Hearts of Flowers in fused glass with Michelle of 'Lakeshore Arts' - a 'Quirky Workshop' nr Ullswater & the Lake District



Join Michelle for this amazing new course and create your own beautiful fused glass Flower Heart - suitable for all abilities. Michelle will arrive with her ready prepared heart shapes and will talk you through the various design aspects and techniques of creating the lovely flowers and leaves for your piece to assemble together to create your own beautiful floral heart. You will learn about different types of glass used in fusing work and also about the all important COE (Coefficient of expansion) – vital to understand in glass fusing as it makes sure the right types of glass are used and fuse together. Your finished heart designs will then be taken away and fired and returned to Greystoke. If there is time you maybe be able to make a second heart for additional materials (cost tbc). The flower hearts can be collected from here a few weeks later, once they have been fired and fused. Alternatively Michelle can post these directly to your home for approx £5.50 We first saw Michelle's beautiful fused glass pieces at a local farm show and just loved them. We are absolutely delighted she has agreed to take some workshops here at Greystoke. You will learn how to cut and trim the flowers and leaves and get an idea of what can be done with glass in a kiln in terms of fusing, stacking, tack fusing and slumping. You will also learn about various inclusions and their different applications, using frits, stringers, glassline pens and sheet glass along with other fragments. Material Charges from approx £20

What's included in the price?

Fresh coffee and home made biscuits


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Situated in a tranquil location on the fringes of the Lake District in north west England, we have been hosting a Quirky range of workshops since 2005. We are now proud to offer over 140 Arts, Craft and Heritage Skills Workshops each year, led by an incredible and talented range of local and national tutors, all experts in their field. We have two teaching studios, the 'Squirrel Barn' and the newly renovated, spacious and airy 'Swallow Barn', the latter of which, at 60m2 was very popular in the months post Covid, allowing 2m distancing, hand washing and two staircases. We have several garden teaching spaces too. Lunch (included) can be taken outside on the Tea Lawn in warmer months and teas/coffee with Aga home-baking is served at your desk. Our days are considered real treats.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Romantic
  • Intermediate level
  • Easter
  • Accommodation offered
  • Mother's Day
  • Public transport
  • UK Holiday
  • Parking provided
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Greystoke Craft Garden, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0UT

Booking options

'Hearts of Flowers' PM
14:00 - 17:00
£52.00 See dates
Hearts of Flowers AM
09:45 - 12:45
£52.00 See dates