About the Course
Our half day glass fusing workshop is a three hour course held in our spacious studio, in North Cornwall, 5 miles from Bude.
This course is intended to give you a little taste of the world of glass fusing. Running from 9.00am-12.30pm or 2.30pm-5.30pm enjoy homemade cake and refreshments in the morning or a fabulous home made Cornish Cream Tea in the afternoon as part of this half day course.
Select from the range of beautiful rainbow coloured fusing glass, frits (ranges of different grades of fine, medium and coarse ground glass), stringers (very thins 'strings' of coloured glass), glass enamels as well as kiln carving and copper inclusion techniques to make a fused glass light catcher and a coaster/hanging.
You will be taught how to cut glass and be given help with designing and planning your final pieces with plenty of ideas and resources to choose from.
This course is an ideal way to celebrate a special birthday with friends and family, a holiday treat or as a Hen party activity.
We welcome the naturally creative and those who might need a bit more inspiration - we have designs and ideas aplenty! You just need to bring your enthusiasm, closed in shoes and be prepared for a glassy adventure!
Please check out our website for dates and times or alternatively if you have a special date in mind, please email us and we will do our best to accommodate you.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All safety equipment, materials, tuition, firing of your glassy creations and a large dollop of fun and creativity are all in included in the price of £75 per person as well as homemade cake and refreshments on the morning workshop or a delicious homemade Cornish Cream Tea in the afternoon.
Your items can be collected in person a few days later or posted off to you with a small extra charge to cover p&p if you are unable to collect.
Myself and my 12 year old son had an amazing afternoon with Amanda while on our holiday in Cornwall.
My son is just starting to show an interest in 'art' but can lack confidence with new skills. Amanda was absolutely amazing with him. She was simple, clear and supportive with her explanations of how to work with glass (and did not mind going over things again!) He had a wonderful time and is also thrilled with the outcome of his efforts.
Thank you so much for your time, expertise and care!
Angela & Jacob - - #23660
We had an excellent, fun and creative afternoon, and learnt so much from Amanda, who is very generous with her knowledge and encouragement. Amanda's enthusiasm is infectious and we were delighted with how much we achieved in such a short space of time. The studio is light, airy and comfortable and the cream tea delicious. Great afternoon. Wished we lived closer so we could visit again. Thank you.
Trish Brand - - #22493
My son and I had a brilliant time with Amanda in her well equipped studio. Amanda is very welcoming and encouraging. My son in particular, went from being very cautious and lacking in confidence, to skilfully cutting glass and designing his projects in a really short time - lovely to see!
Lucinda - - #22006
What a fantastic half-day my Sister and I had at Amanda's studio!
We started with an introduction to the different types of glass and how they can be used to create different effects, followed by a demonstration of glass cutting techniques and plenty of time to practice. We then paused for a lovely cream tea, which gave us a chance to chat about what we were planning to make and how, before it was back to the studio to get stuck in!
We both made a coaster-sized piece and a larger, hanging piece, which Amanda fused for us after the workshop and then sent on. All pieces have arrived beautifully wrapped and in tact and we are so pleased with them - can't recommend this course enough!
Eileen - - #16462
Amanda has a lovely bright well organised studio . There is a vast range of different glass products one can use . A bit like being in a sweet shop !
In the half day I had , I made an Autumn based glass tile , using various coloured glass Frits and glass spaghetti . Also I made an book mark size hanging glass scene based on the Cornish countryside . This required glass cutting and a bit of grinding .
We had an enormous cream tea , hot scones etc !
It being the last day of my holiday , Amanda posted my work to me , beautifully wrapped and came in one piece !
Sorby Sheila - - #9789
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