah for your glowing review! It was great to see you again. Thank you for being so open to learning new techniques and trying things out. Don’t forget to follow your work on the FaceBook page and/ or instagram. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
I attended this one day course today and was amazed at how much we achieved and how generous the tutors are with their time, expertise and materials. As a complete beginner I was taught 5 different techniques during the morning and was able to experiment with my own ideas during the afternoon. Jean and Janice were always ready to help and advise but were never intrusive and offered support whenever it was requested. I enjoyed the day so much (including the delicious home-made soda bread at lunchtime!) that I've already booked two more days....
Thanks for a fantastic experience. I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished pieces!
Response from JJ Fused Glass:Thank you so much for this lovely review. We really appreciate it. It was a pleasure to meet you. You were so open and receptive to the materials and techniques which were all new to you. We look forward to seeing you when you collect your pieces of fused glass art and when you come back for your next workshop.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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 :)
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
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.
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 lab...you 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 !!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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
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!
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!