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Koru Arts Glass

Contact name: Jan Simpson
Total bookings
almost 12 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Jan has been working in stained and fused glass for over 25 years and is widely experienced in both skills. She has installed a series of Stained Glass Windows at St Frances of Assisi Church, in Ascot and has worked on many other large scale installations. Over the last 15 years she has been a regular exhibitor at major shows and Christmas events throughout the UK at the same time as running regular classes in leadlight and fusing techniques. Jan is currently working on a commission only basis whilst she formally completes her Bachelors degree in Glass and Ceramics and is offering a limited number of classes in both fusing and traditional leadlight throughout 2024. Classes are kept small and personal and allow you plenty of time to ask questions and discuss your projects and ideas and she does offer the opportunity to come back and do further one to one tuition if you find you "get the bug" for this fascinating craft.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Fused Glass for Beginners - One day workshop
6 hours
Next date: 6th Aug 2024
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Stained glass for beginners - two day workshop
2 days
Next date: 22nd Jul 2024

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
9 Jan 23'

Yvonne Kirk reviewed: Fused Glass for Beginners - One day workshop

"Today I experienced Koru Arts one day Glass Fusion course; it was absolutely wonderful. Jan has so much experience and knowledge and has a nice easy way of tutoring. All materials were provided and I can’t wait to collect the piece of glass art I made . Can highly recommend and I will definitely be booking again."

31 May 22'

Vicky reviewed: Fused Glass for Beginners - One day workshop

"My friend and I had an enjoyable experience with Jan. She took us through the techniques and safety aspects of the day. She modelled some possible designs and then let us make our own pieces. She was on hand to advise us, when needed and provided extra materials to enhance our designs. We had a very calm and enjoyable day and have produced pieces we feel proud of. We are looking forward to seeing how they look when fired."

Koru Arts Glass responded:

"Thanks Vicky for your review. I am really looking forward to seeing your pieces and will get them posted out to you as soon as they are "fully cooked". Kind regards Jan Simpson"

18 Jan 22'

Sandy Arpino reviewed: Fused Glass for Beginners - One day workshop

"This is a fantastic course that I'd recommend to any beginner. Jan has a vast wealth of experience and skill, and is the perfect teacher. After a very useful demonstration we had enough knowledge to start on our own pieces - with Jan there to help and guide as much or as little as we wanted. I'm going back to work further in Jan's studio, confident that I'll learn lots more and develop my own skills quickly under her expert tuition."

Koru Arts Glass responded:

"Thank you Sandy. Look forward to seeing you soon:)"

22 Nov 21'

Fiona Underwood reviewed: Stained glass for beginners - two day workshop

"I did this course with Jan and came away with a lovely piece and the knowledge to try it all again at home. Totally got the bug, the tuition was clear, class size small and loads of tips and feedback on progress."

Koru Arts Glass responded:

"Thanks Fiona, it was great to see your finished piece after it had been polished. What a beautiful job. Look forward to watching you develop your new found hobby."

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