Glass Fusing Garden Mushrooms - afternoon workshop

"The course was really interesting and would recommend to others ." - Sue

Make a pair of colourful fused glass mushrooms on this fun afternoon workshop

On this workshop you'll create two fused glass garden mushrooms like the ones we sell in the gallery. You'll also gain an insight in to some of the basics of glass fusing - a gentle introduction to a craft many of our students have gone on to enjoy developing in their own home.

You'll learn how to cut circles in glass, which you'll then decorate with coloured crushed glass (known as frit) before placing in the kiln. Each mushroom will need two firings - the first to fuse together two layers, melting your coloured frit inside, and the second drape over a mould to create the mushroom shape.

We'll then use the 'frit slurry' method to decorate these mushrooms - a fun and loose way to add colour to fused glass. And you'll have the option to manipulate your frits a little like tie-dyeing for a very groovy, loose effect!

When your mushrooms (which Jenny prefers to call 'toadstools'!) have been fired twice we'll attach the copper pipe to the inside; the weatherproof resin we use can take a few days to set fully so your mushrooms will be ready to collect around 7-10 days after the class.

Once finished your toadstools or mushrooms can be planted outside - but it's probably a good idea to bring them in during the coldest parts of the year.

The course cost of £85 inc VAT per person includes:

  • Enough clear glass to cut 4 circles for two mushrooms
  • Clear and coloured fusible glass frit to make your frit slurry, copper pipe fittings to complete
  • Use of all tools and apron
  • Refreshments during the workshop
  • Maximum class size 5 people for individual attention
  • Both kiln firings
  • All your work to keep, after all firings are complete
  • Afternoon session runs from 14.00 to 17.30 (approx)
  • Classes run at our Northants studio near Towcester

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2022 Classes

  • Friday 15th July - Fused Glass Mushrooms PM session - sorry, fully booked
  • Thursday 4th August - Fused Glass Mushrooms PM session - 4 places remaining
  • Friday 14th October - Fused Glass Mushrooms PM session - 3 places remaining
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Mushroom circles with frit slurry applied - ready for the first firing
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