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Glass Courses at the Glass Hub
 
COURSE CALENDAR 2017-18
 
 
NOV | DEC | JAN | FEB | MAR
 
NOVEMBER 2017
 
 
Reactive Glass Fusing  
Reactive Fusing
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
Combine Bullseye sheet glass, powder, frit or metal foils to get reactions when fusing, resulting in special colours and effects. We will experiment with the use of reactive opal and clear glasses with copper-bearing glasses or copper leaf or silver foil, or fuse sulphur or copper-bearing glass, powder, and frit with other reactive elements.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Date: Sat 18 November
details & booking
 
 
Fused Glass Jewelllery Course  
Fused Glass Jewellery
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
Join us for a special day of fused glass jewellery making. Using clear, coloured and dichroic glass and a range of techniques, you will create your own beautiful fused glass pieces in the kiln. You will be amazed at what you can achieve in a short space of time.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Dates: Fri 24 November
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: 1 (beginner)
Date: Fri 24 November
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: 1 (beginner)
Date: Sat 25 November
details & booking
 
 
One Day Glass Blowing Course  
1 Day Further Glassblowing
with the Glass Hub Team
 
An excellent follow-on day for those who have already taken part in a beginners glassblowing class, providing an opportunity to consolidate skills learned in the previous session.
Level: 1 (beginner)
Date: Sat 25 November
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 (£25 per bauble).
Level: 1 (beginner)
Dates: Sun 26 November
details & booking
 
 
 
NOV | DEC | JAN | FEB | MAR
 
DECEMBER 2017
 
 
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: 1 (beginner)
Date: Sat 2 December
details & booking
 
 
Introduction to Fusing Glass  
One Day Glass Fusing
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
Glass artist and author Helga Watkins-Baker will introduce you to the various techniques involved in creating fused glass pieces, guiding you through the fundamentals of glass cutting, assembly, inclusions, kiln firing and slumping. A great introduction for beginners or artists working in other mediums to experiment with this art form.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Date: Sat 2 December
details & booking
 
 
1 Day Fusing Extra  
One Day Further Fusing
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
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 3 December
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 (£25 per bauble).
Level: 1 (beginner)
Dates: Sun 3 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: 1 (beginner)
Date: Fri 8 December
details & booking
 
 
Reactive Glass Fusing  
Reactive Fusing
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
Combine Bullseye sheet glass, powder, frit or metal foils to get reactions when fusing, resulting in special colours and effects. We will experiment with the use of reactive opal and clear glasses with copper-bearing glasses or copper leaf or silver foil, or fuse sulphur or copper-bearing glass, powder, and frit with other reactive elements.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Date: Sat 9 December
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 (£25 per bauble).
Level: 1 (beginner)
Dates: Wed 13 December
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 (£25 per bauble).
Level: 1 (beginner)
Dates: Fri 15 December
details & booking
 
 
Reactive Glass Fusing  
Glass Fusing for Christmas
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
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: 1 (beginner)
Dates: Fri 15 December
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 (£25 per bauble).
Level: 1 (beginner)
Dates: Sat 16 December
details & booking
 
 
Reactive Glass Fusing  
Glass Fusing for Christmas
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
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: 1 (beginner)
Dates: Sat 16 December
details & booking
 
 
NOV | DEC | JAN | FEB | MAR
 
JANUARY 2018
 
 
One Day Glass Blowing Course  
Glass Taster Day
with the Glass Hub Team
 
Learn how to gather, stretch, pull, colour, sculpt and blow the glass while liquid to form a range of objects including: a flower, a bird and your very own tumbler to drink from. A great class for those who have always been mesmorised by glass but never dared to try it have a go!
Level: beginner
Date: Thu 11 January
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: Fri 12 January
details & booking
 
 
Fused Glass Jewelllery Course  
Fused Glass Jewellery
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
Join us for a special day of fused glass jewellery making. Using clear, coloured and dichroic glass and a range of techniques, you will create your own beautiful fused glass pieces in the kiln. You will be amazed at what you can achieve in a short space of time.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Dates: Fri 12 January
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 13 January
details & booking
 
