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Intro to glass fusing : a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater

Fused Glass workshop with Karen Redmayne - a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke near Penrith and Ullswater

About the Course

Covid19 update: offering over 100+ courses in Cumbria & the Lakes, we hope to resume all 'in person' courses in late July 2020. During lock down, we've upgraded a listed barn into a beautiful spacious workshop studio, enabling courses to take place with 2m distancing, hand washing and two staircases. It's possible usual catered lunches may not be included for summer courses, depending on circumstances at the time.

About the workshop:
We are delighted that International glass artist Karen Redmayne will be returning to take our fused glass workshops in 2019

For availability on this course please see our website above, thank you.

Karen's July course will be focusing on fused glass incorporating Lakeland Flora and her November course will focus more on Christmas decorations.

You will learn about different types of glass used in fusing work, dichroic and iridescent 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 together.

You will learn how to cut, and 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, stamps and foils and other fragments.
You will be able to make jewellery, coasters, plaques – as in the pictures. Obviously if you wish to make Christmas decorations in spring or summer then that’s fine too!

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Additional charges are £25 per student and this includes the glass you use and the firing fee - the pieces are returned back to Greystoke. Otherwise you can collect from Karen's in Lancashire or ask her to post at cost.

Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside on the Tea Lawn as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).
Our days are considered real treats - many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.
We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.


Annie Swarbrick at Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns
Greystoke Craft Garden
CA11 0UT
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  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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1 day (9:30am to 4:00pm)

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In-person course
- - #14028

A lot of techniques covered during the day. Plenty of variety to choose from.

In-person course
- - #14027

Great variety of techniques and options. Very clear instruction. Good pace.

In-person course
- - #14026

As usual, if it doesn't work it is me not the instructor! Well described and easy to follow. Easy projects to complete in a day so very satisfying (except firing of course). Looking forward to results.

In-person course
- - #14025

Really enjoyed my first introduction to glass fusion. Karen was an excellent tutor, really helpful with ideas, techniques and demonstrations. And to top it all Annie's wonderful food!

In-person course
- - #14024

Excellent tuition and assistance throughout the day and I came away having made several pieces of fused glass. A great day.

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