Book now to start in June 2018. The course will run on six consecutive Wednesdays from 20th June 2018. Full list of dates below.
This course offers complete beginners an opportunity to experiment with the art of glass fusing. Whether you’ve tried other types of glass-working before or are a complete novice, you will learn how to use and work with fusing glass and kilns to produce a range of pieces of your own design. You will also get a feel for how glass fusing fits in with other glass disciplines such as stained glass and glass painting and how these can be combined.
Glass fusing is the art of melting glass in a kiln, and on this course you will get to grips with how the kiln works, why we heat and cool glass in specific ways and the science of what happens to glass in the kiln. You will work through a series of projects, starting with a basic light catcher project and progressing on to jewellery making, basic mould-making and finishing with a bowl project, in which you will have your choice of our moulds and an opportunity to explore glass slumping.
This course is a great all-round introduction to kiln-formed glass, you will leave with the core skills and confidence to continue with glass fusing and most likely a thirst to continue learning!
There will be a maximum of 6 students to ensure individual attention.
Course price includes the use of tools and kilns. Materials are not included but some practice glass will be provided. Our shop is adjacent to the studios and you will be able to buy your glass as you go along and enjoy a 10% shop discount while on the course. You will likely need to spend between £25 - £60 on glass and other materials over the length of the course.
Light refreshments will be provided and there is a fridge for student use.
We will try to make our courses accessible to all however if you have any disabilities or physical limitations of any kind we ask that you discuss it with us before booking.
For cancellations made 4 weeks in advance we offer a full refund or one free date change. For cancellations made 3 weeks in advance we offer a 75% refund or one free date change. For cancellations made 2 weeks in advance we can only offer a 50% refund. If we receive less than 2 weeks’ notice we are unable to offer a refund or date change on course places. If a date change has been requested we cannot offer a refund on a subsequent cancellation.