 
Introduction to Fusing Glass  
One Day Glass Fusing
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
Glass artist and author Helga Watkins-Baker will introduce you to the various techniques involved in creating fused glass pieces, guiding you through the fundamentals of glass cutting, assembly, inclusions, kiln firing and slumping. A great introduction for beginners or artists working in other mediums to experiment with this art form.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Date: Thu 18 January
details & booking
 
 
1 Day Fusing Extra  
One Day Further Fusing
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
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: Fri 19 January
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 20 January
details & booking
 
 
One Day Glass Blowing Course  
Half Day Glassblowing Experience NEW!
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 afternoon, you will make a sphere and a tumbler or vase and leave with a new understanding of glass.
Level: beginner
Date: Sun 21 January
details & booking
 
 
Beadmaking course with Sue Webb  
Lampworking
with Suzy Hannabuss
 
Discover the art of lampworking with glass artist Suzy Hannabus. Suzy will guide you through the fundamentals of this ever popular craft through demos and individual tuition. There will be a plenty hands on time. Beginners can focus on forming beautiful beads using a wide selection of colours and processes.
Level: Beginner
Dates: Wed 24 January
details & booking
 
 
Fusing Glass with Iridescent Effects  
Iridescent Fusing
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
This class will focus on the use of iridescent sheet glasses to create stunning effects in fused glass. We will use sandblasting and other techniques to manipulate the iridescent surface, gaining experience in creating new effects, as well as looking at clear coating , firing  and lots more.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Date: Thu 25 January
details & booking
 
 
Reactive Glass Fusing  
Reactive Fusing
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
Combine Bullseye sheet glass, powder, frit or metal foils to get reactions when fusing, resulting in special colours and effects. We will experiment with the use of reactive opal and clear glasses with copper-bearing glasses or copper leaf or silver foil, or fuse sulphur or copper-bearing glass, powder, and frit with other reactive elements.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Date: Fri 26 January
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: Thu 25 - Fri 26 January

details & booking
 
 
Glassblowing Weekend Course  
Glassblowing Weekend
with the Glass Hub Team
 
On this introductory weekend glassblowing course you will learn how to gather, blow and shape hot molten glass straight from the furnace. There will be plenty of hands-on experience in small groups of up to four students per tutor. Come and experience this ancient craft and create your own glass objects.
Level: Beginner (Level 1)
Date: Sat 27 - Sun 28 January
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 27 January
details & booking
 
 
Drop Outs  
Drop-outs
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
Extend your kiln forming experience and discover how to create vessels using the 'Drop-Out' technique. We will cover cutting, assembly, inclusions, kiln firing and slumping. We will also look at finishing techniques. A great way to develop new ideas and skills. Some prior experience with glass fusing is required for this course.
Level: Some glass kiln-forming experience
Date: Sat 27 January
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: Sun 28 January
details & booking
 
 
Three Day Glass Blowing Course  
3 Day Glassblowing
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 31 January - Fri 2 February
details & booking
 
 
NOV | DEC | JAN | FEB | MAR
 
FEBRUARY 2018
 
 
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: Sat 4 - Sun 5 February
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: Thu 8 February
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: Fri 9 February
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: Fri 9 February
details & booking
 
 
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Iridescent Blown Glass
with KT Yun
 
This is a fun and yet specialist course suitable for absolute beginners who LOVE shiny and iridescent glass. We will work with colour applications resulting in delightful shimmering rainbows of colour. You will have the opportunity to use dichroic flakes and stringers, silver leaf and reactive colours to make a selection of tumblers, baubles and vases.
Level: Beginner
Date: Fri 9 February
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 10 February
details & booking
 
 
Venetian Techniques Glassblowing Masterclass course  
Masterclass: Venetian Glassblowing 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: Sat 17 - Sun 18 February
details & booking
 
 
Fusing Glass with Iridescent Effects  
Explore Glass
with Amy Casto and Suzy Hannabuss
 
This unique class covers all the exciting processes of hot glass. You will be introduced to glass blowing, lampworking and also a bit of sand casting at the end of the day.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Date: Wed 21 February
details & booking
 
 
1 Day Fusing Extra  
Pattern Bar Perfection
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
This course will enable you to explore the potential of pattern bar or ‘murrine’ techniques to make highly detailed elements for fusing into larger projects, or for smaller jewellery components. Striking patterns and effects can be achieved with this deceptively simple technique.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Date: Thu 22 - Fri 23 February
details & booking
 
