Beginners guide to glass fusing

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

Glass artist Verity Pulford will guide you through the fundamental processes of creating fused glass. You will learn about cutting & grinding, creating & using stencils, painting using Glassline pens and ways to use various inclusions.

...check out traditional glass painting here too...

We are offering two one-day fusing courses in 2022, the first in March when you will design and make a mirror frame or hanging light catcher. Some images will be supplied if needed. 

 

The second is in November and you can choose to do either a half a day, or a full day. In the morning you can make a Christmas lantern and in the afternoon fused glass birds.

 

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.

Fused glass mirror
DATES

 

26 March 2022

Beginners guide to glass fusing

Mirror & light catchers

19 November 2022

Beginners guide to glass fusing

Choose either half a day or a full day

Morning - Christmas lantern

Afternoon - Fused glass birds

Fused glass frit
COSTS

£120 - 1 day glass fusing - March

plus £25-£40 for glass & accessories

£60 half day or £120 full day - November

(Lunch only included if doing a full day)

plus £25-£40 for glass & accessories depending on what you make

 

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

 

We also offer accommodation & evening meals

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

Verity Pulford
YOUR TUTOR

Verity Pulford is a glass artist in rural North Wales. Her work is inspired by organic structures & she uses a variety of traditional and contemporary glass techniques to create her pieces. She is fascinated by light, its magical qualities and the atmosphere it can create, the way it moves through glass, reflects, creates shadows.​

Verity has a 1st class BA Hons in Architectural Glass and is a qualified Art teacher. Her latest project was funded by the Arts Council of Wales- ‘Gardens of the Mind’ has been exhibited at Ruthin Craft Centre and Craft in the Bay, Cardiff in 2020-2021. It was inspired by her residency at The Walton Neurological Centre – Liverpool, creating work which investigates the visual and physical correlation between structures and micro-structures within plant and human biology.

 

Verity’s work sells in galleries across the UK and she also makes architectural and public artworks to commission. She is a member of The Guild of Makers in Wales.

Stories from our students

 

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

 

An amazing weekend course run by Verity Pulford Glass Artist, hosted by Wernog Wood... even better than anticipated. - Chris

 

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