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Glass Courses at the Glass Hub
 
COURSE CALENDAR 2020
 
 
NOV / DEC       click here to view our 2021 Courses
 
NOVEMBER 2020
 
 
Introduction to Fusing Glass  
One Day Glass Fusing
withThe Glass Hub Team
 
Discover the art of fusing glass and explore a variety of techniques to create your own designs in glass. You will learn the fundamentals of glass cutting, assembly, inclusions, kiln firing and slumping under the expert guidance of the Glass Hub Tutors. A great introduction for beginners or artists working in other mediums to experiment with this art form.
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Date: Sat 21 Nov RESCHEDULING
details & booking
 
 
Introduction to Fusing Glass  
One Day Further Glass Fusing
with The Glass Hub Team
 
An opportunity to explore some exciting new techniques in fusing and slumping, including crackle fusing, flexi-glass medium, working with dichroic glass and drop-out slumping. 
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Date: Sun 22 Nov RESCHEDULING
details & booking
 
 
NOV / DEC       click here to view our 2021 Courses
 
DECEMBER 2020
 
 
One Day Glass Blowing Course  
1 Day Glassblowing
with the Glass Hub Team
 
A great introduction to glassblowing, suitable for beginners to try their hand at this molten art form. A guaranteed unique and exciting day, you will leave with a new understanding of glass as well as first-hand skills.
Level: Beginner
Date: Fri 4 December
details & booking
 
 
One Day Glass Blowing Course  
1 Day Glassblowing
with the Glass Hub Team
 
A great introduction to glassblowing, suitable for beginners to try their hand at this molten art form. A guaranteed unique and exciting day, you will leave with a new understanding of glass as well as first-hand skills.
Level: Beginner
Date: Sat 5 December
details & booking
 
 
One Day Glass Blowing Course  
1 Day Glassblowing
with the Glass Hub Team
 
A great introduction to glassblowing, suitable for beginners to try their hand at this molten art form. A guaranteed unique and exciting day, you will leave with a new understanding of glass as well as first-hand skills.
Level: Beginner
Date: Sat 12 December
details & booking
 
 
Three Day Glass Blowing Course  
3 Day Glassblowing - Beginner
with the Glass Hub Team
 
This three day course offers beginners the opportunity to discover the potential of this unique material, with enough time to fully immerse themselves in hot glass techniques. This is an excellent fun and stimulating course for those looking for a more solid foundation and better understanding of glassblowing techniques.
Level: Beginner
Date: Wed 16 - Fri 18 December
details & booking
 
 
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PREVIOUS COURSES THAT YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN...
 
 
Karl Harron Glass Masterclass  
Karl Harron Masterclass
The Perfect Vessel
 
Achieve your "sublime form" in this 7-day advanced kiln-forming class led by artist and master craftsman Karl Harron. While negotiating the technical challenges of deep-slumping into three-step ceramic moulds, students will be encouraged to develop their aesthetic and conceptual perspective, rather than just mastering a technique.
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Dates: New Date in September 2021
details & booking
 
 
Kiln Casting Masterclass with Fiaz Elson  
Fiaz Elson Masterclass
Kiln-Casting Techniques
 
Create movement in kiln cast glass as veils and streaks of colour. Well known for her beautiful use of colour in cast sculpture, Fiaz will encourage students to experiment and find their own personal expressions.  An inventive and experimental course, exploring mould-making techniques, colour manipulations and cold-working.
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Dates: New Date in May 2021
details & booking
 
 
Colin Reid Kiln Glass Masterclass  
Masterclass: Casting Nature with Colin Reid
Kiln Cast Glass
 
Engage with nature - taking the immediate environment as a source of form, texture and inspiration for casting in glass. In this four day kiln-casting course you will explore a variety of moulding techniques to translate natural forms into cast glass, working both outside in the landscape and in the studio.
Level: Intermediate - advanced
Date: New dates to be confirmed
details & booking
 
