You will spend a full day learning about the fascinating art of glass fusing with Beverley, in her studio.
Beverley will explain the principles behind fusing glass in a kiln to create different effects and textures, showing you examples of what's possible and helping you to design your own fused glass items. She will demonstrate the correct use of all tools and equipment and make sure everyone knows how to handle the glass safely, before you embark on your creative adventure.
Each course is limited to just 4 students, to ensure maximum support and attention. You can expect to make at least 2 or 3 items and you will have access to a wide variety of materials. Students usually start off with something small and straight-forward like a coaster or a sun catcher, so that everyone can practice their basic skills, then progress to bigger projects like dishes, self-standing totems and wall plaques or small panels for framing.
The main aim of this course is to have fun learning a new skill - it's a very relaxed and supportive environment and even the least 'arty' people find their inner creativity when they are given the time and encouragement to express themselves in glass!
Beverley's studio is within easy access of the M20 and M2 motorways and less than a 10 minute walk from a bus stop on a route that can be accessed from Chatham Station. Please ask for details.
Perfect as a gift, or for spending quality time with friends or family, if you don't see a suitable date in the schedule, then just get in touch to discuss organising something that suits you better. Bookings made directly will be invoiced via email and joining instructions will be sent before the course starts.
Please note: If minimum course numbers are not reached 2 weeks prior to the scheduled course date, the tutor reserves the right to reschedule or cancel the course. This is never done lightly and if it is necessary, all booked-on students will be offered every opportunity to take part in an alternative class if they wish to do so. If payment has already been made, the student will be offered a complete refund or a move to a new date.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
All tools, firing, H&S equipment and materials are included. Glass is fired after the course and is available for collection within 2 weeks. If you require your items to be posted to you, then P&P is charged at cost and will be agreed before sent.
Hot and cold drinks as well as biscuits and fruit are provided all day, but students are asked to bring along a packed lunch. Any dairy alternatives, dietary or other allergies should be notified on booking. There is a resident cat and dog, so please let Beverley know if these may cause an issue.
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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Had an excellent day learning and creating some glass fusing pieces. Was a really fun day! Beverley was an awesome teacher, really knows her stuff. Would highly recommend!
Response from Beverley Bunn Glass Art:Thanks Mel :0)
What an amazing course, Beverley was an excellent teacher and host. Thoroughly enjoyed learning the basics and very happy with what I managed to achieve in one day.
Would certainly recommend this course to anyone interested in glass or learning a new skill.
Will be looking to book another course with Beverley in the future.
Response from Beverley Bunn Glass Art:So glad you had a good time - thanks for your lovely review! You are welcome back any time! Oh and I just found your notebook here lol I will keep it safe for next time x
Had a brilliant day on the introduction to glass fusing course. Beverley is a patient and excellent tutor, generous with both sharing her knowledge and hospitality. If you are considering learning about working with glass, creating some beautiful artwork and having fun at the same time, give her course a go. You won’t be disappointed.
Response from Beverley Bunn Glass Art:Thanks for the lovely review Milla! It was great to have you on the course and you made some beautiful glass - it's just on it's way to the couriers now!! Glad you had a great day :0)
I did this course a couple of months ago and had a fantastic time. Under Bev's tuition I was able to make a fabulous air balloon picture for a friend's nursery. I think I’m hooked as I’ve since done another class where I’ve made a great glass panel and have another two classes booked.
If you are interested give it a go and explore your creativity, you’ll have a fabulous time.
Response from Beverley Bunn Glass Art:Thank you so much for your review Mandy - you did a fabulous job on that hot air balloon! It's been great having you back for a 1:1 to make more projects and looking forward to the rest of your sessions - you'll be wanting your own kiln soon!!
My mum and I attended Beverley's one day course. Neither of us had done any glass fusion courses before nor are we particularly arty. We both had a great time and were really pleased with the pieces we produced. Beverley is a lovely warm person and a great teacher. She made us feel so welcome and was very patient with two total novices. I thoroughly recommend this course.
Response from Beverley Bunn Glass Art:Thank you so much for your lovely review Danielle! It was a pleasure to have you and your mum on my course - so pleased you both had a lovely time and she enjoyed her birthday treat!
I received a voucher to attend this course after a big hint to my other half.
I had a fantastic day creating and experimenting with the glass. Bev is warm and welcoming and very generous with her hospitality.
I would definitely do this course again
Response from Beverley Bunn Glass Art:Thank you for the lovely review Vicky! It was certainly a real laugh in the studio this week and your rainbows brightened it up for sure! You're welcome back any time x
Beverley welcomes you into her home and studio to share her passion and creativity with fused glass.
I booked a celebration Family event for four, after a brief intro, including safety we were onto practical hands on glass cutting before making our first piece a sun catcher.
Throughout the day Beverley gave great instruction, encouragement and found everyone’s hidden talents including my own which is very absent.
I can’t wait to see our finished pieces after fusing in the kiln and finding a place to display them at home.
Don’t hesitate if you are booking to go on your own, you will be so pleased you went and you will have a great day.
Learning glass fusing with Beverley is addictive, give it a go.
Response from Beverley Bunn Glass Art:Aaaah thanks for such a lovely review Michelle :0)
After comissioning Bev to make me one hundred glass jelly babies I decided to I wanted to have a go at glass fusing.
I have since done two courses in Bev's studio and they are fantastic days out. She takes you through all the basics and explains the process of glass fusing in great detail.
At the end of the course you have your own pieces of art to take home which is great!
I highly recommend anyone to give this a go, Bev is a great teacher!!
