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Beginners guide to glass fusing

See course details, dates, costs, tutors & stories from students below
Glass fusing skills
COURSE DETAILS

Glass artist Verity Pulford will guide you through the fundamental processes of creating fused glass. Using bullseye glass, you will learn about cutting and grinding, creating and using stencils, and painting using Glassline pens.

Verity is offering a variety of single day fused glass courses in 2024 during which you can make coasters and slump formed bowls, or landscape images in panels or curves on the dates below.

You will take away the knowledge required to begin fusing independently and leave with 1 or 2 finished pieces. Your pieces will need to be fired & then collected or posted.

Verity is offering another single day course making framed pictures in which you will combine fusing and etching techniques 

as well as some half day courses in the winter months

making seasonal lanterns and decorations. 

Learn how to use frit in glass fusing
DATES

15 June 2024

Fused glass bowls and coasters

16 June 2024

Fused glass landscapes in curves or panels

Why not choose one, or both

Glass fusing course with Verity Pulford
COSTS

£130 - 15 June 

£150 - 16 June

plus approx £60 

for glass & accessories and kiln firing costs

depending on what you make payable on the day

 

Tea, coffee and simple lunch included in your course price.

 

We also offer accommodation & evening meals

Click here to see what we offer

This course is aimed at adults, aged 18yrs + and is suitable for beginners to those with some experience

Verity Pulford glass artist
YOUR TUTOR

Verity Pulford is a glass artist in rural North Wales. She is fascinated by light, its magical qualities and the atmosphere it can create, the way it moves through glass, reflects, creates shadows.​

She is particularly interested and influenced by the cataloguing of nature - from natural history artefacts, early cyanotypes, x-rays, microscopic images and botanical drawings. She also likes to combine techniques- cast, pate de verre, kiln-formed, painted, etched and also found natural materials in her work. She plays with ideas of magical realism- creating her own forms inspired by or combining different plants and organisms.

Verity has a 1st class BA Hons in Architectural Glass and is a qualified Art teacher. Her work sells in galleries across the UK. She makes artworks to commission & is a member of The Guild of Makers in Wales.

Stories from our students
Craft courses, classes and workshops in north Wales
We had a fabulous time on our glass fusing weekend. Verity was really knowledgeable and very easy going. We were novices but she had lots of ideas to help us out and a wide range of products to choose from. Wernog Wood is a stunning place, perfect for workshops and in such a beautiful setting. The food was lovely, the facilities fabulous, and we were made to feel really welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. We'd love to visit again and will keep an eye out for future workshops. - Emma
What a brilliant place so welcoming, relaxed and creative. Thank you to Verity for leading the glass landscapes course. A great day of learning new techniques in such a relaxing and encouraging class. Great to meet such lovely people. The Red shed we stayed in was lovely: comfortable, cosy and unique. Definitely plan to go back. - Wendy
Craft courses, classes and workshops in north Wales
Verity the tutor has a nice relaxed way of introducing glass fusing and encourages those a bit reluctant  to start the process by telling them they can achieve anything. She provides all the glass and materials needed and explains the results each item will produce.  

I was a bit hesitant at first but Verity provided lots of images/pictures to give you inspiration. I became so engrossed by the process that I produced three pieces for firing. Two window hangings and one stand alone piece.
 
I had a brilliant day and the rest of the group were all lovely to work with. - Polly
An amazing weekend course run by Verity Pulford Glass Artist, hosted by Wernog Wood... even better than anticipated. - Chris
Craft courses, classes and workshops in north Wales
I couldn't be happier, the tuition, the facilities, the company the atmosphere, it was such a wonderful weekend. Claire, Rob and our tutor Verity were welcoming, available and generous.
Nell and the chickens, especially Mrs Eyebrows were also key players in a fabulous weekend. Verity - our tutor is so knowledgeable, encouraging and helpful. I think we all came away with so much more than we thought we'd achieve. - Lizzie
I did the glass fusing day with Verity Pulford. It's not something I've done before, I wanted to try something different and glass looks so pretty. Verity was very patient and just a great bunch of people which made the day a pleasure. Wernog Woods is such a lovely setting too. - Juliet
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