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Glass fusing classes

Duration: 2 hours

Price: £45

Run by: Sarah Greening
at Sarah Greening Glass


16 Elmdale Road

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About the Course

I am running classes in glass fusing for up to 3/4 people at a time for beginners and those who have done it a few times before. Bring a friend - it is great fun to have fellow learners to bounce ideas off. The one-off taster lesson is suitable for people who want to learn the basic techniques of a new craft which might lead to a new hobby. 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.

My husband, Chris Greening, is a potter and also offers courses.

Here is the detail:
•​ 1-1 or 1-2 or 1-3 tuition can be arranged at a time to suit you throughout the year. (Age 10+)
• A 2 hour taster lesson costs £45 for an individual (or £80 for 2 people together or £115 for 3 people together) and will include the glass materials and metal inclusions, jewellery fixings and the firing of 1 small piece of jewellery and either a sun-catcher or coaster which will be ready to collect in 1-2 weeks. (Postage can be arranged at cost if preferred.)
• Glass fusing is a very broad subject and it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start, but if you just want to “have a go” then you can learn the basic techniques and make either a simple sun-catcher or a coaster and a small piece of jewellery in 1 session.
• The studio is equipped with a large range of coloured glass in different sizes and formats, various metal inclusions, kiln fibre, appropriate tools and safety equipment, a microwave kiln and an electric kiln.
• All you have to bring is an idea of what you might like to have a go at making - Pinterest is really useful for ideas. 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.

For example:

· We can investigate how layering, texture and colour combinations can achieve different effects.
· Exploring the use of metal (and other materials) for inclusions, including the use of kiln fibre.
· Creating individual pieces as gifts for friends and family.
· You might have tried it before and want to try some new techniques.

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 fairly flexible for evenings or daytime slots. I also have some small group class dates set where you can join others.

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.

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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.

Yours sincerely,
Mo Wood

- - #18165

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!

- - #17616

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- - #16278

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

- - #15752

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!

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- - #13983

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.

- - #13689

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

- - #13675

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.

- - #13000

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.

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