Carole has been running Fused Class Workdays since September 2018, at her studio in Hemingford Grey and they providing to be very popular :)
Each workshop is designed for beginners/improvers to learn new skills and techniques in a friendly rural setting in a small class (to ensure you get lots of individual tuition).
During the day, you will learn the basic aspects of glass fusing - how to cut glass, about the different types and qualities of fusing glass, firing schedules and be encouraged to create your masterpiece. You will be able to make one or two fused glass pieces (e.g. small wave/curve, coaster, small dish or suncatcher or piece of jewellery).
All tools and glass will be provided. You may have your own creative ideas, if not, I have sample projects/ideas you can try.
Each glass piece will need to be fired in the kiln for 24 hours to fuse the glass and if a shape is required (wave/curve/dish) the piece will need to be fired again for 24 hours to slump (additional £5 charge for slumping) and additional £5 for jewellery findings and glue. Your glass pieces will be available for collection 7 to 10 days after the workshop.
The workshops will run from 10:00am to 4:00pm, at a lovely new location at the The Lodge Flower & Craft School, The Lodge, Hemingford Grey House, Church Street, Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire PE28 9DF during the building work to my studio. There will be breaks for tea, coffee, cordial and yummy cake/biscuits (provided and baked by Carole) and lunch (please bring packed lunch or book a workshop lunch for £12 provided at the Lodge). Cost of the workshop will be £75 (plus £5 if slumping required and/or £5 for findings and glue for jewellery).
You just need to bring your enthusiasm, closed in shoes and packed lunch (or book a workshop lunch for £12).
Available Workday Dates 2020
ALL WORKSHOPS POSTPONED
Dates to be rescheduled
Contact Carole at
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01480 464817 to book a workshop . £20 deposit required to secure your place at any workshop. 7 days notice is required for cancellation or change of date. If you and a friend or few would like to attend your OWN workshop, contact Carole to arrange a convenient date.
Gift vouchers available (redeemable against cost of piece of glass art or a fused glass workshop.
Recent Student Reviews:
"Thanks Carole for a fabulous day. Great fun, and really interesting to do the 2 quite different pieces" Janice
"What a lovely day. Started out with getting to know my fellow students over a cup of coffee then into the studio. I hadn’t realised that there were so many different sorts of glass. Carole soon had us practising cutting and it was a great sense of achievement when your glass “cracked” in exactly the right place. Practise over it was decision time – what do I want to do? Lots of ideas floating about and some inspirational books on hand to help in the decision process. Then it was time to get down to serious business of cutting the glass for real and putting the design together. There was a lot of help available not only on how to use the tools, but also on how to achieve what it was that I thought I wanted to do. By the end of day I had made a couple of pieces that were sat in the kiln waiting to be fired, a great sense of achievement. It was a brilliant day with lots of chatter and laughter along with the inspiration – oh and there was some lovely cakes along with the tea and coffee. Thank you Carole – I really enjoyed it." And she just loved her finished pieces: Denise
It was a very enjoyable and informative introduction to glass fusion - in a short time you are at the work bench cutting glass & designing your first piece of glasswork fantastic !! Gordon
Thank you so much for a lovely day, I really enjoyed it and can't wait for the next one Jane
Your workshop was fun, enlighting and completely absorbing. Chris
I recently attended Carole’s Glass Fusing workshop with two friends and we thoroughly enjoyed everything about the day. I do not see myself as artistic and whilst I thought my idea was a bit ambitious for a novice, Carole did not dampen my enthusiasm and with her encouragement and light-touch guidance during the day I managed to create something I was proud of. Carole made the whole day a delightful experience, she was welcoming and friendly and happy to share her knowledge freely. I would definitely recommend this day for anyone interested in learning a new skill in a fun and relaxed way. We will be returning for an Improver’s workshop next year; lookout Carole, I have another challenge for you as I already know what I want to create JThanks for a great experience.Gill, Godmanchester
Last week I went to a workshop that brought back a love of creating that has been missing in my life the last few years
had such fun making a Christmas light holder and I can't wait til the next chance of going to another of Carole's workshops,I recommend it !!!! Joyce
Some examples of my student's wonderful work
More workshops to follow, including copper foiling and mosaics with glass
5 Gore Tree Road, Hemingford Grey, Cambs PE28 9BP
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