We are now resuming classes, but on a reduced schedule and with much caution! We feel that we can hold classes with a maximum of two or three people so long as all of the personal protection precautions are observed - for instance, masks should be worn at all times and preferably gloves also - we’ve been having problems obtaining nitrile gloves just lately so it would be good if you could provide your own but do make sure they are snug fitting to keep your dexterity. Hand sanitizer would need to be applied regularly and you would be allocated a hand towel. We will keep windows open to maintain a flow of fresh air. We would still provide lunch, however it will most likely be sandwiches and would be brought to you instead of everyone getting round our kitchen table in the way we would normally do things. On the class you will be allocated a toolset that will have been sanitized beforehand and there will be other precautions that we haven’t thought of yet.
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.
Please select 'See available dates' to book your place.
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*
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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.