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Start date: 08/04/2019 - SGS Stroud
End date: 11/04/2019
Duration: 4 days

Day(s): Mon - Thurs
Course length: 4 days
Code: SFLX0F39
Cost: £199

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Stained Glass Fusing Easter Workshop - Ruth Adams

Part time course


Fusing for Fun

Glass fusing is an immediate and popular technique of melting glass. Learn the basics of glass fusing to make either a decorative bowl or platter and four coasters. 

 Is previous experience necessary?


How will the course be delivered?

Tutor will give demonstration and one to one support.

What will I learn?

You will have time to plan and make your project as well as experiment with different fusing techniques using frits, stringers, inclusions, oxides and high firing enamels. You will learn about glass compatibility and different firing cycles for fusing and slumping glass into moulds. A fun, easy technique suitable for beginners and anyone who wants to develop their creative skills in glass.

Continuing students can develop their design and craft skills as well as try out new techniques e.g. Fusing, Copper foil, Kiln Fired glass painting

How will I know how I am doing?

 The tutor will help you and check your work to make sure you are progressing well

Do I receive a qualification?


What should I bring?

A notebook and sturdy shoes (no open toe sandals). Any designs and doodles that you may want to develop to discuss with the tutor.

What’s next?

You can join either a day time Stained Glass class on Friday afternoon 1- 3.30pm or the Thursday evening class 6.30 – 9pm at the college. For those with more experience there is also an Advanced /Intermediate glass class running on Friday mornings 9am-12pm.

Are there any extra costs?

Your fee includes the finest materials to make a bowl or platter and 4 coasters. If you want to make larger work you may choose to buy some additional materials from a supplier or the tutor. The workshop is suitable to make domestic rather than architectural scale work.

About the tutor

Ruth Adams has taught Fired Stained Glass Painting at Central Saint Martins where she previously completed her postgraduate studies in glass with Distinction. She taught stained glass for 10 years at The City Literary Institute in Central London. Ruth re located to Stroud where she works as a practicing artist and set up the glass department within the Arts School at Stroud College. She is a respected educator within this field with an enormous amount of experience and enthusiasm to help you engage with this fantastic subject. 

Dates & Costs

Stained Glass Fusing Easter Workshop - Ruth Adams

Start date: 08/04/2019
End date: 11/04/2019
Duration: 4 days
Course length: 4 days
Time(s): 9:30am - 4:30pm
Code: SFLX0F39

Cost: £199

Extra costs:

All materials are included in price.

Start End Time Campus
08/04/2019 11/04/2019 9:30am - 4:30pm SGS Stroud