Glass Fusing Pebble Bowl - a special occasional evening course

"Excellent. Course delivered in an interesting and informative manner - very inspiring!." - Gail

Pebble Bowl Slumped Glass Fusing over three evenings - creating beautiful glass forms with texture, for beginners and those with some glass fusing experience.

On this workshop you'll learn how to create a beautiful, textured fused glass pebble bowl like the bowls you may have admired at the studio. This course takes place over three evenings on consecutive weeks to allow for multiple kiln firings in between.

Over three evenings you'll learn about different kinds of fusing, gain an insight into the kiln firing processes (going far beyond basic full fuse programmes you may have used yourself) and create your own colourful pebble bowl.

If you've enjoyed learning the basics of glass fusing on one of our other fusing classes, this is a fascinating next step for your new fused glass addiction!

On the first session you'll use fusible glass, frits, bubble powders and more to create the coloured fused sheets that will become the 'pebbles'. These will be fired later that evening; we'll discuss the different firing schedules required for each stage.

On the second session you'll smash up the fused sheets you created before (!) to make rough nuggets that will then be fired again to form smooth random pebbles for your bowl. You'll then lay these out on the kiln bed to make a range of differently shaped pieces for an exciting 3d piece!
You'll also prepare your shaped mould with kiln-wash primer so it'll be ready for the following week's final fusing session.

On the final session you'll create your eventual bowl design in your mould for the final tack firing. After firing your amazing bowl will be ready to collect and admire!

This class will encourage you to create your own further multi-stage fused glass designs, and teach you more sophisticated fused glass construction techniques.
The skills you've learned on our beginner's fusing class will come in handy here, although this workshop is suitable for beginners too!

The course cost of £180 inc VAT per person includes:

  • Fusible glass sheets for the basis of your projects
  • Clear and coloured fusible glass frit, enamel pens and more to make your project
  • Use of all tools and apron
  • Refreshments during the evening
  • Maximum class size 3 people for individual attention
  • All 3 kiln firings and info sheet on the processes used
  • All your work to keep, after all firings are complete
  • Eligibility for our Project Days Programme
  • Class runs from 7pm to 9pm (approx) at our Northants studio

How to book your place

If you're ready to book, 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 by contacting us.
Our class bookings terms and conditions are here.

2020 Classes

  • Wednesday 1st, 8th, 15th July from 7pm to 9pm - Pebble Bowl Fusing - sorry, fully booked
  • Wednesday 2nd, 9th, 16th September from 7pm to 9pm - Pebble Bowl Fusing - 1 place remaining
  • More dates coming - join our mailing list to receive updates or contact us to arrange a midweek class for 1-3 students

 

 

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Laying the fused nuggets in to the mould ready for the final firing

What attendees have said about our classes:

"Surprising how much can be achieved in just one day - thank you!"

"Well constructed, good pace and very satisfying. Really enjoyable day and much recommended."

"I wouldn't consider myself at all artistic but I found this great fun"

"Loved it and cannot wait to come again ."