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This is an intensive workshop where you will learn comprehensive glass fusing and slumping skills.

Specifically you will learn:

  • Understanding glass fusing and slumping
  • Supplies and equipment
  • Fusable glass in all its forms
  • How to cut glass using mosaic cutters, free hand scorers and a glass
  • cutting system
  • The basic fusing process
  • Make your first fused glass pieces

Includes glass and all materials for the full-day workshop. In the morning you will make some small items (jewelry, coaster, small dish) in order to understand different firing outcomes. We have an hour lunch break - there are a lot of local restaurants so you can eat locally or bring your own lunch. In the afternoon you will make a piece 26cm x 26cm. This can be in the form of a flat art piece or a platter/dish. If you choose to make a larger item than what the course offers - or an additional item - you can do so but will be charged for the additional glass, materials and firing. The value of the pieces you will make is worth approximately $120 so this is a good value for money course. 

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. 

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What you will learn
  • Understanding the basics of glass fusing and slumping
  • Acquire skills and knowledge necessary to fuse glass
  • Make your first fused glass pieces
What you will get
  • You will know the basics of fusing glass
  • Make some small pieces to learn and then create your first glass artwork
  • Structured workshop, small class, practical hands-on workshop and attention from instructor

What to bring
  • A black sharpie, a silver sharpie, and a container to store your cut glass (does not need to be larger than 30cm long x 5cm deep – but whatever you have).
  • If possible spend a bit of time looking at fused glass pieces on the web. This will be helpful but not essential when designing your own pieces.
What to wear

Casual; closed shoes

Appropriate for

This course is targeted at people with no glass fusing skills or for someone with a little knowledge but no application. This will be a hands-on workshop.

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25 July 2018 • Glass Fusing Workshop for Beginners

Class was great, learnt a lot and really enjoyed the whole process. Meryl is a great teacher and very good at conveying her knowledge.


02 December 2017 • Glass Fusing Workshop for Beginners

This was a fantastic course and I enjoyed every minute of it! Merryl is a fantastic teacher, she is very knowledgeable and is happy to pass that knowledge on to her students. One of the things I really loved about this class was that all glass and equipment were included in the price. No requirement to buy tools and glass before I even new if I would enjoy it. I recommend this course to anyone that is thinking of getting into glass fusing.