 
Kiln Carving  
Two-Day Kiln Casting
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
This is a superb introduction to 3D glass forming techniques in the kiln and working with moulds to create unique and personal cast glass pieces. You will work with a variety of materials to make impressions and models ready for casting.
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Explore Hot Glass  
Three-Way Hot Glass
with the Glass Hub Team
 
Come and experience this fantastic material using three different hot glass techniques - free-form sculpture, mould blowing and sand-casting. You will make a flower sculpture, a tumbler, a mould blown vase and finish with a couple of sand casts. A fun day for beginners.
Level: Beginner
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
5 Day Glass Blowing Course  
5 Day Glassblowing
with the Glass Hub Team
 
This special five-day course is designed for and can accommodate all levels of experience. It will be especially beneficial to those students who would like to consolidate and further their skills in glassblowing.
Level: ALL LEVELS
Date: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Sally Dunnett Glass Course  
Playing with Temperature
with Sally Dunnett
 
An opportunity to explore the capabilities of warm glass with talented glass artist Sally Dunnett. This will be a fun course using different temperatures to discover what effects can be made from tactile pieces to full fused effects.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Glass Mould Blowing  
Mould Blowing
with the Glass Hub Team
 
On this course we will look at the process of blowing glass into moulds, made of wood, metal and free blowing onto found objects and copper inclusions. Students will learn the rapid pace of gathering, forming and blowing into moulds to create many objects, using both turning and free blown processes.
Level: ALL
Date: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Explore Glass Course  
Explore Glass
with KT Yun & Helga Watkins-Baker
 
Explore Glass is a great introduction to a variety of glassmaking techniques from hot glassblowing, where you will shape molten glass straight from the furnace; fusing, where you will create your own designs in flat glass to be fused together in the kiln, lampworking glass forms with a torch flame plus sand and open casting demos.
Level: Beginner
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Drop Outs  
Making Flat Glass
with The Glass Hub Team
 
Explore the historical process of making flat glass, before the 'float' glass method was invented by Pilkington. Students will make 'crown glass' (plates). We will then make flat glass (clear and coloured) by rolling it through our special glass mangle. At the end of the day, we will look at how 'Muff' or Cylinder glass is made.
Level: Beginner
Date: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Venetian Techniques Glassblowing Masterclass course  
Masterclass: Venetian Techniques
with Liam Reeves
 
Through demonstrations and one -to-one teaching students will be introduced to the intricacies of Venetian-style glassmaking. Thin-walled goblets, use of the optic mould, blown stems and feet will be covered, as well as structural elements such as the ‘merese’ and ‘avoglio’.
Level: Some glass experience
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Hot Glass Sculpture Course  
Hot Glass Sculpture
with The Glass Hub Team
 
On this sculpture course we will leave behind the more usual blowing techniques and have fun with molten glass by stretching, pulling, pressing and folding the glass into recognisable or abstract shapes. Students can arrive with a vision in their mind, or just see what happens.

Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Dates: Please contact us

details & booking
 
 
Kiln Carving  
One-Day Kiln Casting
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
A great introduction to mould making and kiln casting techniques to create simple but striking cast glass pieces, fired in the kiln. We will work on modelling using various materials to provide form, and then explore mould recipes. Removing the model from the mould, we will fill the moulds with glass ready to fire in the kiln.
Level: Beginner
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Vitrigraph and Murrine Course  
Vitrigraph and Murrine
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
Working with compatible sheet glass we will create pattern bar, which will be fused, cut and reassembled to provide intricate patterns within new work. We will also work with the vitrigraph to create pulled coloured cane, again to be incorporated into new pieces.
Level: beginner
Date: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Masterclass - Graal Techniques with Sonja Klingler  
Masterclass: Graal Techniques
with Sonja Klingler
 
‘Graal’ is a glassblowing technique developed by Orrefors in Sweden in 1916.  Under Sonja’s expert guidance, students will have the opportunity to develop and master the technique.  An intensive but rewarding class, with participants working in pairs, exploring ideas and practicing techniques until the graal process is mastered.

