Glass Fusing for Beginners
One day workshop with Vitreus Art- Fusion/Inclusion

"Excellent course, inspiring and educational!." - Andrew, Class attendee

Discover the world of glass fusing on our one-day introduction we call 'Fusion/Inclusion'
Make your own fused glass art using coloured frits, metal wires and foils, stencils and other 'inclusions' - with no glass cutting required!

On this class you will learn about the fusing process, the basics of glass compatibility, use of coloured frits and other incusion materials.
You will also get a glimpse in to how we'll use our kiln to fire your pieces!

Using pre-cut clear glass you will add different colours of glass frit, copper wire, tin foil, etc to one layer of glass – these inclusions will then be enclosed beneath a second layer, creating a glass sandwich, ready to be fused in the kiln!

You will have the opportunity to make either 3 wall or window hanging pieces or 6 coaster sized pieces. You are welcome to bring sketches, ideas, or internet pages to use as your design elements. Most importantly bring an open mind!

As the firing takes many hours, your pieces will be available to collect a few days after the course. Alternatively we can post your pieces for a small extra charge.

On the day
The class starts at 10-30 am with health & safety guidelines; please a little before to allow for introductions and a hot drink.
The class ends at around 5pm, but don’t worry - we won’t send you home until all your glass pieces are ready to go in to the kiln!

The course cost includes:

  • Starter materials including fusible glass, frit and other inclusions
  • A selection of starter ideas (or please bring your own ideas!)
  • Use of tools and apron
  • Refreshments during the day
  • Lunch at the nearby ARTea Rooms
  • Maximum class size 5 people
  • Eligibility for our Project Day Programme
  • All your work to take home (after firing!)
  • Class runs from 10-30am to 5pm approximately.

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.
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Glass Fusing Fusion-Inclusion takes place at Vitreus Art @ Wakefield, 5 miles north of Milton Keynes on these dates;

2019 Classes

  • Weds 2nd October - Fusion-Inclusion for beginners £130 - 2 places available
  • Sat 5th October - Fusion-Inclusion for beginners £130 - 2 places available
  • Sat 16th Nov - Fusion-Inclusion for beginners £130 - 1 place available
  • Sat 14th Dec - Fusion-Inclusion for beginners £130 - 3 places available
  • Midweek classes can be run for 1-3 attendees - contact us to arrange

 

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2020 Classes

  • Sunday 22nd March - Fusion-Inclusion for beginners £130 - 5 places available
  • Midweek classes can be run for 1-3 attendees - contact us to arrange
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About Vitreus Art

Vitreus Art is Jenny Timms and Mike Caddy - glass artists, course providers, and proprietors of Vitreus Art @ Wakefield.
Jenny is an accomplished glass artist who loves to share her passion for all glass art forms with students and visitors to the gallery.
Mike has developed a specialism in traditional leaded stained glass and the creation of 3d glass work.

Together, the pair pride themselves on their friendly and supportive teaching style and in running inspiring courses for all levels.

Fused glass coasters made by a Vitreus Art student Superbly detailed work on a beginner's fusing class Learn the basics of glass fusing with Vitreus ArtLearn about the principles of fusing and kiln operation Design and make your own fused glss artCreate up to 6 fused coasters with your own designs...Make several pieces of fused glass art to enjoy at home
...or make 3 window or wall hanging pieces approx 20cm long
Use glass frits and powers and inclusions on this one-day beginners course Abby made these coasters using frits, mica particles, noodles and fine glass powders

What attendees have said about our classes:

"Fab - really engrossing time and made to feel v. welcome."

"Perfect way to spend a day! Friendly tuition, very helpful with colours and design."

"...was inspired. Amazing. Thank you."

"A great day, well spent!"

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