Technical Skills Workshop - Glass Cutting Masterclass
Improve your glass cutting, add new skills, learn the tricks the pros use for Stained Glass And Glass Fusing

"The workshop you ran for me was excellent, thank you. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to practicing my new skills! " - Alex

This workshop is aimed at those who've done some glass cutting already and would like to learn to cut tricky shapes, improve their accuracy and gain a better understanding of how glass behaves when breaking.

This workshop is designed to help you improve your glass cutting, through practical exercises as well as some theory to help you understand what's happening when you cut glass.

Half-day Glass Cutting Masterclass class for up to 4 people

We start out by looking at the basic processes and tools we'll be using:

  • Types of glass cutters and breaking tools you could use and why
  • Accurate glass cutting to your design - tips for following lines
  • Cutting and breaking difficult shapes, points, concaves,mutiple curves
  • The importance of positioning and orientation when cutting

We'll start with demonstrations of the key techniques, and looking at how to approach a variety of difficult cuts.
You'll then work on pre-designed exercises offering a number of cutting challenges to develop new skills and put the theory in to practice.

We'll also try out a couple of different glass cutters and a selection of breaking tools, testing their use for tricky glass breaking tasks.

Finally we'll experiment with opal glass to discover how it differs from translucent glass when scoring and breaking - especially useful if you're considering making lamps or other projects with opalescent or very streaky glass.

The course cost of £80 inc VAT per person includes:

  • All materials and cutting exercises
  • Use of tools and protective gear
  • Refreshments during the workshop
  • Maximum class size 4 people
  • Info pack to keep with reminders on techniques and tools - emailed as PDF
  • Eligibility for our Project Day Programme
  • Classes run from 10.00am to 12.30pm at our Northants studio
  • Usually takes place on the same day as our Soldering Masterclass

How to book your place - Technical Skills Workshop - Glass Cutting Masterclass

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.
All bookings are subject to our class bookings Terms And Conditions.

We've updated our workshops-related COVID-19 fact sheet - find it here.
If you have any questions or concerns get in touch and we'll do our best to help.

2024 Classes


More information

We pride ourselves on creating a fun, stimulating and supportive environment for you to enjoy discovering new skills. Our one day classes are suitable for anyone over 18, although we do advise that anyone with a medical condition that limits their hand strength or control contact us before booking to discuss.
With a maximum of 4 students you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class.

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What attendees have said about our classes:

"Interesting, inpirational and relaxing - a great way to spend 'me' time."

"Wonderful course. Great tutors."

"Great day….extremely satisfied with terrific teachers who were tremendous. Thanks Guys!"

"A really interesting course, really well presented - so pleased with my piece!"