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My husband, Chris Greening, runs classes in pottery and I run classes in glass fusing separately (you can find our other classes on Craft Courses). Jointly, we offer a combined half-days course (1-day courses are also available - please ask) in our workshop/studio in Worcester. This makes a great activity for families or friends - we often get generations of family booking a day out together or groups of friends for a birthday celebration or couples wanting a shared experience for an anniversary etc. (Ages 10+ accompanied)
The course is 3 hours long and will include a pottery class of approx 1.5 hours (Max. 4 people in each class with a wheel each) and a glass class of approx 1.5 hours with tea/coffee offered.
Pottery: You will have a wheel each with full tuition. In the 1.5 hour session you'll have time to make a couple of bowls on the wheel and then decorate them with coloured slips. Chris will fire them once dried and glazed which takes 2-3 weeks.
Glass: You will be shown the basics of glass fusing and a wide array of materials available. In the 1.5 hour session you'll have time to create about 2-3 items of your choice: jewellery, coaster, sun-catcher, Christmas decorations, cocktail stirrers etc. Sarah will fire them for you and fix jewellery bails which takes about 1-2 weeks.
You can choose a morning or afternoon - we are quite flexible on timing and dates and can run for between 1-4 people on a date to be arranged between us
The cost for the half day course is £80 per person including all materials and the firing of your pieces (for collection in approximately 2-3 weeks)(postage can be arrange at a cost). If you would prefer a whole day course please see our other listings via the 'See more from this course organiser' link below.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
Tea and coffee offered. All materials and equipment are provided.
Pottery can get a bit messy (aprons are provided) so bring clothes you don't mind getting dirty!
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3 hours (flexible times to suit)
Next available date
9th December 2020
Always fancied trying pottery & glass fusion, so was delighted when I spotted Chris & Sarah's courses. So far have only had one half day course, but would like to book more. They both took time & were very patient with me. Would recommend any one to give it a go. Also would make great presents for birthdays or Christmas.
Response from Sarah Greening Glass:Thanks so much Robin! And thanks for suggesting the course as a Christmas or birthday gift - an activity is a memorable gift for someone and they get to make something to be proud of too! Many thanks
My daughter and I spent a really enjoyable few hours on our half day pottery/glass fusing course. We were both complete beginners but Chris and Sarah took plenty of time to guide us through the techniques needed to make a variety of different pieces in both of the classes. Chris knew that I was a cake maker so suggested that I have a go at making a small pottery cupcake stand, I can't wait to pick it up to see if it survived the kiln or not! We made so many different items in the glass fusing class and are both looking forward to picking them up tomorrow to see what the finished items look like. I would highly recommend both the pottery and glass fusing course to anyone that would like a few hours to relax and get creative. Thank you Sarah and Chris.
Response from Sarah Greening Glass:So pleased you both enjoyed the half day course! Looking forward to handing over your finished pieces tomorrow! Thanks very much for leaving a review for us too.