Project Day sessions at
Vitreus Art
Work on your own projects in our studio

"Incredibly informative and inspiring" - class attendee

Our project days are a great way to develop your own ideas in glass (or other art forms) before investing in tools and creating a working space of your own.

If you've done some stained glass or fusing before and you'd like to gain more experience, work on your own designs, or just want to be creative in a supportive environment, our project days scheme is for you!

We invite you to rent a space in our studio, use our tools and materials (although you can always bring your own) and get making!
For just £40 per day you'll have access to a workbench and some storage space, our stained glass or glass fusing tools, lightbox, layout boards and all the facilities we use ourselves.
We'll even include a single firing in our kiln for glass fusers.

If you'd prefer to use our materials (glass, lead, solder, fusible glass, etc) we're happy to supply, charged at cost plus 5%. We'll keep a tally of what you use, and at the end of the day (or days) show you on our suppliers' websites what those materials cost; we pro-rata sheets of glass to the nearest half-sheet so you won't pay for what you haven't used!

If you'd like to bring your own materials (and we can advise where to get these from) then just bring them along and we'll make sure they're kept separate from our own.

Where a project is likely to take more than one day that's fine - we'll agree some extra dates to get your project finished - take as long as you need.

These project sessions are suitable for artists with some experience in the chosen artform; if you're a beginner we suggest you start with one of our fully tutored classes in stained glass or glass fusing.
Of course, there'll always be one of us on hand to offer advice, encouragement and handy tips but it's important to note our project days are supported, but not tutored.

Students have created large stained glass windows for their homes, fused glass panels, glass jewellery, garden glass panels, textile sculptures, glass art for indoors and much more on project days here at Wakefield Country Courtyard.

Our project days are ideal if:

  • You have a project of your own design you'd like to make
  • You've done some stained glass or glass fusing and want to practice your skills
  • You'd like to do more art but don't have a suitable workspace
  • You're considering investing in glass work tools but want to make sure you'll get the best use of them
  • You prefer to work in a gallery-studio space and you'd benefit from the inspiration around you

How the scheme works:

  • Agree your day(s) in advance with Jenny in the studio and plan your project with our guidance
  • Bring at least 2 copies of your design as the nearest photocopying larger than A4 is off site
  • Use our tools and facilities, ask for advice if you need it, enjoy being creative!
  • At the end of your project we'll work out your materials costs if applicable and you can pay for all the days and materials used then
  • Project sessions are held on days when we don't have other classes running - usually during the week but Sundays are often possible too
  • For fusing projects, the first kiln firing is included in the cost; subsequent firings are available at £5 per firing (for example, with glass slumping projects)

Tea, coffee, biscuits (and frequently cakes) are all included, and you're welcome to to bring your lunch and keep it in our fridge.

 

How to book your project day or days

Please contact Jenny in the gallery (01327 810320) or jenny@vitreusart.co.uk to agree dates and to discuss your design. If particular materials are required we'll discuss ordering these too.

If kiln firings are required we'll work out in advance when the kiln will be ready to accept your masterpieces!
Our class bookings terms and conditions are here.

 

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.
Latterly Jenny has added glass applique, glass fusing and candle-making to her range of talents!
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.

 

More information


A stained glass leaded window being createdSally making a leaded window for her home
A fused glass project using frits and a slump mould
Building up a glass dish which will be fused and then slumped in our kilnCutting the glass for two stained glass windowsHilary cutting the glass for two windows during a project day
Fused glass in the kiln
Fused glass masterpieces after the kiln has cooled