Beginners Glass Fusing Day

Come and join Sarah for a day of learning new skills and techniques to create a wall hanging or set of 4 coasters. You will learn techniques such as Glass Cutting, Transferring Designs, Decorative Techniques, Colouring and Fusing. Sarah will show you how to hand draw onto glass and also how to use frits. Don’t worry if you aren’t sure what you would like to make we can work together to come up with a design.

Just £85 for the day, inclusive of materials, tea, coffee and most importantly homemade cake! Classes start at 10am and are usually finished by 4pm – depending on how long it takes you to finish your masterpieces! Once you have made your creations they will need to be fired in the kiln, and will be ready for collection the following week – or I can send them to you for Postage and Packaging.

This class is suitable for anyone over the age of 14, however under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. Sturdy, closed toe shoes must be worn, e.g.: trainers, as unfortunately without them you will not be able to take part.

6 Week Course

Beginner

Join me for a 6 week beginners course to learn a range of different techniques you can use in fused glass. Over the first 4 weeks I will teach you 4 different techniques and the final 2 weeks we will create a final piece where you can use your new skills learnt over the past few weeks.  You will have many different pieces to take home and show off of your new found hobby!

The 6 weeks cost £200 for tuition, most materials(plenty to complete the course, but there are some upgrade options) tea, coffee and homemade biscuits.

This course is ideal for complete beginners or those who have previously attended another class but would like to learn more.

Intermediate

Starting in September 2020! I will be running an intermediate course where you can learn further skills in glass fusing. More details will be coming soon! Drop me an email to sarah@s-brown.co.uk to join my mailing list and be first to know about this new course!

Glass Club

Have you already been fusing for a little bit? Maybe you have a kiln at home? Or you’ve been on a course already, and now have some project ideas of your own? Well Glass Club is for you!

Join other likeminded people who have fallen in love with glass fusing and complete your own projects with my assistance as and when you need it. Complete projects or bring things you’d like to trouble shoot.

This class is run termly and is on Tuesdays, the morning session is 10 til 12.30, afternoon 2 til 4.30 and evening 7 til 9.30. Classes are charged at £25 per session when booked as the full term. Sometimes I have space to book per session. This is £32 per class.

Glass Club doesn’t include materials as everyone will want different things, but we use Bullseye and there is plenty to purchase from the studio, or add to the joint order that I will put in regularly. Cost includes tuition, homemade goodies, and shared standard firing, if you need something more specific this is possible we can discuss options, and costs.

Seasonal Glass Fusing Classes

Over the course of the year I hold a number of seasonal glass fusing classes. Join me for these short courses and make something unique for your home.

I have courses for Easter, Christmas, Halloween, Guy Fawkes Night and Summer themes. Also for Mother’s and Father’s Day come along with your children to make something unique for the special day.

Coming Up:

Make a Wave Class – On the 22nd March and 3rd May between 10 and 12.30 join me to make a glass wave. I will show you how to create a beautiful textured wave and how to add the foam on the break. While you are making these you will also get to enjoy some homebred goodies and a cuppa. This class is £50 per person. Each student will be able to create a wave that can either be hung, displayed on the wall (fixings will be available to purchase) or standing in a stand. All materials, tuition, homemade biscuits and tea and coffee will be included.

Beach Hut Frame Class – Join me and learn a bit about glass fusing whilst making your own Beach Hut inspired piece. The piece will be 23 x 23cm and the frame is included in the fee! I will teach you how to use enamel on glass and customise your own beach hut design or – use some of my ideas (I won’t tell!) This class is £45 per person and is on the 3rd May 1.30 – 4pm.

Coming Later in the Year:

Fireworks Display Glass Frame – Come along and make your own firework display that won’t disappear in a flash! Learn a new technique in glass fusing and make a striking piece.

Christmas Fusing Classes – There is a range of fusing classes coming up this year – come along to one, two or how about all of them! We will be doing the popular Glass Wreaths, and new for this year Reindeers, Penguins and Puds class, Christmas Trees and Mistletoe or Snowy Scenes. Each class uses different techniques so you can mix is up a bit! Suitable for beginners and those who have had a go at glass fusing before. Also new for this year, I will be holding full day festive fusing classes, so do check the dates to see what they entail!

Glass as a Canvas

Love painting and drawing? Why not explore creating your own artwork on glass. I ran this course whilst out in Japan exhibiting my work, it was a lovely day and something I would love to share here in the UK. Throughout the day I will share my inspirations and why I love to use glass as my canvas. I will include some demonstrations of how I work and also show you a range of my own work.

We will head out in the morning to gather inspiration from the local area of Tewkesbury, looking around the town, along the riverside and the nearby countryside. Upon our return to the studio I will do a demonstration of range of techniques that can be used to transfer your ideas to the glass. You will then have time to develop your sketches and then create your final piece throughout the afternoon. At the end of the day your pieces will then be fired ready for collection the following week.

The course costs £95 and includes materials for the day, tea, coffee and homemade cake. You are welcome to bring your own drawing materials and a camera too if that is how you like to gather your inspiration. The course runs from 9am to approximately 5pm.

Weekend Course

Come and join me on my Pattern and Patch weekend where I will show a number of techniques to create patterns on glass. We will make several different pieces on the first day which will be fired overnight ready to use to create your very own glass patchwork the following day. You will need some cutting skills to be able to do this course as cutting will be required on the second day to create your final piece.

This course gives you the chance to explore the possibilities of creating your very own glass to use in projects and begin to explore ways to play with colour, transparency and texture on the glass. We will be using Bullseye Glass for this class and I will have a range of colours in stock for you to use – however if you have your own colour palette you would like to use, please contact me so I can advise you what you will need.

The course costs £150 for the weekend running from 10 – 4pm each day. The course will include materials, tuition, tea, coffee and homemade cake.