Covid19 Update: I have resumed classes while taking as many safety precautions as possible.
I run classes in glass fusing for up to 6 people at a time for beginners and those who have done it a few times before and want to explore more techniques. Bring a friend (or a few!) - it is great fun to have fellow learners to bounce ideas off and you can book a date and time to suit you. In 2 hours you can usually make 3-4 items of your choice including jewellery, coasters, hanging panels, tree decorations etc.
The one-off lesson is suitable for people who want to learn the basic techniques of a new craft which might lead to a new hobby and if you are interested I can talk you through the equipment needed etc. Or you can just come to try something new and enjoy the creative experience. It is a great gift idea for someone who enjoys trying new things!
I can also come out to your workplace or home to run the taster class for a larger group of people - a great way to reward staff or have a team-building session!
Glass fusing is where layers of coloured glass are cut, put into a kiln and fused together to make jewellery, coasters or decorative window hangings (sun-catchers) etc. Glass comes in many forms and cutting is not always needed and you don't need any artistic ability! I provide plenty of ideas for inspiration.
Here is the detail:
• 1-1 or 1-2 or 1-3 etc. tuition can be arranged at a time to suit you throughout the year or join 1 of my group classes on set dates (tbc due to Covid). (Age 10-15 accompanied by paying adult)
• A 2 hour lesson costs £45 per person and will include the glass materials and metal inclusions, jewellery fixings and the firing of your pieces - usually around 3-4 items: jewellery and either a sun-catcher or coaster and other smaller pieces too which will be ready to collect in 1-2 weeks. (Postage can be arranged at cost if preferred.)
• The studio is equipped with a large range of coloured glass in different sizes and formats, various glitters and metal inclusions, kiln fibre, appropriate tools and safety equipment and an electric kiln.
• You can bring an idea of what you might like to have a go at making - Pinterest is really useful for ideas or you can browse the examples of other beginner pieces for inspiration. If you have a particular project you want to try out (e.g. sun-catcher or coaster) then we will discuss how you can achieve that in the time available.
So why not get in touch? Book now for a friend or, better still, book for yourself and a friend and then you can arrange a date and time to suit you both. A craft lesson makes a great unusual gift for a fun creative activity to do together. You can get in contact to arrange a date and time that would suit. I am very flexible for evenings or daytime slots. Usually, I also have some small group class dates set where you can join others but not at the moment due to Covid. These classes are approx 2 hours but I am flexible and open to longer classes up to whole day classes and I also combine courses with my husband who is a potter (please click the 'See more from this course organiser' link below to see my other courses).
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
I offer you a tea or coffee at the start and all materials and equipment are provided as well as the firing of all your pieces and any jewellery bails fixed for you after the class.
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My daughter has recently picked up the beautiful pieces of glass art work she created after a full morning session spent with Sarah. She is especially delighted with her main piece and is hopeful she will be able to include this in her Art GCSE portfolio next year. Sarah explained everything clearly and there were opportunities to practice certain techniques so that my daughter was able to create her piece entirely independently. Thank you Sarah for a lovely morning and a great introduction into the world of glass fusing!
Whilst I didn’t actually produce anything I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the process and looking at all of Sarah’s beautiful creations. I am now also the proud owner of two of her gorgeous jewellery pieces!!
Response from Sarah Greening Glass:Em should be rightly proud of her main piece! She listened and had practice at the different techniques. A pleasure to teach her and hope she does really well in her exams next year.
My husband booked 2 x 4 hour courses with Sarah on glass fusing as a Christmas present. I found that Sarah had a lot of knowledge and experience working with glass and was happy to share this with me. She helped and encouraged me to experiment with different kinds of glass and advised me on different techniques that can be used.
It was a very interesting course and found that by taking it in two sessions with a few days between was very beneficial. It gave me time to think about my experience between the course days and to see on my return my finished items after firing. From this I could improve my technique and achieve a higher standard and quality of product.
Thank you Sarah for your time and patience it was a very interesting and enjoyable course. I would like to recommend this course to all ages and I can imagine great for a family.
