What will I learn?
• Cutting glass
• Designing a simple fused glass piece
• Assembling a fused glass piece for firing
• A variety of glass fusing techniques depending on your design
What can I make?
We are not prescriptive in what you can make. So long as it fits in our kiln, and can be made in the time allowed you are good to go!
In a 1 day workshop we have a little more time to be a touch more ambitious with our designs. You may wish to create a microwave kiln jewellery set in the morning and a tea-light or light catcher in the afternoon. However, if you have a specific idea in mind let us know and we will advise if we can make it in the time allowed. The sessions are very flexible and we will try and cater for what you want to make, or offer suggestions if you feel there just too much choice!
For example you can choose from 2 of the following items to make on your workshop:
• 2 x 10cm square coasters
• 2 x small light catchers (approx. 10cm x 5cm)
• 1 curved tea-light catcher
• 1 Waved tea-light catcher
• 1 Small dish / bowl (approx. 15cm x 15cm)
• Christmas decorations
• Jewellery set
All the items that you make will be yours to keep. Once the item/s has been fired we will notify you it is ready. We can arrange postage of the item/s, or if it's more convenient, you can come and collect it. Most items are ready within 2 weeks, however this can often be sooner.
We have some dates for these courses planned in, however we can run them as and when required. We can do midweek, weekends, so we are very flexible on availability. Many of our customers book a 'crafty day-off work' with the added benefit of feeling they are enjoying it more because they are not at work or eating into their weekend time.
Jill and John are your tutors. They both hold industry recognised professional training qualifications. This means not only do they know their subject, but more importantly how to share it with others in a form that is easy to pick up and in a fun and enjoyable way.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
• Use of all tools and equipment in the glass studio
• All the materials required to complete your piece
• Up to 2 firings in the glass kiln (typically we will tack fuse or fully fuse your piece on one firing, then fire again if you wish to ‘slump’ the piece into a shape on a former)
• Hot and cold beverages, biscuits and often cake will be available throughout the day. Plus a light lunch
(we are a 5 star food hygiene rated catering venue too!)
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
I went on the 1 day glass fusion course.
Jill and John are great hosts, Jill is very patient and explained the process very well and helped you achieve what I wanted out of the day.
I recommend the course
Response from Fired Glass:Thank you Tara, so pleased you enjoyed your day with us and that you achieved what you wanted from your time with us. That makes us so happy.
I had an absolutely brilliant day with Jill - what a talented lady and such a great teacher. I didn't know there was so much to learn about glass fusing - thanks to Jill I have come away inspired and informed - ready to have a go at home. Lunch was delicious and refreshments abundant. I will definitely go back for another day to consolidate.
My only negative comment 'the day went by far to quickly' - I would highly recommend Jill's glass fusing - a fantastic gift for family and friends - But, make sure you go yourself.
Thank you Jill and John for a wonderful day - can't wait to get my pieces.
Response from Fired Glass:Thank you Victoria we are so pleased you enjoyed your day with us and found it so useful and informative.
First class workshop for a totally chilled craft experience. A fabulous welcome from Jill and John, great facilities and amazing refreshments. A lovely way of spending a day switching off from the stresses of today’s busy world and more tools and materials that you could ever need with excellent tuition. Highly recommended day😊
Response from Fired Glass:Thank you Diane, so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. As you say, a splendid way to spend a day relaxing and being creative.
100% recommend this class. It's fantastic, relaxing, fun, creative, I could go on and on. Jill and John are very friendly. Their studio is a little piece of heaven, full of glass "candy" to create your own masterpiece.
Jill is an amazing teacher, with a passion for her crafts. Thoroughly enjoyed and hope to come back again.
Response from Fired Glass:Thank you Carolyn for your positive review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the session and we made you feel welcome and relaxed. We would love to see you again in the future. Regards John and Jill
I've been wanting to do a fused glass course for years but somehow never got around to it. Sandra, Jill and I went on a day's course, all of us pretty unsure of what we could achieve during the day. We need not have worried as we were immediately put at ease by Jill and John plus tea, cake and yummy chocolates. Jill gave us advice and tips on our intended designs and we soon entered 'the zone'. Making the first piece of artwork was so relaxing, and we had access to all the lovely glass frits, powders, stringers and wires. I was in heaven, like a kid in a sweetie shop. After a very tasty lunch we enjoyed the afternoon making our second pieces. I would thoroughly recommend this course, Jill and John are friendly and make you feel relaxed from the moment you arrive. Jill is great at teaching, I learnt a lot about glass work and I'm keen to learn more, so will be signing up for another day's course soon. Brill day!
Response from Fired Glass:Thank you for your review Mabs and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your session and we helped to put you at ease, that's great to hear. You all created some super pieces when you were with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards John and Jill.
