a student having a good time making fused glass on a glass fusing day course

Sunday glass fusing course for beginners & improvers

If you’d like to build on your previous experience in glass fusing, why not join us on 1st March for our Sunday glass fusing course for beginners & improvers. Our studio is mid-way between Ashford (Kent), Canterbury and Faversham, in the beautiful village of Chilham, on the A252.

People with no previous experience are also welcome, so why not bring a friend too?

Come and explore warm glass with us, using both float glass and then Bullseye fusing glass. On your Sunday glass fusing course for beginners & improvers a generous quantity of materials, lunch and refreshments are included. Impress yourself with what you can create! Artistic ability is useful but by no means essential.

If you’ve not played with glass before, don’t worry. We’ll teach you and soon have you cutting with confidence. You can even make something beautiful without cutting glass at all! We have a wide range of colourful sheet glass, frit, stringers (think “glass spaghetti”) and more. Come and be spoiled for choice.

If you’ve done a little or even  lot of glass fusing before, why not come & discover some new techniques with us. Explore kiln carving, reactive effects, tack & full fusing, slumping, inclusions or perhaps powder printing. (“Too much choice…” I hear you say!)

What can I make?

On your glass fusing day, you can make coasters, small dishes, window hangings, jewellery, fused glass decorations & / or even art for your garden. The choice is yours; make several smaller items or perhaps a couple of bigger things. Included in the cost of the course is Bullseye fusing glass to make something up to 20 x 20cm plus plenty of float glass (for a separate first project). If you want to make something larger or use dichroic glass, you can buy extra materials from us (or if you have your own Bullseye fusing glass, you can bring it with you). If you want to work with glass powder you’ll need a mask; these are £2.50 each (or again you can bring one with you).

Your glass will be fused after your course. You’re welcome to collect it or it can be posted to you. This typically costs around £7 depending on its size & weight.

Where do I park?

There’s plenty of free parking on the drive outside the studio. There’s even a free car park just across the road as well!

What should I wear?

Definitely not sandals or flipflops! Have a quick look at our website – basically any closed in and comfortable footwear, clothes that aren’t too precious & glasses if you need them. Oh, and a smile!

Date

01 Mar 2020

Time

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Cost

£95

Labels

Beginners,
Improvers,
Taster Day

Location

Creative Retreats and Holidays
Tollgate Cottage, Maidstone Rd Chilham, Canterbury CT4 8DD, UK
Category
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