Glass fusing and slumping (warm glass) in the beautiful Kent Downs near Canterbury



Discover the wonderful world of fused glass in the beautiful medieval village of Chilham, in the heart of the Kent Downs area of outstanding natural beauty. Each full day of tuition costs only £119 and takes place in our spacious, purpose built teaching studio. (Some of the photos show our previous, smaller studio right next door.) Courses generally start at 10am and continue until 5pm, though we are flexible. You'll be given as much help as you need; our small class sizes mean that you won't have to queue for advice. Learn to cut glass, building your confidence with float (window) glass before moving on to colourful Bullseye fusing glass. Discover how to create textured pieces through tack fusing, using confetti, stringers, frit and sheet glass, or make smooth full-fused pieces. You can expect to make a suncatcher, a decorative panel, a bowl or candle holder, coasters & / or some jewellery depending on your previous level of glass cutting experience. People who've done some glass cutting and / or fusing before might alternatively like to make more adventurous bowls, candle holders, light shades or soap dishes. The options are as endless as your imagination. Your creations will be fused within about a week of your class (each kiln cycle takes around 24 hours not including any slumping). We can let you know when they're ready for collection or can post them to you at cost. Details of the course dates can be found on the "booking" page of our website via the 'View course organiser's website' link above. This will give you a calendar view where you can see everything that's planned for the studio (all of the courses, anyway!)

What's included in the price?

The course cost includes all materials for a practise creation from window glass followed by a coloured item up to 17 x 17cm in size (or several smaller items), loan of tools, kiln use, refreshments and a light lunch. We also offer free onsite parking, good tuition, a friendly welcome and good fun!


1 day (10:00am to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts


I'd been working with glass for over 30 years before starting to teach glass art in 2014. I've exhibited with the Contemporary Glass Society and at the International Festival of Glass as well as taking part in masterclasses in glass fusing and glass casting. There are few things I love more than sharing my passion for glass art with other people, whether complete beginners or people with years of experience under their belts. Come, try a course and see if you love it as much as I do! If you'd like to book more places than are shown on the site, please get in touch. Not all availability is shown on here, as I also take bookings through my own website. So there might be room for a larger group. Mattt

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
  • Intermediate level
  • Christmas
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Easter
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Father's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Advanced/pro level
gold badge
What does this mean?
Message the tutor


Tollgate Cottage, Maidstone Road, Chilham, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 8DD