Response from Sarah Greening Glass:A fabulous review - thank you very much! It is always interesting to be able to spend more time with learners in order to try out different techniques and give a more in-depth experience. Also lovely to chat to interesting 'students'! Thanks very much, Sarah
I loved the glass fusing workshop I did with Sarah. She explained clearly what to do, showed me lots of possible techniques to use and encouraged me to be creative. I'm delighted with the pieces I made.
Response from Sarah Greening Glass:You created some fabulous pieces - so pleased you enjoyed it too! Thanks very much for taking the time to review!
I have truly enjoyed my 1-2-1 class with Sarah. Learning about various techniques of fusing glass and seeing the examples made by Sarah was fantastic. I felt very inspired and will look to book another session soon. Thank you Sarah
Response from Sarah Greening Glass:Lovely to hear! Your pieces are cooking in the kiln - looking forward to giving them to you! Thanks very much
Wonderful morning spent with Sarah. We were greeted with coffee and then went to her warm workshop where she explained various techniques to us. We then had freedom to create, using either our own designs or copying some of her beautiful pieces which were on show. Lovely relaxed environment - pure pleasure. I was thrilled to complete 5 small pieces.
Thanks so much Sarah.
Response from Sarah Greening Glass:Thanks so much for leaving a review - so pleased you enjoyed the class! Thanks Sarah
My daughter and I had a fabulous evening with Sarah this week and it was lovely to see her be able to offer her classes again.
She carefully explained the measures she is taking to keep her students, and herself safe, which was very reassuring.
The evening was a wonderful escape from the hum-drum of ‘normal’ life and, with Sarah’s patience and knowledge, we both felt we learned a great deal and produced items to be proud of.
Response from Sarah Greening Glass:It feels so good to be back taking classes again! Thank you so much for sharing that you felt comfortable with my precautions and that it didn't dampen the enjoyment if the experience at all! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I'll let you know when you pieces are ready! Sarah
I had a fabulous 1:1 session with Sarah. I knew what I wanted to make and Sarah helped me create it. Thank you for your time, patience and generosity sharing your knowlege and supplies. Would highly recommend it.
Response from Sarah Greening Glass:Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. Hope you are all keeping well!
I had such a lovely experience making glass designs. Sarah was great at explaining the fascinating techniques and helping make something special. I found it relaxing and therapeutic and I will definitely go again! I’m also buying the experience for friends and family to enjoy too as I know they will love it. Thanks for such a great day!
Response from Sarah Greening Glass:Being creative uses a different part of our brains and can be a very therapeutic break from our normally busy lives. So pleased you enjoyed it! Thanks Sarah
Wonderful experience buying jewellery from Sarah. The ring and wine markers I bought are beautiful, unique and great quality! Amazing service and I will definitely be buying more soon!
Response from Sarah Greening Glass:Thank you so much! I'm sure you'll love the jewellery you made in the class too!
We had a brilliant time at Sarah's class - the explanations of how to create each item were so clear and it was fascinating learning about the different techniques. So many colours and materials to choose from! A great experience which I would recommend to anyone.
Response from Sarah Greening Glass:So pleased you enjoyed the class - a great creative session for the 3 of you! Will let you know when your pieces are finished and jewellery fixings done. Many thanks for the lovely review!
I had a 1-2-1 taster session with Sarah and thoroughly enjoyed it. After an introduction on how the process worked, and the materials that were available it was time to have a go. Having done a few craft classes of various sorts, it was so nice that Sarah was there if you needed her, but was very hands-off and lets you make your own design and material decisions. I kept my designs fairly simple so was able to complete 5 pieces in my two hour session. I picked them up a few days later after they had been in the kiln and was really pleased with the results. Its nice to have things I will use, and several friends have now expressed interest in having a go, having seen my pieces. I would love to do another session, and would definitely recommend it, even if you dont think you're very artistic!
Response from Sarah Greening Glass:Thank you for this great review Wendy - I look forward to a return visit perhaps!
