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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 (approx 10.30-4pm to suit) 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 or you are welcome to concentrate on a smaller number of more detailed, larger pieces.
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 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.
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 that would suit. I am very flexible on dates. I also run shorter classes from 1.5 hours long I am flexible and open to bespoke timing to suit. I also combine courses with my husband who is a potter and I run enamelled jewellery classes too (click 'More from this Maker').
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
I offer you tea or coffee throughout the day and a buffet ploughman's style lunch including home-grown produce when 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.
5½ hours (flexible times to suit)
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