Level: Intermediate to advanced
Dates: Please contact us

details & booking
 
 
Kiln Glass Masterclass with Jane Bruce  
Kiln Masterclass: Working with Intent
with Jane Bruce
 
Explore and develop an individual approach to design and making. Utilizing creative exercises, drawing, model making, as well as kiln and cold working techniques, students will experiment, combine processes, and prepare tests and prototypes that may serve as starting points for new work or help to clarify current work.
Level: beginner
Date: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Masterclass with Louis Thompson and Anthony Scala  
Masterclass: Blowing Fused Glass
with Scott Chaseling
 
This masterclass will explore ways of narration, generated through fusing and glass blowing techniques, focusing on hard edge designs applied to tiles, which will be re-blown. Concepts portrayed through images and form will be discussed and adding complexity to the finished works. We will research the required tools in both the hot-shop and cold-shop, in particular surface finishes, understand their usage, care and possibilities.
Level: All Levels
Date: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Fossil Vitra technique in fused glass  
Colour
with Niki Steel
 
A two-day intensive session of colour applications for hot glass, working with solid colour, trails, colour bit applications and plenty more. Expect some great demos from Niki with plenty of hands-on experience and instruction on the bench. The two days will be packed full of handy colour tips and expert tuition to give you confidence in your own abilities and designs.
Level: Intermediate
Date: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Kiln Carving  
Kiln Carving
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
Kiln carving is a simple kiln forming process which adds texture and relief to glass. It refers to the “carving” effect given to the glass which takes place in the kiln during a firing cycle. Fibre paper is used to create a design and the glass fired on top of this to create relief.
Level: Beginner
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Controlling glass flow in kiln cast glass course  
Controlling Flow (in Kiln Cast Glass)
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
Explore the principles of flow and movement in glass, within the kiln and mould, to create interesting and unique effects. 
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Reactive Glass Fusing  
Blown Glass: A Journey Through Time
with David Barry and KT Yun
 
This one-off class for all glass enthusiasts is a historical glance back into the history of blown glass, with two days packed full of demos and discussion. We will take you on a journey through some of the key eras in glassmaking through technical demonstrations by master craftsman David Barry and slideshows with discussion led by KT Yun.
Level: All
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Make your own glass tumbler  
Blow Your Own Tumblers
with the Glass Hub Team
 
Fancy making your own glass tumbler to drink out of every day or as a gift. You will get to explore the basics of glassblowing - learn how to gather hot molten glass straight from the furnace and then blow and shape your vessel.
Level: Beginner
Date: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Goblet Making - Make your own wine glasses  
Glassblowing Goblets
with KT Yun
 
This course is for those who have attended at least one day of glassblowing at the Glass Hub before.  We will assemble the bowl, stem and foot of a wine glass, and hope to get at least 2 or 3 each made in the day…..a real talking point for any dinner party!
Level: Intermediate
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Jo Harrington - Kiln Masterclass  
The Freedom of the One-Off
kiln masterclass with Joseph Harrington
 
There is a great freedom in the 'one off'. The practice of a maker need not involve producing multiples of one thing. This course is aimed at embracing a spontaneous approach to the initial modelling process through looking at ways to be creative with materials and taking a more spontaneous view of cold working.
Level: experience necessary
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Glass Beadmaking Lampworking Course  
Lampworking - Beads
with The Glass Hub Team
 
Discover the art of lampworking or flameworking glass with a torch. Our experienced tutor will guide you through the fundamentals of this ever popular craft through demos and individual tuition. There will be a plenty of hands on time. Beginners will focus on forming beautiful beads using a wide selection of colours and processes.
Level: Beginner
Dates: New dates to be confirmed
details & booking
 
 
Angela Jarman Masterclass  
Kiln Casting Masterclass
with Angela Jarman
 
Create form and texture in cast class. The emphasis will be on working with wax and moulded textures and translating these models through lost wax casting to explore the qualities of the glass, particularly surface pattern and texture.
Level: experience necessary
Dates: New dates to be confirmed
details & booking
 