Highly recommended! Gave my daughter a voucher for a glass fusion workshop for 2 for her birthday and luckily for me she asked me to go with her. Neither of us had ever worked with glass before and Sarah was very patient and helpful, allowing us to make 3-4 pieces each which we are delighted with. A lovely experience all round.
Response from Sarah Greening Glass:So pleased you both enjoyed the experience - great fun to do together! Many thanks for taking the time to review.
Excellent session in relaxed, friendly and warm environment. Put my friend and I immediately at ease and showed patience and kindness throughout as she guided us expertly through the process. A fun and unique experience!
I attended Sarah’s glass fusion workshop with my mum, sister and daughter and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Sarah was very patient and clear with her instructions. Sarah is very talented and with her help and guidance we all managed to create 4 beautiful pieces each in our morning session. Collection of our finished items was just a couple of days later. I really recommend this workshop. We had such a lovely Saturday morning being creative. Thank you Sarah.
I thoroughly enjoyed my 1:1 fused glass with Sarah. She was very well prepared for the session and very clear in her explanation and instruction. I also appreciated that she was "hands off" allowing me to play and create my own pieces rather than making me follow a pre-determined template. I was pleasantly surprised by how many pieces I was allowed to make in a 4 hour class. It was really interesting to learn some of the chemistry behind the process. Excellent value for money and very enjoyable. Hope to have another go soon.
I had done a little glass work previously and was delighted that Sarah was able to take me up to another level and answer all of my questions. She was totally flexible with the lesson which suited me perfectly. Could not have been better!
Attended a class on a weekend, where I did a 1 on 1 session with Sarah.
She was a great instructor, gave me loads of advice for the pieces I was attempting to create and there were a lot of available examples to inspire creativity. There were a lot more creative options than I expected and the class was great fun!
Have recommended this class to friends and family, well worth the price!!!
Went with my Mum as our Birthday gifts to each other! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and learned so much. We could happily have stayed all day and 'played' as the possibilities are endless. Would highly recommend for anyone wanting to try something different regardless of whether you feel you are creative or not. I'm hooked!!! Thank you Sarah.
We would highly recommend the glass fusing taster lesson with Sarah.
Sarah is friendly and very informative and explained all the various processes. There is a large range of materials to choose from and we were very pleased with our 4 different items that we both made.
Thank you Sarah for a brilliant afternoon.
Val and Bob
A thoroughly absorbing and enjoyable experience. Sarah takes the time to explain everything very well and the relaxed atmosphere she creates will bring out the artistic side that you never knew you had!
I thoroughly enjoyed my first two hour session making a pendant, a Christmas decoration and a sun catcher and was delighted with the result. I was more confident with a second session and had more of a plan of what I wanted to do. Sarah was so helpful and accommodating without "taking over". I made a larger sun catcher which sits beautifully in a small round window and some more Christmas decorations which are so simple to do and very effective. I would heartily recommend this course to anyone - it is great fun!
My sister, her daughter and granddaughter were visiting Worcester for the week so we teamed up with my daughter too and booked the pottery & glass workshop day. This is the first time we had all done anything like this and our ages varied from 56 down to 11. We couldn't have booked a more suitable and fabulous day for us all!! We all thoroughly enjoyed both the glass making and the pottery. We particularly enjoyed the lunch too! Wow! Delicious! One of our party is gluten free and Sarah and Chris were happy to accommodate this.
I can seriously recommend this day for anyone who wants to try something new. I'm collecting our creations this week and very excited to see how they all turned out.
Thank you Chris and Sarah for your patience and talents. Well worth the money.
My friend and I has a really enjoyable morning with Sarah learning all about glass fusion. Would totally recommend this course and Sarah allows you great freedom to design all your own pieces with a variety of materials and previous pictures to choose from.
So looking forward to going again and making some more lovely pieces.
I bought this for my wife’s birthday and she was so thrilled with it. We both went and had 2 hrs of really interesting introduction to glass fusion techniques and came away with a number of beautiful coasters/stirrers/wall plaques.
Enjoyed it so much that I may even buy my own kiln!
I did a half-day session with a friend and wished it could go on for a week! It was quite a meditative experience for me, wonderful to be able to focus on the task, yet with Sarah’s lovely supportive company and expertise on hand. Highly recommended.