The two of us went for a day session, very unsure of what to expect. Jill was quick to destroy all nervousness with her warming friendly personality. She gave alot of useful information, tips and tricks whilst we were busy creating our pieces. After a lovely lunch (perfectly catered to our dietary needs!) we were amazed and thrilled to of completed several pieces. Within a few days of eagerly waiting to see the finished product, Jill had done an amazing job adding finishing touches such as shaping jewellery, finishing edges. We had an amazing day, thoroughly recommend having a go!
Response from Fired Glass:Thank you Jonathan for your review of your day with us. We are so pleased that you and Alison enjoyed your day and it met, if not exceeded, your expectations. You made some beautiful pieces between you, plus you have the honour of making the studio's first dinosaur inspired piece!
What an amazing day! I really enjoyed learning about glass fusion. I created a picture of my dogs, a pendant, cuff links, a bowl and a light catcher. Jill was very patient and kind and made us a lovely lunch. I would thoroughly recommend a day course and will definitely be doing it again.
Response from Fired Glass:Hi Hayley, thank you for your review of your day. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your day and you created a wonderful array of items during your day. I'm sure you will treasure them all and the memories from the day for a long time to come. We would be delighted to see you again in the future.
Loved the whole day. Perfect workspace. Loved the open choice and able to make anything we wanted.
My mum and I cannot wait to go back and collect our pieces to see the final result.
Response from Fired Glass:Thank you Alex for your review. We're pleased that our workshop format and approach met your needs and you both enjoyed the day. Your items will soon be available for you to collect.
Great workshop, I had a fantastic time! Jill is very nice and patient. I can recommend it to everyone.
Response from Fired Glass:Hi Justyna
I had a fantastic time during one of the courses. Jill helped me a lot to create what I wanted. I hope the result will be as nice as the time I spent there.
Response from Fired Glass:Hi Violetta
Jill and John are very lovely and helpful. I am not creative at all and was a bit stressed however they both make you feel calm and relaxed. I highly recommend. Also, thank you for the cake and a cup of tea xxx
Response from Fired Glass:Hi Marlena
Thank you for a lovely day. I really enjoyed the workshop I have done and looking forward for the results
Response from Fired Glass:Hi Ewa
Brilliant day. I have recently attented one of the courses with my friend and family. We all had a fantastic time. Both, Jill and John are very friendly and made us feel very comfortable. Thank you
Response from Fired Glass:Hi Marta
It turns out I am resistant to learning, but Jill was marvellous. She is a patient teacher (I really tested this aspect of her) and a very kind person (I tested this too). It really is a peaceful studio. I ended up with more than I bargained for so although I originally thought that the workshop was on the expensive side (glass workshops are if you look around), in fact I was wrong. It was very,very good value. Glass is such a lovely medium. Lunch was included and the food was absolutely delicious - and they sent me the recipes. More than I bargained for again. I would definitely go again.
Response from Fired Glass:Hi Jayne, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your day and you felt it was good value for your money. We find it difficult to put down in our course description what you will be getting, you have voiced this very eloquently so thank you for that. We hope to see you again in the future. Regards John and Jill.
Attended one of Jill’s courses a while ago. I was worried as I am not very artistic, but Jill guided me through clearly and patiently what I needed to do. Made to feel very welcome. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and looking forward to another in the near future.
Response from Fired Glass:Thank you Shaaron, so pleased you enjoyed the day. We hope to see you again soon.
Attended a fantastic workshop in March, where I learned new skills for making beautiful dichroic glass jewellery. Jill is a fantastic tutor; her workshop is a tardis of tools and materials and she spared none to help me design and create a beautiful pendant that I am constantly asked when I wear it: "where did you get that from?".
I was made instantly at home in Jill's beautiful studio; it's a lovely space to work in and you'll see plenty of examples of this talented lady's artwork.
The thing I liked most about the workshop was Jill's ability to facilitate and help me materialise the ideas I had in my head, using her detailed knowledge. I came away with not only a beautiful piece of art that I can wear and am proud of but also the feeling that a lot of knowledge was imparted and I felt I had really learned something by doing. And I must add, it's incredibly therapeutic to do an activity like this for a few hours.
I'm definitely booking in for another workshop (when they become available, as Jill is very popular!) Thanks, Jill and hope you'll be running more workshops soon!
Response from Fired Glass:Hi Sabrina, thank you so much for your positive review and I'm pleased you are wearing your handmade jewellery with pride. We look forward to seeing you again in the future for more creativity. Kind regards
I had brilliant day with Jill Tisbury on her FiredGlass 1 day workshop.
Jill and John make you feel very relaxed and comfortable from the moment you arrive. Her studio is amazing and gives you an instant feeling of calm. Jill's knowledge and understanding of glass is incredible and her art skills are out of this world. Jill helps to inspire you and give you the confidence to create your own pieces of magic. I can't wait to see my work once it all fired. I've already cleared spaces in my sitting room to display it. Drinks were available all day with a lovely lunch and stunning dessert.
I highly recommend her course.
Response from Fired Glass:Hi Ros