Glass Fusing Workshops

Full Day Introduction to Glass Fusing Workshop £125

Come and enjoy a one day introduction to glass fusing in the lovely North Cornish village of Kilkhamton, 5 miles from Bude. The fused glass workshop runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm in our lovely spacious studio.

Amanda is a self taught glass artist who sells to galleries and at craft fairs and was constantly being asked if she taught classes, so she started teaching about 10 years ago and absolutely loves passing on all she has learnt. 'Everyone is creative, we might just need reminding how good creating really feels. We welcome the naturally creative AND those who might need a bit more inspiration - we have designs and ideas aplenty! You just need to bring your enthusiasm, closed in shoes and be prepared for a glassy adventure...'

whats included?

On arrival you will be welcomed with delicious homemade biscuits and refreshments, whilst we cover the our Studio Health and Safety Policies. After a busy morning working on your first project we will stop at 1.00pm for a locally sourced two course lunch made by our resident cordon bleu chef! Some people said 'it was worth coming for the lunch alone!' Please let us know when booking your workshop if you have any dietary requirements, and we will bear these in mind when catering for the day. As well as the lunch and days experience all materials, kiln firings, safety equipment and course booklet are included in the price. After your days experience you will have made a kilncarved cheese/food platter or hanging and a free standing fused glass artwork.

course content..

First project - you will be taught kilncarving; a method using fibre paper to create a design for a clear glass cheese/food plate or hanging. Glass will be slumped onto the design creating a relief print effect. You will then learn how to cut glass, with plenty of practice ready for the afternoon’s project.

Second project - Exploring the use of frit, stringers and a gorgeous range of coloured fusing glass, you will create a seaside, abstract or countryside scene. Your finished glass piece will undergo two firings, one to fuse it (12-14 hrs) then a further firing (14-16hrs) to slump it onto a curved shape mould to allow it to free stand on completion. Your glass work can be collected a few days after your course or posted to you with a small addition charge to cover post and packing. (Please be aware if you are using a voucher they charge a booking fee, vat and commission which I do not absorb into the cost of my workshops. Depending on the value of your voucher there may be an addition charge to cover this).

Half Day Glass Fusing Workshop £75

This 3 and half hour workshop runs from 9.00am-12.30pm or 2.00-5.30 pm. Come and experience a taste of glass fusing and enjoy homemade cake and coffee on the morning workshop or a delicious homemade Cornish cream tea on the afternoon of glassy fun! Create a fused glass lightcatcher choosing from a large variety of frits, stringers and a rainbow array of coloured fusing glass. Design your very own coaster or hanging using vitreous glass enamels or kilncarving techniques. We can cater for bookings from 2 - 8 people in our spacious North Cornwall based studio, 5 miles from Bude. Why not book for a special celebration or a Hen party?

Due to health and safety the age limit is 12 yrs accompanied with a parent/guardian also taking part in the course.

All your creations will be ready for collection in a few days or they can be posted to you if you are unable to collect with a small additional charge to cover post and packing.

how to book?

Please see workshop diary for calendar of course dates available. Send us a message on the contact page or email [email protected] to ask about availability and booking.