Glass Fusing Slumping - Beach Huts or Sea Themed Curved Art
One day workshops with Jenny Timms & Mike Caddy

"I love these courses. It is a very calming environment and the tutorials very well explained." - Sarah C

Slumped Glass Fusing Tack-Fusing - creating curved glass forms with texture, for beginners and those with some glass fusing experience.

On this workshop you'll learn how to create beautiful, textured fused glass art, combining glass sheets, glass frit, crushed glass, enamel pens and stringers.

You can choose to make two curved freestanding art curves like the S-shaped pieces shown - using two sheets of fusible glass as your starting point. The theme for this workshop is beach huts or cute houses - both popular styles all year round.

If you've enjoyed learning the basics of glass fusing on one of our other fusing classes, this is a fascinating next step for your new fused glass hobby!

Slumping involves adding form to fused glass after its initial firing. You'll create the flat forms for your projects first, and after the first tack firing these will be 'slump-fired' in to the mould.
Once cooled your pieces will be ready for collection!

This class will equip you to create your own further slumped fused glass designs, and teach you more sophisticated fused glass construction techniques. We include a discussion on the firing schedules required for these two different processes for those interested in the more technical aspects.

We'll ask you to do some research for design ideas so you'll get maximum benefit from your time with us. We'll provide guidance on this, if needed.

The starting point for projects on this class is a base layer of COE 90 clear fusible glass, 24cm long; you'll have time to make two projects.

After learning to cut basic shapes from coloured glass and placed those pieces to form the basis of your design, ou'll place frit and other materials, use enamel pens and build up your pieces, ready for the first firing.
The skills you've learned on our beginner's fusing class will come in handy here, although this workshop is perfect for beginners too!

The course cost of £139 inc VAT per person includes:

  • Fusible glass sheets for the basis of your projects
  • Clear and coloured fusible glass and glass frit, enamel pens and stringers to make your project
  • Use of all tools and apron
  • Light lunch & refreshments during the day
  • Maximum class size 5 people for individual attention
  • Both kiln firings and info sheet on the processes used
  • All your work to keep, after all firings are complete
  • Eligibility for our Project Days Programme
  • Class runs from 10-30am to 5pm (approx) at our Northants studio near Towcester

How to book your place - Glass Fusing - Slumping

If you're ready to book, choose the date you prefer and use the PayPal buttons to make your booking. You can pay by card or PayPal. We can also take bookings in the studio or you can buy this class as an emailable gift voucher.
All bookings are subject to our class bookings Terms And Conditions.

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Glass slump fusing - a piece of art you can make yourself!A superb slumped beach huts piece made by Sue Join a glass fusing class at Vitreus Art and learn skills while having fun!You'll learn how to cut the glass shapes needed for your pieces
Beautiful slumped glass art made by a student
A beautiful layered fused glass slump made by Moira
Glass Fusing - slumping requires two kiln firings
First firing complete - with shaped coloured glass, frit, crushed glass and glass stringers
Create several slumped fused glass pieces of art with Vitreus Art
Your slumps start out as flat pieces before the 2nd firing
Slump moulds ready for firing in the kiln a Vitreus Art
Slumping involves a 2nd firing in to a specially prepared mould


What attendees have said about our classes:

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"An amazing relaxing and enjoyable day"

"Brilliant day. Will defo book on another course"

"I wouldn't consider myself at all artistic but I found this great fun"