 
Beginner Glass Colour Exploration  
Beginner Colour Exploration
with The Glass Hub Team
 
On this one day course you can explore a few of the more exciting colour techniques seen in glass. You will apply colour in a variety of methods, including: pulling canes to draw and use in rib mould, designing 'roll up' pictures on the marver with stencils and powders, colour bits, trails and "combing". Suitable for complete beginners.
Level: Beginner
Dates: Thu 22 February
details & booking
 
 
Colour with Niki Steel  
Colour Application
with Niki Steel
 
This class run by the fabulous Niki Steel will indulge students in even more colour processes, including some of Nikis special and personal trademarks. This class is suitable for those with some glassblowing skills, but also open to those who would like to design glass and are happy for us to "help out" technically.
Level: beginner - intermediate
Date: Fri 23 February
details & booking
 
 
 
NOV | DEC | JAN | FEB | MAR
 
MARCH 2018
 
 
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: Thu 1 - Fri 2 March

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: Thu 1 - Sun 4 March
details & booking
 
 
BCourse  
Blow a Fuse
with The Glass Hub Team
 
This course is aimed at students who want to explore merging fused glass with hot glass techniques, giving fusers an opportunity to blow or sculpt some of their pieces of work in the hotshop. A fun, colourful two days will be spent fusing, blowing, forming, scuplting and learning new techniques which can be applied to both areas of working.
Level: beginner - intermediate
Date: Wed 7 - Thu 8 March
details & booking
 
 
Fusing Glass with Iridescent Effects  
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: Fri 9 March
details & booking
 
 
Beadmaking course with Sue Webb  
Lampworking
with Suzy Hannabuss
 
Discover the art of lampworking with glass artist Suzy Hannabus. Suzy will guide you through the fundamentals of this ever popular craft through demos and individual tuition. There will be a plenty hands on time. Beginners can focus on forming beautiful beads using a wide selection of colours and processes.
Level: Beginner
Dates: Sat 10 March
details & booking
 
 
Fused Glass Jewelllery Course  
Fused Glass Jewellery
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
Join us for a special day of fused glass jewellery making. Using clear, coloured and dichroic glass and a range of techniques, you will create your own beautiful fused glass pieces in the kiln. You will be amazed at what you can achieve in a short space of time.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Dates: Sat 10 March
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: 1 (beginner)
Date: Sat 10 March
details & booking
 
 
Glassblowing Weekend Course  
Glassblowing Weekend
with the Glass Hub Team
 
On this introductory weekend glassblowing course you will learn how to gather, blow and shape hot molten glass straight from the furnace. There will be plenty of hands-on experience in small groups of up to four students per tutor. Come and experience this ancient craft and create your own glass objects.
Level: Beginner (Level 1)
Date: Sat 10 - Sun 11 March
details & booking
 
 
Drop Outs  
5 Day Kilnworking GREAT VALUE!
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
This week long class will enable participants to explore a wealth of kiln techniques, over a longer timeframe, in order to discover the wonderful potential of kiln working techniques for glass. We will explore fusing, reactive techniques, iridescent glass, deep fusing and many other exciting ways of manipulating glass in the kiln.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Date: Mon 12 - Fri 16 March
details & booking
 
 
Three Day Glass Blowing Course - Intermediate  
3 Day Glassblowing - Intermediate
with the Glass Hub Team
 
An excellent follow-on day for those who have already taken part in a beginners glassblowing class, providing an opportunity to consolidate skills learned in the previous session.
Level: Intermediate
Date: Wed 21 - Fri 23 March
details & booking
 
 
Drop Outs  
Drop-outs
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
Extend your kiln forming experience and discover how to create vessels using the 'Drop-Out' technique. We will cover cutting, assembly, inclusions, kiln firing and slumping. We will also look at finishing techniques. A great way to develop new ideas and skills. Some prior experience with glass fusing is required for this course.
Level: Some glass kiln-forming experience
Date: Thu 22 March
details & booking
 
 
Introduction to Fusing Glass  
One Day Glass Fusing
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
Glass artist and author Helga Watkins-Baker will introduce you to the various techniques involved in creating fused glass pieces, guiding you through the fundamentals of glass cutting, assembly, inclusions, kiln firing and slumping. A great introduction for beginners or artists working in other mediums to experiment with this art form.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Date: Sat 24 March
details & booking
 
 
Make your own glass tumbler  
Blow Your Own Easter egg
with the Glass Hub Team
 
A fun and educational day that also makes a great Easter gift. Using the glassblowing processes generally employed making a bauble and a paperweight you will instead create egg shaped hollow and solid forms.
Level: All levels
Date: Fri 30 March
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: 1 (beginner)
Date: Sat 31 March
details & booking
 
 
 
 
OTHER COURSES THAT YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN...
 
