This course introduces beginners to the exciting possibilities of warm glass, using fusing techniques to form glass in the kiln. With a focus on colour and texture, you will be making small glass decorations.
Martin is a master of fused glass mosaics and, by popular demand, has on hand hundreds of fused glass pieces to choose from that you can experiment with in your own creations during this workshop.
By the end of the day, you will have created a number of glass fusions. In producing this work, you will have learnt how to cut glass and the tutor will also explain what happens to the glass during the firing cycle and glass compatibility.
You will learn simple glass cutting to cutting straight lines, circles and strips.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
- The cost of all glass and the firing is included.
What students need to bring
- Enclosed toe footwear (essential)
- You are welcome to bring your own designs and ideas for the decorations if you wish, and Martin will discuss them with you.
Available to buy
- Available from shop:
- Craft knife, scissors, art brushes, tracing paper, ruler, card, super glue, eraser, notebook, paper, rubber, tweezers, fine tip marker pens, coloured pens or pencils
Please note: as the kiln firing of final pieces of work will need to be done at the end of the course, any work left will be ready to collect from early afternoon of the following day, and will be kept for six months. If you are unable to arrange collection within this time, you may wish to consider booking an additional night’s accommodation, to enable you to collect your work the following day when the kiln has cooled. Panels can be packed and posted to you by the tutor – please arrange this on the day, along with payment of the postage and packing cost.
Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear i.e. no open-toed shoes or sandals.