Introduction to fused glass (1 day) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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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; this workshop 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 frit's, 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 or telephone us. 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.
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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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
- Accessible by public transport
- Disabled access
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Suitable for stag and hen dos
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