Beginners guide to glass fusing
An introduction to the art of glass painting
See course details, dates, costs, tutors & stories from students below
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.
Over this two day course, you will design and make a number of fused glass pieces which may include a lantern, mirror frame, framed picture, a window hanging, set of coasters, dishes or curved freestanding waves. Some images will be supplied but feel free to bring your own designs or images to work from.
You will take away the knowledge required to begin fusing independently and you will have 2 or 3 finished pieces to have in your home or give as gifts. Your pieces will need to be fired & then collected or posted.
On this second course, Glass artist Verity Pulford will introduce you to the art of traditional glass painting on this one day beginners course.
You will learn about mixing paints, how to apply and layer paint to create line and tone, and how to use the sgraffito technique, scratching off paint to create tone and pattern.
In the morning you will create a small sgraffito piece and in the afternoon you will paint a roundel using the layering technique. Some images will be supplied but feel free to bring your own designs or images to work from.
Your pieces will need to be fired & then collected or posted.
£240 - 2 day glass fusing
plus £50-£80 for glass & accessories, a mirror & / or a lantern
depending on what you choose to make
£120 - 1 day glass painting
plus approx £25 materials for glass, small frame & paint
Tea, coffee and simple lunch included in your course price. We also offer accommodation & evening meals
This course is aimed at adults, aged 18yrs + and is suitable for beginners to those with some experience
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