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Introduction to fused glass workshop for jewellery making in Henstridge nr Stalbridge, Somerset and Dorset

Glass Fusion Introduction Taster Session Craft Workshop Dorset Somerset Stalbridge
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About the Course

Book in for two x 3-hour relaxed, friendly beginners sessions which will introduce you to the art of glass fusion for jewellery making in the first session. Then return a week later for the second session to complete making your fired fused glass into pieces of jewellery which you can take (or wear!) home at the end of the session.

***Please note: Price includes BOTH sessions on the dates listed, one week apart***

Time: Arrive 9.45am for 10am start and 1pm finish (each session)

Maximum number on workshop is 4 people (adults only please) - larger groups can be accommodated in a workshop arranged specifically for you on a mutually agreeable date (many Saturdays are booked well in advance but please do enquire. Sundays and weekdays are also available for bookings).

In the first 3 hour workshop, we will look at the different kinds of glass used in glass fusion then move on to design and prepare your own pieces of glass for jewellery making, ready to be left to be fused in the kiln.

You will learn how to cut and assemble your glass pieces then leave them to be fired in the kiln.

You will have opportunity to learn the following skills using a selection from several different types of glass (eg flat glass, dichroic glass, stringers and ribbons, confetti, and frit):

Cutting Shapes

Layering glass, adding embellishments, and using adhesives

Adding fusing wire (for 'built in' hanging hooks)

Using fibre paper for embossing glass designs

Using stamps and decals

Mounting finished glass pieces using silver jewellery findings

You will return one week later for the second session where you will work with your fired pieces of glass to make them into finished pieces of jewellery to take home.

You can expect to make:

One pendant and earring set using dichroic glass

An additional pendant and earring set using non-dichroic glass (or equivalent

4 small charms which can be used for bracelets, key rings, necklaces or phone carms

You can work from your own ideas and designs, or you can use my ideas for inspiration or to follow if you prefer.

What's Included:

Tuition, glass in various forms, use of tools and sundry items such as glue. Sterling silver jewellery findings such as pendant bails, stud earring bases, fish hook earrings for drop earrings, and jump rings for attaching jewellery to findings.
Leatherette cords are included so you can make complete pendants and bracelets.

Silver chains are NOT included. Please contact me after booking if you would like to pre-order silver chains - prices for choices of chain design and finished length will be sent to you and may be pre-ordered up to 1 week before the workshop date.

Hot and cold drinks are included throughout the sessions.

Buying as a gift or for a special occasion? Please contact us as we would love to share the occasion with you.

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?

Tuition, glass in various forms, use of tools and sundry items such as glue.

Sterling silver jewellery findings such as pendant bails, stud earring bases, fish hook earrings for drop earrings, and jump rings for attaching jewellery to findings.
Leatherette cords are included so you can make complete pendants and bracelets.

Silver chains are NOT included. Please contact me after booking if you would like to pre-order silver chains - prices for choices of chain design and finished length will be sent to you and may be pre-ordered up to 1 week before the workshop date.

Hot and cold drinks are included throughout the sessions.

Contact

Sally Evans at Craft Workshops
Craft Workshops c/o Grass Roots Garden & Aquatic Centre
Stalbridge Road
Henstridge
Somerset
BA8 0SA
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners

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Price:

£110

Duration:

6 hours (10:00am to 1:00pm)


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Reviews

In-person course
- - #30384

What a lovely morning! Relaxed, informative and fun. Sally is so knowledgeable and very funny, really positive and encouraging too so that nobody felt left behind. My only complaint is that it went by so fast, I was sad when it was over! Looking forward to coming again. Thank you, Sally.

Response from Craft Workshops:

Thank you so much for your review Mel - much appreciated. It was a fabulous workshop which I am so glad you enjoyed. I look forward to seeing you again very soon :)

In-person course
- - #30368

I absolutely loved this, I have done glass fusion before but, still brilliant.
Sally's great. I think she's going to have to put up with the fact that i will be a regular at her glasses. Not just glass fusion either.

Response from Craft Workshops:

Thank you Linda - what a fabulous workshop we had! I thoroughly enjoyed it as well and look forward to seeing you again very soon :)

In-person course
- - #30254

Had a fantastic morning with Sally who introduced me to glass fusing and other glass work ideas - she has the patience of a saint and I'm recommending her. We had such a good time - the fastest three hours I've ever spent. Looking forward to getting my pieces back. I've booked further sessions as it was such a rewarding experience.

Response from Craft Workshops:

Thank you for your review Diane - and I am very much looking forward to seeing you again at the other workshops which you have booked :)

In-person course
- - #29999

What a great workshop! A very chilled out morning spent learning a new craft - so good to be out again after being in Lockdown for months! All sensible social distancing and hygiene precautions were in place and Sally had even gone to the trouble of making a transparent face mask for herself so I could lipread what she was saying....thank you! Sally is a fab teacher and made the workshop great fun; I can't wait to see the final results of my efforts and I'm looking forward to the candle making course in 2 weeks time!

Response from Craft Workshops:

Thank you Heather - it was lovely to have you along for the first Workshop back! Really enjoyed the morning and your glass fusion pieces are going to be great. Look forward to seeing you again very soon :)

In-person course
- - #29998

I had a lovely time on this course. Sally was so respectful and diligent in following covid precautions so that anyone feeling wary need not worry at all. I'm thrilled with the pieces I made and can't wait to see them fired. I would thoroughly recommend this workshop, lots of fun and Sally explained everything so it seemed easy. Would definitely book again.

Response from Craft Workshops:

Thank you Ali - lovely to have you along for the first Workshop back. Your glass pieces are going to be fab! Look forward to seeing you again when you come to collect them :)

In-person course
- - #27591

Fabulous beginners course - Sally is a great tutor and is full of enthusiasm and patience. Sally is very passionate about teaching this craft and enjoys passing on her knowledge to students. The course went by so quickly and we learned so much and it has given me a thirst to learn more about this craft.

Response from Craft Workshops:

Thank you Margaret, appreciate your lovely review ~ really looking forward to seeing you again soon so you can see the finished pieces :)
Sally

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