Frequently Asked Questions
What to Wear
When coming to any glass fusing class, you will need to wear flat closed toe shoes – flip flops/ heels are not allowed into the studio. Trainers are perfect! You should also wear clothes that are either old or not precious as the studio can be dusty and you may get a little messy. You could also bring an apron if you wish. Please tie long hair back. Also, bring a jumper or some layers, as sometimes the studio can get a little chilly. I will provide safety glasses and protective wear should it be necessary for your class, you are welcome to bring your own safety glasses/ equipment should you have them.
What to Bring
For most classes, unless stated, you do not need to bring anything with you. But if you have some ideas, please do bring them along for us to discuss the possibilities. You may want to bring your own a notebook and camera to document what you get up to. And if you have your own tools you are welcome to bring them with you too.
Can I use any glass?
We use specific glass within the classes, as each type of glass has different properties. If you wish to bring your own glass for your own projects, please contact me as this may incur additional firing costs, and restrictions due to incompatibility issues.
What is Glass Fusing?
Firing and Collection
Do you Have Any Restrictions?
Glass Fusing is suitable for many ages. For my open classes available on the website, students must be aged 14 or over, and under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult. If you have younger children, I would love to discuss the options with you as I can adapt techniques so they are suitable for little fingers. These classes will be held as private sessions for the group which will need to be accompanied by participating adults. I can’t wait to discuss the options!
My studio is on the ground floor, so nice and easy to access, if you have any mobility issues, please do contact me so we can discuss any additional requirements I can help you with.
Refreshments and Lunch
Tea, Coffee and water will be available throughout the day. But please feel free to bring specific milk/ your favourite non alcoholic drink if there is something you’d prefer. I provide cake/ treat for most classes, these do not include nuts, but I cannot guarantee that they don’t contain traces and am unable to cater for allergies. For classes where there is a lunch break, please bring your own lunch, or I can recommend a lovely independent café in Tewkesbury that you will have time to visit.
Do you have Parking?
Yes, I do. You are able to park in the car park out the front of the building. This is at your own risk, and on a first come first served basis. It is a shared car park, so there is no guarantee a space will be available. There are side roads not far from the studio should the car park be full – however this isn’t usually an issue.