 
Three Day Glass Blowing Course  
Glass Foundation Course weekly class
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: Wednesdays in progress
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: 1 (beginner)
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Three Day Introduction to Colour  
3 Days, 3 Ways - Hot Glass
with the Glass Hub Team
 
Over three days focus on three distinct areas of hot glass: glass blowing free style, solid forming hot glass and hot glass mould blowing. Day 1 will cover gathering, free form blowing tumblers and bowls; day 2, solid sculpting, bit work and sand casting and on Day 3, mould blowing vases and glasses.
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
 
 
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: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
5 Day Glass Blowing Course  
5 Day Glassblowing GREAT VALUE!
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: Dates to be confirmed
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: TBC
details & booking
 
 
Kiln Casting Course  
Kiln Casting
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
This is a superb introduction to this increasingly popular technique, and a chance to explore your own ideas under the expert tuition of Helga Watkins-Baker. Students will start with the simple “open cast” method, then progress onto the “lost wax” method.
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Dates: TBC
details & booking
 
 
Glass Lampworking Course with Catriona Mackenzie  
Lampworking (beadmaking)
with Catriona Makenzie
 
Discover the art of lampworking with experienced glass artist Catriona Mackenzie. Catriona will guide you through the fundamentals of this ever popular craft through demos and individual tuition.
Level: Beginner & Intermediate
Date: Contact us
details & booking
 
 
On Edge Fusing  
On Edge Fusing
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
In this class we will look at the technique of strip-cut construction of a fused glass piece. Strips of glass are cut from glass sheets and assembled on edge, rather than laid flat. This technique not only lends itself to designs with geometric and linear components, but also produces an almost bubble-free final piece.
Level: Beginner & Intermediate
Dates: Please contact us
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: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Sculptural Slumping with Lisa Pettibone  
Sculptural Slumping Masterclass
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
details & booking
 
 
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: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Scott Benefield Masterclass  
Introduction to Venetian Cane Techniques
Masterclass with Scott Benefield
 
This five-day class will focus on cane techniques and functional objects. All of the basics of working with cane will be covered, pulling straight, twisted canes, and using them to form blown glass objects, alongside a thoughtful approach to designing and making functional wares.
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Dates: Please contact us
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: 1 (intermediate)
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: 1 (beginner)
Date: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Goblet Making - Make your own wine glasses  
Intermediate Colour Bar
with KT Yun
 
This course is for students who have been on several hot courses and are capable of blowing glass independently.  We will focus solely on solid colour bar techniques, learning how to apply colour bar repetitively, so that students will leave with the knowledge that they can use it confidently.
Level: Intermediate
Dates: 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  TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP
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
 
 
Intricate Glass Fusing - Katrina Beattie  
Intricate Fusing
with Katrina Beattie
 
Learn how to cut complex shapes and design patterns in fused glass, using repetition and geometry.  Katrina will explore cutting, assembly and firing techniques to assist you in creating colourful patterned glass tiles and/or a glass panel, using assorted colours of glass and inclusions.
Level: Beginner
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
box casting  
Box Casting
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
This course will enable participants to make simple but striking kiln cast glass using the box method. This involves working with plaster based positives placed in the bottom of a refractory 'box' to create reverse relief effects in glass.
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Dates: Please contact us
more info
 
 
Fused Glass Jewelllery with Angela Saint  
Fused Glass Jewellery
with Angela Saint
 
Join us for a special day of glass jewellery making with Angela Saint. Using clear, coloured and dichroic glass and a range of techniques, you will create your own beautiful fused glass pieces in the kiln. This day workshop offers an opportunity to make unique jewellery items for yourself, or for friends and family ...perfect christmas gifts.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
Three Day Introduction to Colour  
3 Day Introduction to Colour
with the Glass Hub Team
 
