Half day glass fusing for beginners/intermediate

Creative Glass Fusion Workshop



In this half day (3 hour) course you will learn the basics of glass fusing. You can expect to make two coasters size pieces 10cm x 10cm..or 4 small decorations...alternatively you may have one single idea you may like to try and make (size limit is approx 15x15 or 17cm x 12cm for wall hangings/decorations etc ..the choice is up to you!

Based in a lovely rural setting just outside Reading, I run small workshops with a maximum of 4 people which means you will receive lots of individual tuition. No previous experience is necessary for you to be able to achieve great results!

I graduated from Brunel university with a first class honours degree and am a practicing glass artist selling and exhibiting my work, I've also worked in the art department of a busy secondary school so I've plenty of experience in both the Arts and educational field. Classes are adapted to suit individuals and there is plenty of scope for individuality ...so you can arrive with your own ideas or alternatively I have projects already set up for those who would prefer to work that way.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials and firing is included. Work can be collected within 2 weeks or delivered for a small surcharge.

You will need to wear sturdy, closed toe shoes.

Tea, coffee, biscuits are provided throughout the day.


Nicky at creative glass fusion



Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


3 hours (flexible times to suit)

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In-person course
Lee - - #33289

We had a great 1/2 day course with Nicky. She was very friendly and welcoming. She provided good tuition and gave us an indication of what was achievable in the time. The workshop was well stocked and has plenty of differnt coloured glass. Examples were displayed and what sort of effects different techniques would have. We went with some ideas in our heads which Nicky then helped us to achieve. The results from our first attempt were very rewarding. We would definitely go back and try more now that we know what is achievable. I would definitely recommend this course.

In-person course
Sue - - #33106

Nicky was very friendly and helped us turn our visions into lovely pieces of glass work. We made 2 pieces each in a morning session. She also completed a lovely commission piece to our requirements. Her well equipped studio had everything we needed and Nicky let us do what we wanted while always giving helpful tips. There were just 2 of us and we felt very safe with distancing rules and covid restrictions. We used a gift voucher that we had for Christmas. I will certainly be asking for another and going back.

In-person course
Rowena Bourne - - #31779

A really enjoyable morning, and our creations were fantastic and so different. One of the highlights of the year as we attended just before the first lockdown.

In-person course
Michael - - #31777

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this half day course!

Nicky was engaging and walked us through the basics to the point we could try our hand at creating our pieces. Ever professional, at the end of our time when all I needed were some small pieces to give colour to my creation, Nicky helped provide just what I needed with the minimum of time and fuss.

I would highly recommend these courses and may well, once covid has blown over, return for a further course...

In-person course
Geraldine Geddes - - #31776

I have done 2 of Nicky's half day courses and can wholeheartedly recommend the experience. Very enjoyable and how marvellous to come out with a lovely piece of decorated glass :)

In-person course
Lindsey - - #31773

A brilliant half day course Nicky is a fantastic creative and patient teacher. I made 3 lovely glass Christmas decorations. I would highly recommend this course.

In-person course
Sandra Parkes - - #18177

I went with my daughter for a half day and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was friendly and relaxed with plenty of suggestions of things to try. Nicky certainly knows her stuff and is very patient and approachable with any questions. Really recommend the course and we will certainly go again.

In-person course
Alan & Helen Clapson - - #18113

What a fantastic way to spend a morning or afternoon!
Nicky is excellent, patiently teaching us all the techniques required and giving useful suggestions on the artistic front.
We've been to see Nicky twice now, firstly creating scenes based on holiday photos and then again to produce a variety of Christmas decorations. We, along with family & friends, were delighted with the results.
You can go along with an idea of what you want to create but Nicky also has a really good suggestions box and will help you develop any idea into something that can be created in glass.
We would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone!

In-person course
Nirosha Sithirapathy - - #14825

A fantastic half day with Nicky!

Came with three friends as a birthday celebration. Nicky taught us all about the different glasses, how to achieve different styles, taught us different glass cutting techniques and helped turn an ambitious vision of mine into a reality. Fantastic day with refreshments and a teacher who really knows her stuff. Highly recommended and would definitely come back again!

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