Course Start DatesThursday 23rd January 2020
About the Course
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.
Bookings can be made through the contact form and payments can be made online or with cash, cheque or bank transfer before or on the day of the course.
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?
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 additional postage cost if unable to collect.*
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.
Sue Moffat - - #27049
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!
Katie Burt - - #26180
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.
Sarah Cashmore - - #25371
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.
Hazel Bowman - - #24792
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.
Debbie James - - #21461
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.
Jane McCall - - #16401
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.
sara Beevis - - #15006
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