Glass Fusing for Beginners - Make your Own Pebble Bowl in 3 Sessions with Vitreus Art



Pebble Bowl Slumped Glass Fusing over three sessions - creating beautiful glass forms with texture, for beginners and those with some glass fusing experience. On this workshop, you'll learn how to create a beautiful, textured fused glass pebble bowl like the bowls you may have admired at the studio. This course takes place over three sessions on consecutive weeks to allow for multiple kiln firings in between. Each session takes place at the same time and the same day of the week. Over three sessions you'll learn about different kinds of fusing, gain an insight into the kiln firing processes (going far beyond basic full fuse programmes you may have used yourself) and create your own colourful pebble bowl. If you've enjoyed learning the basics of glass fusing on one of our other fusing classes, this is a fascinating next step for your new fused glass addiction! "Excellent. Course delivered in an interesting and informative manner - very inspiring!." - Gail On the first session, you'll use fusible glass, frits, bubble powders and more to create the coloured fused sheets that will become the 'pebbles'. These will be fired later that evening; we'll discuss the different firing schedules required for each stage. On the second session, you'll smash up the fused sheets you created before (!) to make rough nuggets that will then be fired again to form smooth random pebbles for your bowl. You'll then lay these out on the kiln bed to make a range of differently shaped pieces for an exciting 3d piece! You'll also prepare your shaped mould with kiln-wash primer so it'll be ready for the following week's final fusing session. On the final session, you'll create your eventual bowl design in your mould for the final tack firing. After firing your amazing bowl will be ready to collect and admire! This class will encourage you to create your own further multi-stage fused glass designs, and teach you more sophisticated fused glass construction techniques. The skills you've learned on our beginner's fusing class will come in handy here, although this workshop is suitable for beginners too! The course cost of £185 per person includes: Fusible glass sheets for the basis of your projects; Clear and coloured fusible glass frit, enamel pens and more to make your project; Use of all tools and apron; Refreshments during the sessions; Maximum class size 3 people for individual attention; All 3 kiln firings and info sheet on the processes used; All your work to keep, after all firings are complete; Eligibility for our Project Days Programme; Please note - the course date stated is the first of three sessions - it is necessary to attend all three sessions to complete your Pebble Bowl. These are usually three consecutive Tuesdays (for example).

What's included in the price?

All materials and fusible glass All kiln firings Refreshments during each session


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
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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