Fused glass for garden and home – weekend course, £230 per person
This course is the perfect opportunity to learn to make fused glass for garden and home, whether glass flowers to adorn your flowerbeds, suncatchers to hang in windows or from trees or a fruit bowl for your dining table.
If you’re a beginner, you’ll learn to cut glass first. If you’ve got prior experience, you might like to dive straight in to creating your designs for fusing.
Then you’ll make your first panel or perhaps a hanging decoration out of float (window) glass.
When you’ve got your confidence (or brushed off your glass cutting cobwebs if it’s been a while), you’ll move on to working with your choice of Bullseye fusing glass. This includes frit, stringers, funky frit balls, confetti, glass enamels and more! You’ll be able to make garden blooms, hanging birds, a fruit bowl, suncatchers… The choice is yours.
You’ll get to experience the different effects that you can achieve by fusing your glass at higher or lower temperatures in the kiln, with tack fusing, full fusing and slumping. (Don’t worry it’ll be at room temperature when you put your glass in, & we won’t open it again until it’s cooled back down.)
What’s included in the price?
As well as lunches, refreshments and onsite parking, the cost of your two day fused glass extravaganza includes fusing and slumping your glass. We also include a generous amount of clear float glass for your first project(s), and then enough Bullseye glass to make a couple of things approximately 17 x 17cm in size, or more smaller things. If you work particularly quickly and would like extra glass, we can simply charge you for the extra.
On the other hand, you might choose to spend the whole two days working on a single masterpiece, especially if you’ve done fusing before and have something particular in mind. Do get in touch if you’ve done fusing before and would like to try some new techniques.
Can I take my pieces home with me?
Yes, but not on the same day. Fusing takes at least 24 hours (or longer if it’s thicker), as it’s important to cool the glass sloooooowly.
Your creations will be fused (and if desired, slumped into moulds) after your course and will normally be ready for collection or posting a week or two later.
Post and packaging are charged at cost and depend how much you make. If it’s under 2kg when packaged, it’ll cost £8.50, to include plenty of padding. We want your glass to arrive in the same number of pieces as when it came out of the kiln, after all!