Fused Glass Sunflower Workshop for Beginners
Glass Fusing workshops with Roger Loxton

"An inspirational course ." - June

Fused Glass Sunflower - make your own brightly coloured glass Sunflower window art approx 23cm across on this 2-day workshop suitable for beginners.

Discover the pleasures of glass fusing while making your own colourful sunflower glass art - ready to hang in your window.
The materials and tools needed to create your own sunflower are all provided, with enough time to make a piece like the ones shown.

You'll be using coloured and clear fusible glass and coloured glass frit to make your sunflower, and learn how to cut glass, as well as the basics of kiln operation along the way!

The course is structured as 2 days, allowing time to fuse the centre section overnight and for full assembly on day 2.
On day one you'll learn how to cut circles in glass (for the centre section) and how to apply frit, ready for your circle section to go in to the kiln.
You'll then learn how to cut the 48 petal sections from 3 different colours of amber glass.

On day two you'll finish cutting the petals, and begin to assemble your sunflower using the centre circle section fresh from the kiln. We've allowed plenty ot time for this important step as the appearance of your sunflower depends on getting this stage right!
If time allows you'll be ablke to make an additional fused glass flower for your garden, like ones we sell in the gallery.

After firing you'll be able to collect your sunflower - you're now ready to enjoy your art at home!

This class will give you a brief introduction to glass cutting, tack fusing, including the differences between the types of glass you can fuse with, and some of the essentials of kiln operation and is suitable for all levels, especially beginners.

The 2-day course cost of £285 inc VAT includes:

  • All the coloured glass, frit and other materials needed to make your sunflower
  • Use of all tools, apron, goggles and other protective gear
  • Lunch & Refreshments during the class
  • Maximum class size 4 people
  • Your sunflower to collect after firing in the kiln (2-3 days)
  • Optional Fused Glass Flower project if time allows
  • Written notes on the workshop with basic firing details for future projects
  • Eligibility for our Project Day Programme
  • Class runs from 10-30 to (approx) 5pm each day at our Northants studio just outside Towcester

How to book your place on our Fused Glass Sunflower 2-day Workshop

If you're ready to book, select the session you prefer and make your booking - debit / credit cards and PayPal accepted . We can also take personal bookings in our studio.
All bookings are subject to our class bookings Terms And Conditions.

We've updated our workshops-related COVID-19 fact sheet - find it here.
If you have any questions or concerns get in touch and we'll do our best to help.

2022 Classes

    Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th September - Fused Glass Sunflower Workshop - 2 places remaining
  • Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th November - Fused Glass Sunflower Workshop - 3 places remaining
  • More dates coming for 2023 - join our mailing list to receive updates or contact us to arrange a midweek class for up to 4 students
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Watch Roger Loxton introduce this workshop....

 

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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.

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Make your own Fused Glass Sunflower on this workshop with Vitreus ArtA finished fused glass sunflower - ready to enjoy at home!
Learn to cut glass including circles before assembling your fused glass sunflower

First step - learn how to cut the circles for the centre section Learn the basics of glass fusing  on this fun workshop at Vitreus ArtCutting the coloured petals for your flower
Make your own Fused Glass Sunflower on this workshop with Vitreus Art
Beginning to assemble the petals....!
Learn about glass fusing while making your own colourful sunflower at Vitreus Art
...but not until the centre section is in place!

More information

We pride ourselves on creating a fun, stimulating and supportive environment for you to enjoy discovering new skills. Our one day classes are suitable for anyone over 18.
With small class sizes you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class. And remember - everything you make, you take home!

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What attendees have said about our classes:

"A very enjoyable day and very good tuition."

"Well structured, would recommend to anyone even if you're not artistic "

"I've never taken a class like this before but really enjoyed it..."

"Very well presented, clear answers to all questions "

"This is my third class and I can't wait for the next one..."