Glass Fusing Intensive Evening Course - 6 sessions
Learn a variety of fused glass techniques in 6 evenings - suitable for beginners and up

"A really well planned and researched class, a great learning experience!" - Cate

Our 6-session evening course is a great introduction to a whole range of glass fusing techniques, with time to make a number of projects.
The course will give you essential technical skills and an understanding of the materials used in fusing, plus some knowledge of kiln operation and firing schedules.

If you've already done some fusing, you'll find a wealth of more advanced techniques on offer too!

This course introduces you to the key glass fusing concepts, allow you scope to design your own projects, and results in a number of finished pieces you'll be proud of!
With a maximum of 5 students and two tutors you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class.

6 evenings - Glass Fusing Intensive evening course for up to 5 people

The course structure dedicates the first three evenings to each of several important inital types of glass fusing.
The following 3 sessions can be used to develop your own projects, building on the methods and materials learned at the start. This is a fully tutored course, with course notes and kiln schedules provided.

Session 1 - Make some simple fused glass pieces using frits, inclusions and enamels; learn the basics of firing and compatibility.

Session 2 - Make one or more tack-fused art pieces; learn how to cut glass and use this skill to make a fused piece with cut glass shapes as well as the materials used in week 1.
We'll give you some glass cutting exercises to complete once we've taught you the basics and then you'll cut the glass for your project. Learn more about firing schedules.

Session 3 - You'll use moulds to learn about slumping or draping, learning about 3d fused forms and more about how glass behaves when fired at different temperatures.

During the first 3 sessions we'll help you decide what you'd like to make on the next 3 sessions.

Sessions 4, 5, 6 - Over these 3 weeks you'll have a choice of what to create, using the methods learnt over the proceeding 3 weeks. We'll help you decide, and plan your project(s), and identify the materials you'll need.
There will be a small additional charge for materials for your projects. This should be no more than £30 - £40, depending on the size and complexity of your projects.

Some ideas of projects you could consider for weeks 4-6:

  • Fused Flowers - learn how to create petal designs which can be fused in to a flower shape, and about slumping and moulds
  • Bendy Glass - learn about slumping and moulds
  • Pictures - let your arty side come out, and include a wide range of potential materials and techniques
  • A Pebble or textured bowl - learn about using broken and crushed glass to fuse in to a mould
  • Pebble Art - learn about inclusions, making pebbles, and advanced tack fusing
  • Wish Stick window hangings - experiment with a huge range of frits, powders, bubble paints, metals, micas, enamels and noodles
  • A Clock - learn how to incorporate cut coloured sections and tack-fused components in to a functional clock; learn how to drill holes in glass
  • Dammed tack fused shapes - learn how to use dam moulds with crushed glass to control your fused shapes
We have created this course structure to allow for flexibility because we all work at different rates.

Throughout the course we'll add in more background about fusing and the craft of glass work for your interest.

Our aim is for you to enjoy the course, learn more about making fused glass art than our 1-day classes can include and take home a number of beautiful pieces of fused glass of your own design!

The course cost of £210 per person includes:

  • All materials for the first 3 weeks
  • Cost of additional materials for your own projects on weeks 4-6 not likely to be more than £30-40 for larger projects, less for smaller projects
  • Full tuition throughout
  • Use of tools and protective gear
  • Refreshments during the evenings
  • 2 tutors, maximum class size 5 people
  • Info pack to keep with information on glass and tools used, kiln schedules used, plus reminders on techniques - emailed as PDF
  • All your work to take home after firing
  • Eligibility for our Project Day Programme with preferrential prices for project firings
  • Class runs from 6-45pm to 9pm at our Northants studio (earlier or later by arrangement)

How to book your place - Glass Fusing Intensive Evening Courses

If you're ready to book, choose the course starting 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,
Our class bookings terms and conditions are here.

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.

2021 Glass Fusing Intensive Evening Courses

June-July course - This course takes place on these Wednesdays at 6-45pm: sorry, fully booked

  • Weds 9th June
  • Weds 16th June
  • Weds 23rd June
  • Weds 30th June
  • Weds 7th July
  • Weds 14th July

Sept - Oct - This course takes place on these Thursdays at 6-45pm: 4 places remaining

  • Thurs 2nd Sept
  • Thurs 9th Sept
  • Thurs 16th Sept
  • Thurs 23rd Sept
  • Thurs 30th Sept
  • Thurs 7th Oct

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About Vitreus Art

Vitreus Art is Jenny Timms and Mike Caddy - glass artists, course providers, and proprietors of Vitreus Art @ Bell Plantation, near Towcester.
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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Learn to cut glass shapes for a tack fused project on week 2
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Design and make your own glass art like student Maureen did

 



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