About the Course
Tutor: Martin McAssey.
Martin is a professionally qualified teacher with many year’s experience of teaching fused glass classes.
This is a one day fused glass workshop based in Martin's studio in the learning centre at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Sheffield. This workshop is for beginners as well as the more advanced student; and is run with a maximum of ten students ensuring that each student receives individual attention. Each student has use of a workbench with all the tools and equipment they will need while taking part in the workshop. All patterns and materials are supplied by Martin at no extra cost.
What will I make on the workshop?
You will have the opportunity to make a couple of window hangings, a set of four coasters and a small bowl. All pieces made on the day will be fired and available for pickup two weeks after the workshop, if you are unable to pick up your work it will be posted to you (please note a £10 postage and packing fee will apply).
What will I learn on the workshop?
You will learn all the basic skills needed to make a couple of window hangings, a set of four coasters and a small bowl. Such as:
• Scoring and breaking glass.
• Types of glass used.
• Materials that can be used such as frits, powders, stringers, confetti, papers & metals.
• Techniques for different effects.
• Use of mould's.
• How to put it all together.
• It is recommended that you bring reading glasses for close work.
• It is recommended that you wear sensible shoes (no open toed shoes) when attending the workshop.
• It is also recommended that you wear old clothes.
For more information about this workshop please call or email Martin via the contact details listed above.
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 materials such as glass are provided by Martin at no extra cost.
Lunch is not available in Martin's studio, it is recommended that you bring your own lunch. Please note that the learning centre cafe is closed on Friday, teas and coffees are available through the day and a selection of cakes will be served at lunchtime.
Martin's fused glass one day class for Christmas Decoration's was my first foray into fused glass and what an excellent introduction it was. Martin not only knows his stuff but knows exactly how to teach it to others which is a very important consideration when booking a class which initially looks a little on the expensive side. You certainly get value for money on this course because you come away with so many decorations. I would say I was "middle of the road" in this class making 22 in total ranging from snowmen, christmas trees, penguins, santa's and toy soldiers - some made more, others less.
Martin's teaching style was impeccable - clear, concise and very patient. The day was meticulously planned out with demonstrations each hour and templates but, it was not rigid and had plenty of scope for you to "do your own thing". I must give special thanks to him to accommodate a few difficulties I was having due to arthritis by finding different scoring implements to assist. I simply would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone. A thoroughly enjoyable day and I certain will be coming again next year.
Lesley O'Neill - - #26578
Great course, excellent teacher - what more can I say? I'll be back!
Yvonne - - #22494
Really enjoyable day. Clear concise instruction, help when needed but never intrusive. I got so much done in the time and immediately booked a second day (which was just as enjoyable). Very happy with the results and would highly recommend it to anyone of any artistic level.
Alison - - #20292
Got bought a gift voucher to go on the one day fused glass course and I loved it! All the equipment was organised and available, Martin was patient and knowledgeable and created a relaxed atmosphere to get creative right from the start. Would recommend to anyone!
Helen - - #20235
I attended Martins fused glass course with my mum, we both really enjoyed ourselves and can not wait to see the finished pieces once they have been fired.
Martin is an excellent glass worker and teacher. We have both learned new skills on this course.
I would highly recommend the course, I know I will be attending other glass courses run by Martin.
Elinor Lunn - - #19007
Exactly as advertised A fun day providing an introduction to the techniques involved in the creation of fused glass pieces. Martin is an excellent teacher and also makes a good cup of tea!! I look forward to seeing the coasters, bowl and sun catcher in due course.
Alan Caunt - - #19005
My first experience of working with such a variety of fused glass materials. A well formulated course, no pressures, excellent tuition and so interesting. After doing stained glass in Martins’s excellent courses previously, I was amazed at the results over a one day course. So many different materials. I can’t wait to see the fired results. Would thoroughly recommend this Day course, no previous experience necessary.
Pauline - - #19004
I attended an introduction to fused glass workshop run by Martin. Not having attended a workshop before I was a bit unsure of what to expect but I needn't have worried. The workshop is held in a beautiful location and the facilities in the room were fantastic. Each person has an individual work-bench with all the tools required in the glass fusing process so no having to share and wait for people to finish. Martin has a huge amount of experience in working with glass and was an excellent tutor - clear instructions and on hand to help. There was no pressure to complete a certain amount so everyone could go at their own pace. Overall I absolutely loved it and will definitely be booking another workshop.
Karen Wallace - - #18418
A really great day. Bought this for my Mum's birthday and we both thoroughly enjoyed the day. No prior knowledge or skills needed. We made a number of fused glass pieces - suncatchers, coasters and a bowl. I use the coasters everyday and I still think they look fab!
Naomi - - #18125
Really good course conducted in a friendly and encouraging environment. There are plenty of books and examples of completed projects available for inspiration. All materials and tools are provided in a designated workshop with plenty of adjacent parking. Refreshments and toilet facilities available next door throughout the day in a nice clean cafe and drinks available in the workshop.
Course started with instruction on how to cut glass shapes and layer pieces to make a sun catcher, then progresses to cutting and encapsulating foil and paper designs,, using glass powders and glass shapes to make coasters and a bowl.
Martin is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and patient teacher who encourages participants to develop their own creative ideas. By the end of the class everyone had produced several pieces with an amazing variety of styles and techniques. We all enjoyed the course and were left wanting more. Highly recommended.
Kay - - #16744
Fantastic course - such fun, thoroughly recommend it to others!!!
Martin is so knowledgeable, and the course was well resourced and structured to introduce us to many different techniques you can use in fused glass artwork - each new skill building on the previous one. It was challenging and satisfying all rolled into one
We all came away with multiple glass sun catchers, glass coasters, encapsulated fused glass and a glass bowl which was great value for money.
Thank you Martin - we are all now addicted!
Debbie/Shirley/Sam - - #15495
Attended this course with my husband hoping to get him to explore and get involved in my love of all glass crafts and especially the art of fusing glass. My objectives were met. We both thoroughly enjoyed the day, learned a lot and had fun doing so. The only downside was that the day flew. Well done Martin for presenting this opportunity and creating a brilliant course. The atmosphere was relaxed and we came away very happy. The pieces we made all turned out well. We are using the coasters already.
Gilly Skeemer - - #15462
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