Beginners Fused Glass Lantern Class

Decorate your own lantern with fused glass panels in just
one day!

"...a perfect introduction to glass from a master artist and teacher. " - Nik

This one-day class will introduce you to the basics of glass tack fusing and you'll make your own coloured 28cm high lantern!

One-day glass fusing beginners lantern class for up to 5 people

The class begins with a discussion of the concept of glass tack fusing (sometimes called contour fusing), discussing common issues and a review of the materials you'll use.

You may like to come up with some basic design ideas, or we can help you on the day.
There'll be a wide range of glass frit, glass noodles and enamel pens for you to create your lantern glass panels from.

You'll be creating 4 decorated glass panels to replace the plain glass supplied with the lantern.
The glass panels will be fused as a single layer of fusible glass at around 750 deg.C, retaining the texture of the frit and other glass materials you use to make your design.

Lunch is taken at the nearby ARTea Rooms at 12-30.

As the panels for your lantern need to be kiln-fired overnight and allowed to cool slowly, we'll contact you when fired so you can collect. We'll show you how to assemble the glass panels in to the lantern.

Your lantern is suitable for use with a block candle, a tealight or battery-operated nightlight.

Tack fusing is fast becoming a popular art form and this class will give you an inspiring introduction to the exciting world of fused glass!

The course cost of £130 (£135 in 2020) includes:

  • All glass frit and materials and your lantern
  • Use of tools and protective gear
  • Refreshments during the day and lunch at the ARTea Rooms
  • 2 tutors, maximum class size 5 people
  • Your lantern to take home once fired
  • Eligibility for our Project Day Programme
  • Class runs from 10-30 to (approx) 5pm

How to book your place

If you're ready to book, choose the date you prefer and use the PayPal buttons to make your booking. You can pay by card or PayPal. We can also take bookings in the studio or you can buy this class as an emailable gift voucher.
Our class bookings terms and conditions are here.
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Dates Available - 2019

  • Saturday 14th Sept - Tack Fusing Glass Lanterns for Beginners - 1 place remaining
  • Friday 11th Oct - Tack Fusing Glass Lanterns for Beginners - 3 places remaining
  • Sunday 27th Oct - Tack Fusing Glass Lanterns for Beginners - 2 places remaining
  • Tuesday 12th Nov - Tack Fusing Glass Lanterns for Beginners - 2 places remaining
  • Sunday 1st Dec - Tack Fusing Glass Lanterns for Beginners - 2 places remaining
  • Midweek classes can be arranged - contact us to find out more
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Dates Available - 2020

  • Saturday 7th March - Tack Fusing Glass Lanterns for Beginners - 5 places remaining
  • Midweek classes can be arranged - contact us to find out more
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More information

Our classes are suitable for anyone over 16, although we do advise that anyone with a medical condition that limits their hand strength or control contact us before booking to discuss.
With a maximum of 5 students and two tutors you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class, and a fun experience you'll remember for a long time.

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What attendees have said about our classes:

"Should be made available on NHS for its impact on well-being!"

"Great day to spend relaxing and being creative"

"Fantastic course. I am a complete beginner to any arts and crafts and I managed to achieve a finished product I am proud of."

 

 

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