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Fused Glass Workshops

  • What is fused glass?

Fused glass is glass that is cut, assembled, and fired in a kiln at a very high temperature to fuse it together. 

  • Where are the courses held?

All courses are held in my home studio in Chesham (HP5). I teach a maximum of 6 people per workshop. My sessions usually run from 10am - 1.30pm.

  • Do I need any previous experience?

No! Most people who come have never done anything like this before! 

  • How much does it cost?

Workshops cost £90 per person. £30 deposit is payable at the time of booking, and the balance is payable a week before the event. 

  • When do you run courses? 

Courses are held regularly throughout the year. Please check my Facebook or Instagram Pages or email me for the next available dates. ​

I also run whole-day sessions for private groups on request. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this further.

The Glass

I only use Bullseye glass in my pieces and workshops. Different types of glass has different heating and cooling rates (COE) and using incompatible glass together may result in glasswork cracking during the firing process. ​Every fused glass piece starts off flat. It is fired in the kiln to an extremely high temperature (804 degrees Celsius) to fuse it all together. For a textured finish, firing temperatures are a little lower. Each firing takes approx. 12 - 15 hours. If the piece is to be made into a bowl or 3D shape, it is fired a second time and "slumps" to take the shape of the mould. 


What will I make?

You will learn to cut and assemble Bullseye Glass to create a large square or circular bowl (approx. 30cm in diameter), or -if you prefer- a flat glass plaque which can be hung, framed or put on a display stand. Other seasonal options will be available. I intend to fire your work for you and have it ready for collection in about a fortnight. 

What do I need to bring?

All materials are provided. Some students choose to bring design ideas (photos on phones or sketched out), scraps of wallpaper or fabrics to match with glass colours. Pinterest is a great place to look for inspiration!


Health and Safety

Protective goggles are provided. If you take blood-thinning medication, Warfarin for example, please let me know as you may cut yourself whilst cutting glass. Please ensure you are wearing shoes with closed toes.

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