 
Lampworking Beads with Suzy Hannabus  
Lampworking Weekend - NEW!
with Suzy Hannabuss
 
Join us for a whole weekend of lampworking led by glass artist Suzy Hannabuss. By spending two days learning this fascinating technique you will get so much more continuous hands-on practice and can fully immerse yourself in sculpting with a flame.
Level: Beginner
Date: Pease contact us
details & booking
 
 
Lampworking Forms with Suzy Hannabus  
Lampworking - Forms
with Suzy Hannabuss
 
This is an excellent follow-on day for those who have participated in a beginners one-day beadmaking class. Working with your own torch and under Suzy's expert guidance you will extend your skills to create small sculptural forms such as flowers, animals or even abstract shapes.
Level: Beginner
Date: Pease contact us
details & booking
 
 
Vitrigraph Fusing  
Vitrigraph Fusing
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
Focus on the use of small elements to make exciting new fused glass pieces. Working with compatible sheet glass we will work with the vitrigraph to create pulled coloured cane, which can be incorporated into fused pieces, the fluidity of the molten glass enhancing our glass work, and providing new inspirations and design potential.
Level: Some glass experience
Dates: Pease contact us
details & booking
 
 
Masterclass with Louis Thompson and Anthony Scala  
Masterclass: Hot Start, Cold Finish
with Louis Thompson & Anthony Scala
 
Louis Thompson & Anthony Scala will be running this rare masterclass together. They will be bringing their expert approaches to working with glass, Louis in 'hot' glass and Anthony in 'cold', to explore how we can innovatively combine these two very different disciplines to create exciting and unique objects in glass.
Level: All Levels
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Sculptural Slumping with Lisa Pettibone  
Masterclass: Sculptural Slumping
with Lisa Pettibone
 
Join us for an adventurous weekend of slumping both fused and kiln cast forms. Focusing on multiple bends and controlling kiln temperatures, this is an experimental course pushing the limits of sculptural slumping. You will learn how to extend the range of potential forms in the kiln by using a variety of props and visualising the effects of gravity.
Level: Some experience
Dates: Please contact us (last in Oct 19)
details & booking
 
 
Fused Glass Jewelllery Course  
Elliot Walker Masterclass
Follow the Torch
 
Join master glass artist Elliot Walker to explore how the oxy-propane torch is fast becoming one of the fundamental tools of the studio glass revolution, allowing artists to push the boundaries of conventional glass making.
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Reactive Glass Fusing  
Blow a Bauble!
with The Glass Hub Team
 
All ages welcome to come and blow your own Christmas bauble. Make it for yourself or as a gift! Choose a colour, and under our expert guidance and safe instruction create your own unique glass piece. Each 1:1 blowing session takes approximately 20mins and you can book morning or afternoon sessions (£35 per bauble).
Level: Beginner
Dates: 2020 Dates TBC
details & booking
 
 
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Form to Fuse
with Andrea Spencer
 
Explore the potential of using flameworking techniques to create elements that can be fused to the surface of sheet glass. Over two days you will investigate solid-sculpting, drawing, colour applications, carving/texturing and construction at the torch, and then use these elements in combination with the effect of heat manipulation in the kiln.

Level: Intermediate
Dates: running in 2021 - click here

details & booking
 
 
Masterclass with Matthew Szösz  
Masterclass: Flexible Fusing
with Matthew Szösz
 
Build flexible, inflatable, and expandable fusings that can be brought out of the kiln to be worked in three dimensions. Students will learn methods and techniques for assembling fusible structures in flat glass, and bringing those structures to a working point from which they can be manipulated either inside or outside the kiln.
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Dates: running in 2021 - click here
details & booking
 
 
Graal Masterclass with Sonja Klingler and Ruth Dresman  
Graal Masterclass
with Sonja Klingler and Ruth Dresman
 
