One day glass fusing and slumping course for beginners and improvers, in beautiful Kent

Kilnformed glass, glass fusing, stained glass, Tiffany glass: you've come to the right place!
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Description

Join us for a full day of glass fusing and slumping in our spacious Kent studio. Come and find out what it's all about; all tools and materials provided (and lunch too!).

Come and explore warm glass with us, using both float glass and then Bullseye fusing glass. A generous quantity of materials, lunch and refreshments are included. You'll impress yourself with what you can create! Artistic ability is useful but by no means essential.

If you've not played with glass before, don't worry. We'll teach you and soon have you cutting with confidence. You can even make something beautiful without cutting glass at all!

If you've already done some fusing, this is your opportunity to try something a bit more advanced or perhaps to learn some new techniques.

We have a wide range of colourful sheet glass, frit, stringers (think "glass spaghetti") and more. Come and be spoiled for choice.

What can I make?

You can make coasters, small dishes, window hangings or even art for your garden. The choice is yours; the smaller the items, the more you can make.

Can I take my glass creations home with me?

Yes, but not on the day. Your glass will be fused after your course & will be in the kiln for at least 24 hours. If you'd like it slumped to make it 3D, it'll then need to go back into the kiln again. After fusing, you can come & collect it or it can be posted to you (this typically costs around £7 depending on its size & weight- we pack it well to ensure that it arrives in the right number of pieces!).

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Included in the cost of the course are a generous amount of float glass for learning to cut & for your first creation.
Also included is enough Bullseye sheet glass to make something up to 20 x 20cm- either one large creation or several smaller ones; it’s up to you.

On-site parking, refreshments and lunch are included too, If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know well in advance.

Maker

Mattt Wilson at Creative Retreats and Holidays

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Venue

Tollgate Cottage
Maidstone Road
Chilham, Canterbury
Kent
CT4 8DD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday

Duration

1 day (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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