Glass Fusing for Beginners - Flowers or Meadows Curved Art Half-day Class



Slumped Glass Fusing - creating beautiful curved glass forms with texture, for beginners and those with some glass fusing experience. "Money well spent, shall return for more!." - Cedric On this workshop you'll learn how to create beautiful, textured fused glass art, combining glass chunks, glass frit, crushed glass, enamel pens and stringers. No glass cutting is required on this half-day session. We'll teach you how to make a flower or meadow themed S-Curve approximately 24cm wide, like the ones shown. This is a great introduction to basic fusing - and you'll make a piece you're sure to love displaying at home! Slumping involves adding form to fused glass after its initial firing. You'll create the flat form for your project first, and after the first tack firing these will be 'slump-fired' in to the mould. Once cooled your piece will be ready for collection! You can design the decoration of your own S-Curve, or take inspiration from the examples in the gallery. The starting point for your project on this class is a base layer of COE 90 clear fusible glass. We'll teach you how to use the frits, noodles, enamel pens and crushed coloured glass to create the flowers shapes or meadow scene.. This workshop is perfect for beginners! What attendees have said about our classes: "So much fun! ....learnt so much." "Absolutely fantastic day. Thoroughly enjoyed all day. Thank you." "Well constructed, good pace and very satisfying. Really enjoyable day and much recommended." "I wouldn't consider myself at all artistic but I found this great fun"

What's included in the price?

The course cost includes: - Fusible glass sheet for the basis of your project - cut to shape in advance - Clear and coloured fusible glass frit, enamel pens and stringers to make your project - Use of all tools and apron - Refreshments during the workshop - Maximum class size 6 people for individual attention - Both kiln firings - All your work to keep, after all firings are complete - Class runs from 10.30am – 1.3pm or 2pm – 5pm (approx) at our Northants studio near Towcester


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Vitreus Art

with Craft Courses since 2012

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • UK Holiday
  • Public transport
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
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Sadly not - due to the nature of the materials our classes are for adults only.

With all one-day and longer stained glass classes we include an info pack with details of the tools you've used and suppliers plus reminders of techniques used. This isn't included in half-day classes.
We'll be delighted to help you decided what's needed.

For fusing classes we're happy to advise on tools, materials and kilns on request.

Materials are included in all beginners classes - fusing and stained glass.
Please bring reading glasses if you use them, and sturdy fully enclosed shoes (no sandals).
Aprons, googles and gloves are provided where needed.

Because you will be using lead and solder containing lead on stained glass classes.
Lead is known to pose a higher risk to babies than to adults.

We welcome participating friends or partners.
Sadly there isn't room at most classes for non-participating friends or partners.

Of course!
Fused glass will need to be collected after firing - we will contact you when ready.

This depends on which class you're planning to book.
For stained glass classes - it will be difficult to complete the class if you have severe arthritis or similar.

For fused glass classes - we suggest you choose a class which doesn't involve glass cutting - feel free to contact us to discuss.

If the class you're planning to book is described as 'for beginners' then yes!
Some of our classes are for improvers - these are described as such in the listing.

We have GF and Vegan biscuits in stock normally.
We will bring in non-dairy milk if advised in advance.

Lunches, where included, are provided by the Bell Cafe nearby which caters for intolerances, vegetarians and vegans.

Yes - plenty!

Yes, with level access via a ramp and accessible toilet.


Vitreus Art at Bell Plantation, Watling Street, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6GX

Booking options

half-day fusing - AM
10:30 - 13:30
£75.00 See dates
half-day fusing PM
14:00 - 17:00
£75.00 See dates