This is a three day exploration to colour work in the bench. suitable for beginners and post beginners, students will learn about frits, powders, solid bar, bit work, stencils, irriidised colour, gold and silver leaf and much more! Immerse yourself in coloured glass.
Level: 1 (beginner)
Date: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
 
glass, kiln formed using sand  
Kiln Forming with Sand
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 
An introduction to the various techniques involved in glass fusing.  You will be introduced to many fundamental concepts such as glass cutting, assembly, inclusions, kiln firing and slumping techniques. You will gain confidence in tackling projects in the future and develop your own design repertoire.
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Dates: Please contact us
more info
 
 
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
 
 
Sandblasting for Fusing Glass course  
Sandblasting for Fusing
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 

This course will enable you to explore the potential of sandblasting to create imagery and surface quality, which can in turn be used to exploit effects in fusing.

Level: Beginner
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
One Day Glass Blowing Course  
Fused Glass Jewellery
with Katrina Beattie
 
Create your own unique jewellery designs in glass. On this course you will be working with colourful Bullseye and Dichroic glass to form glass cabochon jewellery mounted on silver plate findings. An experimental, fun and rewarding class for any ability.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Goblet Making - Make your own wine glasses  
Intermediate Colour
with Niki Steel
 
A 2-day intensive session of colour applications for hot glass, working with solid colour, trails, colour bit applications and plenty more. Students must have some previous glass experience, but enthusiasm and creativity are the most important qualifications for this course.
Level: Intermediate
Dates: TBC
details & booking
 
 
Back to Basics Glassblowing Course  
Back to Basics Glassblowing
with KT Yun
 
A two day intensive glassblowing workshop, for those who have been on a previous glassblowing course or two, and want to improve their skills and knowledge by gaining further bench time. Looking at the fundamentals of gathering, centering, blowing, punties and opening. An intensive and fun techniques based course.
Level: Intermediate (some experience)
Dates: Please contact us
more info
 
 
Beadmaking course with Sue Webb  
Beadmaking
with Sue Webb
 
Join award winning and professional beadmaker and teacher Sue Webb and discover the art of beadmaking and create your own beautiful glass beads "This craft hits the spot in a way that stained glass, silversmithing and various other craft activities I once enjoyed never did" Sue Webb.
Level: Beginner
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Re-use leftover glass course - upcycling glass  
Go Wild with Scrap Fusing
with Birgitta Robinson
 
Upcycling your leftover pieces from around the studio by turning them into striking kiln-formed projects. This course will focus on techniques which will enable you to make the most of leftover glass, such as pot melts, pattern bar drop, outs and murrine, but with a new slant.
Level: Beginner / Cost: £240
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Colour Experience Glassblowing Course with KT Yun  
Colour Experience
with KT Yun
 
On this 2-day workshop, we will be looking at some of the amazing processes and possibilities  of colouring glass.  We will cover colour trails, grits, stencils,  additions and silver/gold leaf/copper inclusions.  An excellent course for those who have had at least 1 day experience.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Date: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Glass Mould Blowing  
Mould Blowing  TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP
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: 2
Date: Thu 26 January
details & booking
 
 
Glass Mould Blowing  
Mould Blowing Extra  TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP
with the Glass Hub Team
 
The second day will see us 'upping the game' and using jigs, clamps, sand and some creative moulds to blow into, furthering what we learnt the day before. We will also be using colour and making bigger pieces and/or components.
Level: 2
Date: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Summer School  
The Glass Hub Summer School
with The Glass Hub Team
 
Five whole days of glassmaking! Discover what this amazing material can do by spending a week with us exploring a range of glassmaking techniques including glass blowing, kiln forming and fusing as well as beadmaking and sandcasting.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Date: 2018 Dates to be confirmed
details & booking
 
 
Glass Summer School Extra  
Summer School Extra
with The Glass Hub Team
 
We look forward to welcoming back those who have been on one of our week long schools, as well as those who have prior experience in glass and want to extend their skills . A creative, fun and action-packed week with evening soirees, meals and demonstrations included.
Level: Intermediate
Dates: 2018 Dates to be confirmed
details & booking
 
 
The Glass Hub Winter School  
5-Day Winter School
with The Glass Hub Team
 
Discover what this amazing material can do by spending Five whole days with us exploring a range of glassmaking techniques including glass blowing, kiln forming, fusing as well as beadmaking and sandcasting. The course will include talks and demos plus an evening meal. Come and learn, enjoy and share the art of glass at The Hub.
Level: Beginner
Dates: Mon 13 - Fri 17 November 2017
details & booking
 
 
Open casting glass  
Open Casting
with Helga Watkins-Baker
 

A great introduction to mould making and kiln casting techniques, or to work on new ideas.

