Covid19 Update: On 4th July I resumed classes while taking as many safety precautions as possible.
I run different lengths of 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. In this whole day course we will explore various techniques and inclusions and, depending on the complexity of your main pieces, you can usually make around 6-7 items of your choice including jewellery, coasters, hanging panels, tree decorations etc.
The class 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!
Glass fusing is where layers of coloured glass are cut (or we use pre-made accessories), 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 (Age 10+ (U16 accompanied by paying adult))
• A whole day course costs £150 per person and will include the glass materials and metal inclusions, jewellery fixings and the firing of your pieces 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 learners for inspiration when you arrive. If you have a particular project you want to try out (e.g. sun-catcher, panels or coasters) 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 on dates. I also run shorter classes from 2 hours long I am flexible and open to bespoke timing to suit. I also combine courses with my husband who is a potter (please see my other courses on here or on my website).
*If you need to cancel a whole day glass class booking I can give you full refund for cancellation up to 21 days before the event but if a cancellation is less than 21 days notice before the event, then I can only refund part of the payment unless a replacement can be found. No refunds for cancellation within 48 hours of the start of the class.
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 tea or coffee throughout the day and a buffet ploughman's style lunch with home-grown produce if available.
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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