Glass Fusing Weekend Course -
Turning Up The Heat
Learn a variety of fused glass techniques in 2 days - suitable for those who've done some fusing before

"Very well thought out and very Covid friendly!" - Carol

Our 'Turning Up the Heat' course is a great way to develop your fusing skills with time to make several projects within a structure created for anyone who's done some basic fusing already.
The course will boost your essential technical skills and expand your understanding of the materials used in fusing. You'll also learn about kiln operation and firing schedules.

With a maximum of 4 students you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class.

2 days - Glass Fusing weekend course for up to 4 people

The course structure is divided into several sessions, each covering key techniques.

Session 1 - Learn how to cut glass accurately, including cutting opaque fusible glass - a valuable skill for fusers advancing beyond using just frits and powders

Session 2 - Looking at design of fusing projects, covering which materials can be used where in a design, and how placement of your fusible materials affects the end result.

Session 3 - Create three projects:

  • Create a piece to be slumped using the tack fusing technique
  • Create a piece to be draped using the tack fusing technique
  • Create a piece using solid sections of glass, sitting next to each other

Day Two:

Session 4 - Overview of Kilns, moulds, and how to prepare each

Session 5 - Creating card stencils for a screen-printed fused project and then making your screen-printed design using fusible glass powders

Session 6 - Create a kiln-carved piece using stencils and and fibre paper

Session 7 - Discuss firing schedules, key elements of kiln programming and the importance of correct annealing

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

The course cost of £285 per person includes:

  • All materials required
  • Full tuition throughout
  • Use of tools and protective gear
  • Lunch and Refreshments during the course
  • Maximum class size 4 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 10.30am on day one to 5pm on day two with breaks for lunch at our Northants studio

How to book your place - Glass Fusing Weekend Course

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.

2022 Glass Fusing Weekend Courses

  • Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th February 2022 - sorry, fully booked
  • Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June 2022 - 4 places remaining
  • Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November 2022 - 4 places remaining
  • More weekend course dates will be released later in 2022 - join our mailing list to receive updates directly

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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 how to use moulds for slumping.....
Glass Fusing weekend course with Vitreus Art - slumoing, fusing, screen printing, moulds kilns and more
...and formers for draping, as used to make these tealight holders
Glass Fusing weekend course with Vitreus Art - slumoing, fusing, screen printing, moulds kilns and more
Discover how to use stencils and screen-prints for fine fused details
Glass Fusing weekend course with Vitreus Art - slumoing, fusing, screen printing, moulds kilns and more
Develop your understanding of firing schedules and kiln programming

What attendees have said about our classes:

" I love your courses - that is why I keep coming back!"

"Brilliant, totally enjoyable and easy to follow instruction "

"Great day….extremely satisfied with terrific teachers who were tremendous. Thanks Guys!"

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