There were five of us on the one day pottery and glass course. We split into two groups: my sister-in-law and I spent the morning with Sarah, who introduced us to the art of glass fusing, whilst the others tried their hand at the potter’s wheel with Chris.
We broke the day with Sarah’s delicious homemade lunch then swapped workshops in the afternoon.
Despite the fact we were all novices, we were thrilled with our creations and came away with an array of goodies from decorated pots to Christmas tree decorations, and lots more besides. The sessions were well-organised, informative and good fun. Chris and Sarah’s expertise and enthusiasm for their work was clear. I highly recommend both workshops to anyone who would like to try a new skill, develop existing skills further or simply recharge their batteries by doing something mindful and completely different. I can’t wait to come back ...
My third visit and my daughter’s second. Thoroughly enjoyed our time and can’t wait to collect our finished pieces. Lovely relaxing afternoon. Thank you Sarah x
My friend and I had a lovely time learning a new craft in a relaxed atmosphere and with very informative expert. Would not hesitate to recommend this course in future.
My children bought me this course for my 60th birthday. Wasn't sure what to expect so turned up with no expectations. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Sarah took time to find out what I wanted to achieve, explain the processes I would need and demonstrate them. We had a joint interest in the Worcester Warriors and so I chose to make a coaster, cuff links etc around this theme. Sarah's relaxed approach was just what was needed. Her use of the microwave showed that it would be possible to make many items without a heavy investment in a kiln thus making it possible for people to try the hobby without a big outlay.
I thoroughly recommend the course for anyone looking for a new hobby.
My friend and I joined one of Sarah's workshops this morning and we absolutely loved it. We had both done a couple of fusing classes previously and wanted to do more. Sarah's class was no disappointment. We did so much in the time and people who had done nothing produced beautiful pieces. I can't wait to see my fired work. She is someone who loves what she does and it shows. I will be going back as I want to try more jewellery work. I will also be going to her husband, Chris who is a potter. Friendly, welcoming and inspiring. Thank you!
Really enjoyed the course - amazing how much you can learn in a short period! the finished pieces looked great and Sarah was really supportive and helpful - also great lunch :-)
Wow - I went yesterday, it was such fun. We made so much, now I didn't think I was artistic, but the freedom and possibilities were endless. There is definitely something for everyone. If your thinking about it - do it - you wont be disappointed.
Thank you so much Sarah, for a wonderful afternoon in your gorgeous (and warm!) studio. I am not creative at all, and I was so surprised at how easy, with Sarah's help, it was to make a couple of decorations and a piece of jewellery. I had so much fun and really enjoyed myself. Sarah is an excellent teacher, and has a wide range of materials to use. I will definitely be booking in again soon for another session!
Glass Fusing - Fun, Creative and Excellent Value
A warm welcome was given to Heather and myself as we slightly nervously entered Sarah 's Studio .
The organisation and availability of materials were impressive. We were taught well and give freedom to make a piece of jewellery . I thoroughly enjoyed making my Snowman Decoration and will think fondly of the course when I use my pretty cocktail stirrer in my gin!
I valued being in a relaxing and creative environment. I learnt about the crafting skills needed and I valued the way we were led through the two hours
Thank you and good luck for Sarah's next exhibition .
I unreservedly recommend Sarah's class.
I had an fantastic time on this course; Sarah showed me several techniques and finished products as inspiration then let me get creating using the wide variety of materials she had. I managed to finish a few pieces, which Sarah helped me to perfect, and I can't wait to see how they look after being fired in the kiln! I would highly recommend this course to anyone - either complete beginner or early learner. You will love it!
I booked a 2 hour Taster Lesson on a one to one basis with Sarah on the spur of the moment. Sarah was so welcoming and put me at ease immediately. I was apprehensive about glass cutting, but I need not have worried, I actually only cut glass twice during the lesson and that was only to see if I could! There are so many different forms of glass not to mention colours to use I was spoilt for choice!
