As with stained glass, fused glass is colourful and accessible. It’s popularity as an affordable hobby has led to extensive development by the raw materials manufacturers and now the range of colours, textures, accessories and fusing equipment is almost endless….. and getting better all the time.
Fusing glass is a much less regimented process than stained glass and in many ways is much like collage, offering plenty of scope for expression. It’s versatile as well – I’ve been making fused dichroic glass jewellery, wall-art and kiln-formed glass for years and it always seems popular with visitors to the workshop.
This course is a great place to start – offering the opportunity to learn how to make a fused glass piece of wall art – something sea-sidey is proving popular. You will begin by learning how to accurately cut glass, then when you feel confident, you can then choose your project design. There will be a range of colours to choose from that will suit your project and I will be on hand at every stage to guide you through the process – all the while talking about the various practical aspects of fusing.
As an alternative option, this day course can be focused on producing smaller pieces of fused glass to create jewellery or mosaic components using both the kiln and/or a mini kiln and microwave oven.
If any of the dates below are not suitable for you, we can often arrange dates outside of the normal schedule. Get in touch to enquire via pressing the 'Ask a Question' button.
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Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
The day course includes use of tools, materials, refreshments and a lunch per person.
You will go home with a fused glass wall hanging made by you!
*The firing will be done over night and will require collection the next day or posting can be arranged*
7 hours (flexible times to suit)
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7 hours (flexible times to suit)
Absolutely brilliant! If you are looking at this course just do it. Fantastic value for money, Paul and Natalie are so friendly, welcoming and awesome teachers. Paul was so patient with us, and Natalie really helped find ways to bring more to what we were creating and couldn’t have been more helpful. I bought this as a gift for my mum and sister (along with myself!) and couldn’t have been a better day. Left having learnt something and really wanting to do more of it!!
Couldn’t find fault if I tried - lunch and refreshments were brilliant, gorgeous setting, just perfect. You’ll leave feeling really proud of what you create, and have had a great day.
Response from North Norfolk Stained Glass:Hello Jo 😊
Had a brilliant day making a fused glass panel with Paul and Natalie. They were friendly, patient and the course was lots of fun! Well worth trying if you want to have a crafty day doing something creative. I was up here on a weeks holiday and decided to do a couple of craft courses at the last minute. Natalie was very helpful and accommodating and I am so glad I was able to try glass fusing. Excellent value for money too! Would highly recommend
Response from North Norfolk Stained Glass:Hello Lisa,
Have just spent a great day with Natalie and Paul making glass jewellery. They were great, very friendly and welcoming also both very knowledgeable and creative. Started the morning by learning the basic glass cutting techniques with Paul. The oil filled cutter was a revelation! Then Natalie helped me to make some bespoke glass jewellery which I can’t wait to pick up after it has been in the kiln. Would definitely recommend this course as it is fun, creative and such a lovely way to spend a day totally absorbed in craft. I also thought that the course was excellent value as I made two pendants and three pairs of earrings plus had lunch and gallons of coffee! Check out the glass kits that you can buy from them too. Having seen them for real, if you can’t get to a course they provide a way to make something beautiful at home and good value too!
My two teenage daughters and I had an excellent day learning how to cut glass without cutting ourselves, and making some beautiful creations between us.
Paul was patient and attentive, full of creative ideas to facilitate the pictures we wanted to create, and pulling all sorts of exciting glass out for us to experiment with. We can't wait to receive the finished product once they've gone in the kiln.
I can honestly say that it was money very well spent. The biggest challenge now is saving the pennies to buy my own kiln, to start my new hobby!
(Also, very happy with Covid safety ... Very well thought out and delivered. We wore masks all day, socially distanced during teaching, and had plenty of hand gel and paper towels. We also had our own tools to use throughout the day.)
Thank you also for the simple but yummy lunch, and endless supply of beverages and biscuits!
Top notch! What a brilliant day filled with creativity and fuelled with cups of tea. (Thanks Paul.) I can't recommend this course enough - I'm thrilled with what was achieved in the day 🤩👌😁
Absolutely brilliant day with Paul. Very enjoyable, very interesting, very therapeutic! Paul was very knowledgable and patient and could not do enough to help us throughout the day. A great way to celebrate our mums 70th. Would definitely do this again or perhaps the stained glass workshop next time.
The five of us (2 adults and 3 teenagers) spent a fabulous day with Paul and Natalie learning about fused glass and making our own pieces. Paul and Natalie are very welcoming and excellent teachers. We absolutely loved it.
Spent a lovely day with Natalie and Paul. Paul ran the day for us, taught us all we needed to know. Then step by step we put together our Fused Glass art work. Natalie came in to work her magic and add some awesome touches to what we were creating. It was a fantastic day which we both thoroughly enjoyed and both created something we were chuffed with. Thank you
We had a wonderful day with Paul and Natalie who were warm and welcoming. Everything was at a relaxed pace, with plentiful offers of refreshments. Paul and Natalie were very informative and supportive throughout. It was lovely to see the creativity working with glass that they both have and sharing their knowledge of the skills involved in fused glass. We love the beautiful fused glass we made and would highly recommend the experience to anyone thinking of doing this. The location is set in the beautiful countryside and well worth a stroll on the public footpaths surrounding the area. Thank you Paul and Natalie!
Thank you Paul and Natalie for a really enjoyable day and a lovely lunch. I am delighted with the fused glass wall hanging I made - I want to do more! Hopefully I'll be back quite soon.
I had the most wonderful day with Paul and Natalie and I'd recommend their courses to anyone interested in this craft. The course itself was relaxed and fun - each step was clearly explained, help was available if I needed it, and I never once felt rushed in any aspect. Paul and Natalie were excellent hosts too, and ever so friendly and welcoming. I've come away with a piece I'm really quite proud of, and I'd sign up for any other courses they are running in a heartbeat!
What a brilliant day in beautiful surroundings. The teaching process was well planned and at the end of the day I had made a fused glass piece which I was pretty happy about. Paul and Natalie were so welcoming with almost limitless tea too! I'd definitely recommend this to anybody interested in learning a new technique.
Loved it all! I must first of all congratulate Paul on his navigational skills. He responded nobly to an SOS and put me on the right track.
The course was a pleasure. Learning about glass was as interesting as the work itself. The hardest bit, before even cutting the glass, was choosing the colours. I would most certainly do it again. The end result is a reminder of a fascinating hobby I should be very happy to take up.
Thank you, Paul.
Paul and Natalie are excellent teachers. The pace and supervision were just right which meant I gained confidence easily. The selection of glasses to work with made me feel like a child in a sweet shop! I’m so pleased with my creation. To top it all, the countryside venue made my day a welcome escape from everything. I’ll be back for more courses and interesting conversation. Highly recommended.
Paul and Natalie were very experienced and made the learning process comfortable and most important achievable. After learning the technics of cutting and the tools required I then went on to learn the methods in making stained glass projects when sticking glass to glass, for me as a mosaic artist it was wonderful to see the result when putting some mosaic pieces into the frame. I will certainly return to learn more and highly recommend the course to anyone looking to learn this craft I can assure you it will be well worth it.
I was completely new to this art and completed an amazing piece to display at home.
Lovely, friendly, relaxed environment in a beautiful setting.
Natalie and Paul are a great couple and make you feel welcome in their home.
I will be returning to learn more skills.