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Glass Fusing for Beginners - 6 week course

Duration: 6 weeks 2.5 hrs each session 10am - 12.30pm.

Price: £245

Run by: Debra Tracey
at Isle Be Creative


Grenaby Road
Isle Of Man
Isle of Man

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About the Course

This 6 week course is aimed at giving the beginner an introduction to the basics of kiln formed glass fusing but more importantly, offering creative therapeutic time with like minded people.

By the end of the course you will have created a range of glass items, whilst learning about CoE compatibility, art glass, frits, stringers, dichroic and more.

During the course you will have use of specialist equipment.

About materials and equipment, how to prepare and use recycled glass, how to cut safely and assemble glass ready for fusing, incorporating wire for hanging.

You will make: Recycled tree decoration

Let’s get arty! About art glass, compatibility of glass, frit, stringers and dichroic, design up and design down methods, on a full fuse firing

You will make: A set of jewellery such as: pendant, earrings, cufflinks

Have you scene it? How to simplify a photograph to use as part of your design, using design up techniques of a tack fuse firing for texture

Your will make: A pair of coasters depicting your favourite Manx scene.

Bend it like… How to use glass confetti, bend stringers and incorporate into a design. Design down on a full fuse then slumped.

You will make: Create a soap dish with an abstract design.

More powder to you! How to create painted papers and liquid stringers, frit wafers to incorporate into glass plus using shaped punches to create inclusions. Create a long, hanging strip, incorporating any of the techniques learned so far.
Glass it, folks! How to use fine powder frits, enamels and a screen to create different effects and cold working techniques.

Choose your own project using your favourite techniques and complete any unfinished items that require cold working.

Items created during a session will be available the following week for collection.

Group bookings are available on the date of your own choosing.

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.

What's included in the price?

You will be given the choice to either collect your glass a few days later or they can be posted out to you for a nominal fee.

A brew and a biscuit is a necessity to keep your strength up during your chill out session.

Materials are included though some specialist glass is available as optional extras.

Course fees include your glass items being kiln fired by your tutor.

Light refreshments are provided.

"Bring a bottle! (You’re not actually required to but if you have a special one to use, then please feel free)"

Want to review this course?

A great session. I enjoyed it so much that I booked in for two, back to back. Students were given a range of projects to choose from which focused on developing glass fusing skills but had the option to 'freestyle' and make something different. Debbie was an excellent teacher and knows just how to make a workshop fun, engaging and creative! I will definitely go back again.

- - #3788

My mum and I booked onto this session as a Christmas fun day out and had an absolute blast. Debbie covered all of the important skills but leaves enough flexibility for everyone to pursue their own projects if they wish. There was a brilliant range of tools and glass supplies, so plenty to experiment with! Most importantly, Debbie was lovely, completely encouraging, supportive and inspiring. We are already planning when to go back for another session!

- - #3787

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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