Summer Introduction to Glass Fusing and Slumping: Create a Mosaic Painting in Glass

Course overview


Discover the magic of glass fusing and slumping in this introductory workshop. You’ll have the chance to experiment with an array of glass materials, including both sheet glass and powders.

Our experienced tutor will demonstrate glass-cutting techniques and guide you through designing your own mosaic painting in art glass, which will be fused in a kiln to create a beautiful wall hanging.

Skills/Techniques Covered:

  • Design techniques and special effects
  • Fusing processes
  • Grouting techniques with powders.
  • Glass Cutting Techniques
  • Health and Safety when working with glass materials

You’ll benefit from demonstrations and one-on-one guidance from our expert tutor, Shirley Eccles.

Please bring with you:

  • a sketchbook/notebook and pen
  • photos, patterns and pictures to use as inspiration
  • a dust mask
  • an apron
  • an old but clean dishcloth is useful
  • closed-toe shoes to wear in the workshop

Enhance your skills further by enrolling in our one-day glass workshops, available throughout the year.

All necessary materials will be provided.

Please note: This fee includes the firing cost. 

Collection of work: all projects will be taken away for firing in a kiln and will be returned to the teaching venue for collection.


Tutor: Shirley Eccles

Shirley Eccles is an accomplished glass artist with extensive experience creating and teaching glass art. Her passion for the medium and expertise in various glass techniques make her an inspiring tutor who will help you unlock your creativity and develop new skills in glass fusing and slumping.

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