Classes in my workshop

I run occasional classes in fused glass, suitable for beginners or those who have some experience. Beginners use a range of glass frit (granules), confetti, and stringers (threads)  to make a design for a window hanging or a small dish. Kiln fibre is used to create texture. I do not normally teach glass cutting in the beginners' class, but cut the square of clear glass (the blank) later, when I put the work in the kiln.

Classes take about three hours, and places are normally limited to a maximum of five, though I fitted in a hen party of seven once with some forward planning.

The cost is £30 per person, if a group of three book at the same time. If four or five book together, the cost is £25 each. I am happy to run a class at a time to suit you.

I also keep a list of individuals who are interested, and then run a class on a Saturday morning, when there is a date that suits three or four people. These cost £30 per person.

Also, if enough people are interested, I sometimes run full day workshops for those who have some experience, who would like to make a larger piece, or who have a particular idea for a project. The price varies, depending on the number of people, and what they would like to do.

Classes in schools and elsewhere  

   school children making glass designsAs in the beginners' classes in my workshop, children use frit, confetti and stringers to make their designs. When working in primary schools, parents often help supervise, as I like the children to be able to experiment with texture as well as colour, which involves using a craft knife to cut kiln fibre. A ratio of one adult to about six children is fine. I fix the work with hairspray and take it to my workshop where I add the glass blanks and fire it.

Sometimes they each make a hanging to take home, sometimes they collaborate on a larger project for the school. Individual panels can be joined in the kiln, patchwork-fashion, to make a window or wall panel.

Please click here for more information and photos of fused glass projects in schools

Sometimes I also run classes at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey.