Two day fused glass extravaganza for beginners and improvers, £230 per person
What better way to spend an autumn weekend than on our two day fused glass extravaganza, in the tranquil village of Chilham, Kent. The leaves will be changing colour & the squirrels will be busy burying nuts in our lawns and flowerbeds! Come and explore glass fusing with us, & let yourself be inspired by the Kent Downs AONB where our studio is nestled.
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 some hanging decorations 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 decorations, giftable things such as candle holders, trinket dishes, wall plaques, 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 20 x 20cm 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 around 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 few days later.
Post and packaging are charged at cost and depend how much you make. If it’s under 2kg when packaged, it’ll cost £7, 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!