'Graal' is an amazing colour technique developed by Orrefors in Sweden in 1916. Get to grips with the processes involved under Sonja and Ruth's expert guidance. Open to those who want to blow themselves, and also those who want to direct the blowing An intensive but rewarding class, focusing on technique, both hot and cold, with an emphasis on colour and the application of your designs.
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Date: running in 2021 - click here
details & booking
 
 
LED for Glass with Robin Bussell  
LED Lighting for Glass
with Robin Bussell
 
A unique 2-day course to create a fully controllable LED unit to bring your glass to life. The class is taught by local computer engineering expert and maker - Robin Bussell, who will share his knowledge about glass as a material together with lighting, electronics and programming.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Date: contact us for new dates
details & booking
 
 
Opal Seabrook Fused Glass Masterclass  
Fusing with the 'Wow' Factor
with Opal Seabrook
 
Explore various techniques involved in developing intricate 3D designs in fused glass with a 'Pop Art' style such as spray painting with glass enamels to bring shading and fine detail to your designs. Opal’s style is inspired by a wide range of sources, including tattoo, comic, pop art, nature, photography and art in its wider context.
Level: Intermediate - advanced
Date: running in 2021 -click here
details & booking
 
 
Three Day Glass Blowing Course  
Glass Foundation Course weekly class - 10 weeks
with the Glass Hub Team
 
An in-depth foundation course covering the principle glassmaking techniques in both the hot shop and the kiln room. Over 10 weeks you will spend equal time in these two areas of glass forming, namely five days each with glassblowing and kiln forming techniques, alongside gaining knowledge and experience in glass properties in general.
Level: from Beginner (no experience required)
Dates: running in 2021 - click here
details & booking
 
 
Fossil Vitra technique in fused glass  
Fossil Vitra
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
An opportunity to explore the fossil vitra method, as well as stencil techniques, to create interesting new effects in fusing. We will use prepared organic objects such as leaves to explore powder application, as well as stencils to create imagery, developing new ways of creating 'fossil' like effects and natural forms in our fused glass pieces.
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Date: Rescheduling TBC
details & booking
 
 
Sculptural Slumping with Lisa Pettibone  
Masterclass: Printing Techniques for Glass
with Philippa Beveridge
 
From linoleum cuts to decals, this four-day course will cover surface decoration and printing techniques using both mediums, as well as kiln-forming techniques from fusing and slumping to basic mould-making. The techniques covered and individual responses will be assessed in light of their great potential for both architectural and sculptural glass work.
Level: Some experience
Date: running in 2021 - click here
details & booking
 
 
Cabochon Masterclass with Amanda Muddimer  
Cabochon Masterclass
with Amanda Muddimer
 
Join us for three days of precision and colour. Amanda will introduce you to making cabochons in all shapes and sizes for earrings, brooches, pendants and so much more. On the third day the focus will shift to end of mandrel pendants “beads with only one hole”. Exploring colour, layering colours, heat control and precision this class is suitable for anyone wishing to further their lampworking skills.
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Date: Please contact us for new dates
details & booking
 
 
Reactive Glass Fusing  
Glass Fusing for Christmas
with The Glass Hub Team
 
Come along and enjoy a fun and festive session of glass fusing.  You will have the opportunity to create your own seasonal decorations including stars, trees, icicles, snowmen and more. Only £30 per 2hour sessions. Book one or a whole day.
Level: Beginner
Dates: TBC
details & booking
 
 
 
 
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  2021 COURSES  
 
COURSES AT A GLANCE
 
 NOVEMBER 2020
 
Sat 21
1-Day Glass Fusing
 
Sun 22
1-Day Further Glass Fusing
 
 DECEMBER 2020
 
Fri 4
1-Day Glassblowing
 
Sat 5
1-Day Glassblowing
 
Sat 12
1-Day Glassblowing
 
Wed 16 - Fri 18
3-Day Glassblowing Beginners
 
 
 
 
 
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