Response from Beverley Bunn Glass Art:Thank you for the lovely review Jade! You did great this weekend - do we need to warn Justin that you are now a glass addict? lol
What an amazing and fun day . Bev taught us so much on this day course . I came away inspired and proud of my achievements. I would recommend everyone give it a go !
Response from Beverley Bunn Glass Art:Thanks so much Debbie! You know you can always come for a refresher if you want to start making your glass at home again - just get in touch x
Had a thoroughly enjoyable and informative day with Bev. I’ll definitely be booking another course.
Response from Beverley Bunn Glass Art:Thanks so much for the great review Hope - what a lovely day we had! It was lovely to meet your mum and your son too!
I loved my day doing this course. Bev is a wonderful tutor; friendly and informative. I still love my creations that I came away with and considering the pieces you come away with, and the personal tutoring you get, I think it's well worth the money. A great day.
Response from Beverley Bunn Glass Art:Thanks for your lovely review Sally! It was so nice having you and your family in the studio for a day.
Beverley is so friendly and helpful, her courses are really easy going but she doesn’t hesitate to offer any advice you need. Totally recommend her.
Response from Beverley Bunn Glass Art:Thanks for the lovely review Vicky - looking forward to seeing you for some more stringer pulling soon!
What more can I say except that Bev is an inspirational person, filled with boundless enthusiasm and love for her craft. Warning her enthusiasm and love for glass making is infectious.
I was lucky enough to be given a glass fusing day as a gift and I loved every minute of it. You won’t meet a more generous, kindhearted & friendly artist. I was lucky enough to make a bespoke Robin Totem & glass serving platter. A gift that I will treasure forever x
During the course you will be guided through the glass art process & Bev allows you to be as hands on and independent as you want to be, but is always on hand to help & guide you. All you need is an idea in your head & Bev will help you nuture it in order to create something truly magical. Xx
Response from Beverley Bunn Glass Art:Thank you Sharon for such a lovely review! You did amazing on your glass fusing day and your pieces were beautiful - you are welcome back any time x Bev
I first attended one of Beverley’s workshops a couple of years ago. I was a bit apprehensive about going on my own, thinking others would be there with friends, and also I’m not arty at all. The workshop was friendly and welcoming. At this workshop I made a small dish, a suncatcher and a coaster. I’ve always loved fused glass and wanted to give it a go. I’m due to attend another workshop with Beverley in a couple of days. I would recommend these workshops to anyone wanting to try a new skill.
Response from Beverley Bunn Glass Art:Thank you for your kind review Ann. I'm so pleased you are now really finding your feet with your glass fusing and it was lovely to have you back for a bespoke skills day too. Look forward to seeing your freeze & fuse projects!
I had a brilliant day at Bev's glass fusing course. After purchasing a few Christmas pieces myself from Bev in the past as well as commissioning Bev for a fairly large glass centrepiece which has pride of place in our bathroom, I thought I would love to have a go myself. Bev was an excellent tutor and very patient with us complete beginners. I had to stay behind at the end of the day to finish my work (just like school, I was chatting too much!) and I could not wait for my 2 pieces of glass work to be fired in the kiln. It was really thrilling to see how it looked. I made an emerald green (with sparkly bits) cheese platter and a cream and berry coloured curved small dish.
It was more difficult than I thought it would be, but totally fascinating and the time flew by. I'd love to do another session!
Response from Beverley Bunn Glass Art:I love it when a customer gets the glass bug and wants to learn to fuse themselves! Thank you Nikki for your lovely feedback - it was great to have you in the studio and you're welcome back any time!
I attended the glass fusing day course with a couple of friends and we had a fabulous time. Bev is a natural teacher who guides you to make fantastic works or art but she also gives you free reign to explore your inner artist. I made a glass totem with a matching bowl which I’m very proud to say people often ask me where I have bought them! Thoroughly recommend this course, you will leave with more than you came with.
Response from Beverley Bunn Glass Art:Thanks so much for that lovely review! So nice to hear you enjoyed your class - you certainly made some beautiful pieces - not surprised your friends were impressed, you did great!!
My mum and I had a wonderful day on the Beginner's course with Beverley. Both of us were brand new to glass fusing and what we were impressed by was how Beverley explained the science behind it in such a fun way.
We were able to be very creative, both making three pieces each. We were incredibly impressed with the results and I'm looking forward to booking myself on an improver's course.
It was a really enjoyable and artistic day and I'd recommend it to all.
Response from Beverley Bunn Glass Art:Thank you Claire! It was lovely to meet you and your mum - so pleased you both enjoyed yourselves and even the 'science bit' was fun lol You both did amazingly well considering you'd never picked up a glass cutter before!
What a great experience! Not only can you make beautiful items but you are in the hands of a true expert who helps you all the way. From complete beginner you can create your own, on-off masterpiece. Great guidance and training. There are some good idea prompters for those, like me, who weren't sure where to start. These are small classes and you really get a great deal of help and support but it is your work. I've attended two courses now. They are great fun as well as very rewarding. If you feel creative, give it a go! Bev is brilliant!
Response from Beverley Bunn Glass Art:Thanks Jayne, I'm glad you had a lovely time - well I guess you wouldn't have come back otherwise lol! I told you it's addictive!
If you thinking about doing a glass fusing course you could find no one better than Bev to start you off. Bev is a wonderful lady, so friendly and who will put you at ease whilst working with the glass to make exciting beautiful glass artwork. I’ve been very lucky to attend two of her workshops and enjoyed every minute. This course comes highly recommended. 👍
Response from Beverley Bunn Glass Art:Aaah thanks Annie! That's really kind of you x Bev