Sarah explained the process extremely well and I made my first pendant which went in the microwave kiln! Brilliant as you get to see the results before leaving the two hour lesson, although it does need to continue cooling and Sarah attaches a bale to complete the pendant for your collection or packaging and posting to you.
I became quite creative! I had plenty of time to make two suncatchers and two pendants in my taster. I would recommend the lesson to anyone who is either not sure if they will enjoy it or perhaps is unsure of being able to do it. Sarah is very knowledgeable and a very good communicator which results in a very enjoyable and creative atmosphere.
I cannot wait to collect my pieces and have another go! Watch out...it is addictive! I'm thinking of getting a kiln now!
Sarah's course was like the alchemy of her glasswork; simple, brilliant and fun! Her attention to detail, kindness and generosity with her time and knowledge made the course such a wonderful experience. With Sarah's guidance it seems I'm quite creative. Who knew!! Cannot wait to see how everything else turns out and look forward to the next course in August! Thank you very much. Nicki x
Really enjoyed my starter lesson, which was a gift from the husband. Sarah was very friendly and welcoming, and the studio was lovely to work in. Lots of different materials to use, and Sarah described everything really well. I'd more than happily go back again and have another go, to try out different ideas. Looking forward to seeing my finished pieces!
A fairly heavy layer of overnight snow tried to dampen (and chill) our spirits, but we were greeted with a steaming hot cup of tea/coffee and a warm workshop, so we were not deterred.
Sarah was great at making us feel welcome and we were soon busy learning how to cut glass. Before we knew it we had made a simple pendant, and were even able to see it being fired in a mini-microwave kiln. It was good to be encouraged to take before and after photos (so do have your camera ready) as it is lovely to see the transformation from fairly rough cut glass to a smooth, finished piece.
We then set about making a sun-catcher. There were plenty of different resources to use, not just glass, so we had a good range of colours and items to be able to blend into our pieces. The atmosphere was relaxed and encouraging. Sarah was good at guiding whilst encouraging us to do what we wanted - not what she thought we should do. This must be a fine balance and I think she did this well. The two hours flew by.
Within a couple of days we were able to pick up our pieces at a time convenient to us.
I would thoroughly recommend this course to those who are novices to those who have dabbled a little too. Thank you Sarah
The 'Glass Fusing' Course was a surprise birthday gift and what a wonderful surprise it was too! The two hours seemed to go quickly. I have never experienced glass fusing yet I found the course both interesting and enjoyable, different to other experiences I have had such as sewing and painting. The instructor was very knowledgeable, amenable and helpful, her explanations were clear.
A very creative course: I had a great feeling of achievement by making a coaster, a pendant and for extra fun - a cocktail twirler!!
Lovely items on display to inspire and give you ideas to further boost your creativity.
I would recommend this course.
Sarah is a great teacher, allowing free reign of her amazing workshop to use a wide range of materials to make a number of glass items.
The two hours went really quickly and I came away with creations that I can put on show.
Brilliant value and highly recommended
I was bought this taster session by my brother and sister in law for Christmas . What a great idea. Never done anything like this before . I went with my bestie and we had Sarah's undivided attention as she taught us how to make our own jewellery and glass items. She explained about all the different types of glass and how to use them. Thoroughly enjoyed it , its quite tricky at first but very creative. The pieces came out really well . I made a pendant, a bracelet and a beach scene to hang in the window. Hayley made a ring, a pendant and glass to hang up in the window. Great fun and would definitely recommend her class. A fun way to try something different.
I went along with a friend to the taster lesson. This was my first experience of glass fusing and has been a fun start.
Sarah began the session with an introduction to the basic glass cutting tools and techniques. Then she demonstrated layering to make a simple piece of jewelry. Whey my pendant was being fired in the microwave kiln, she explained different fusing materials and their unique effects.
I'm pleased with what I could achieve in 2 hour. Meanwhile I'm fascinated by the broad subject of glass fusing. I've managed to use 2 fusing materials for my sun catcher; I'd love to see my friend's which used materials different from mine. Since the course, I try to learn about from a couple of websites and I'm considering of taking more sessions to try out different fusing materials.