Level: Beginner
Dates: Please contact us
details & booking
 
 
Reactive Glass Fusing  
Sandblasting & Stencils on Blown Glass
with KT Yun
 
A one day course focusing on imagery and detailing of colour onto the 3 dimensional surface of a glass blown vessel. Blow your own piece of 'flash' glass, meet the sandblaster and create your own stencil designs to use as a resist. We will also look at the art of rolling molten glass onto glass powders to pick up a design.
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Date: contact for dates
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: contact for dates
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
 
 
 
COURSES AT A GLANCE
 
 
 NOVEMBER 2017
 
Sat 18
Reactive Fusing
 
Fri 24
Fused Glass Jewellery
 
Fri 24
1-Day Glassblowing
 
Sat 25
1-Day Glassblowing
 
Sat 25
1-Day Further Glassblowing
 
Sun 26
Blow a Bauble
 
 
 DECEMBER 2017
 
Sat 2
1-Day Glassblowing
 
Sat 2
1-Day Glass Fusing
 
Sun 3
1-Day Further Fusing
 
Sun 3
Blow a Bauble
 
Fri 8
1-Day Glassblowing
 
Sat 9
Reactive Fusing
 
Wed 13
Blow a Bauble
 
Fri 15
Blow a Bauble
 
Fri 15
Christmas Fusing
 
Sat 16
Blow a Bauble
 
Sat 16
Christmas Fusing
 
 
 JANUARY 2018
 
Thu 11
Glass Taster Day
 
Fri 12
1-Day Glassblowing
 
Fri 12
Fused Glass Jewellery
 
Sat 13
1-Day Glassblowing
 
Thu 18
1-Day Glass Fusing
 
Fri 19
1-Day Further Fusing
 
Sat 20
1-Day Glassblowing
 
Sun 21
Half-Day Glassblowing
 
Wed 24
Lampworking
 
Thu 25
Iridescent Fusing
 
Thu 25 - Fri 26
Hot Glass Sculpture
 
Fri 26
Reactive Fusing
 
Sat 27 - Sun 28
Glassblowing Weekend
 
Sat 27
1-Day Glassblowing
 
Sat 27
Drop Outs
 
Sun 28
1-Day Glassblowing
 
Wed 31 - Fri 2 Feb
3-Day Glassblowing
 
 
 FEBRUARY 2018
 
Sat 4 - Sun 5
Vitrigraph and Murrine
 
Thu 8
Kiln Carving
 
Fri 9
1-Day Kiln Casting
 
Fri 9
Iridescent Blown Glass
 
Fri 9
1-Day Glassblowing
 
Sat 10
1-Day Glassblowing
 
Sat 18 - Sun 19
Venetian Glassblowing
 
Wed 21
Explore Glass
 
Thu 22 - Fri 23
Pattern Bar Perfection
 
Thu 22
Beginner Colour Exploration
 
Fri 23
Colour with Niki Steel
 
 MARCH 2018
 
Thu 1 - Fri 2
Sonja Klingler - Graal Techniques
 
Thu 1 - Sun 4
Joseph Harrington Masterclass
 
Wed 7 - Thu 8
Blow a Fuse
 
Fri 9
Fossil Vitra
 
Sat 10
Lampworking
 
Sat 10
Fused Glass Jewellery
 
Sat 10
1-Day Glassblowing
 
Sat 10 - Sun 11
Glassblowing Weekend
 
Mon 12 - Fri 16
5-Day Kilnworking
 
Wed 21 - Fri 23
3-Day Glassblowing Intermediate
 
Thu 22
Drop-outs
 
Sat 24
1-Day Glass Fusing
 
Fri 30
Make a Glass Easter Egg
 
Sat 31
1-Day Glassblowing
 
 
 
 
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