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Glass Fusing: Create a Glass Vessel

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Art and design


Kings Road,
Reading, RG1 4HJ

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Please note that due to special measures we have put in place to make our sites COVID safe, we are asking all learners to enrol with us online. If you are unable to do so we can support you over the phone, simply call 0800 612 6008. Please do not enter our college sites without a prior appointment as we are managing the number of people on site at any time to comply with social distancing measures.

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Discover how to create stunning glass vessels using the famous ‘drop out’ technique!

Using Drop Out Moulds, you will create a vessel by allowing the flat glass blank to drop through a mould ring during firing. The tricky bit is catching the 'drop' at the right moment in the kiln! 

You will gain a thorough understanding of the principles of the ‘drop out’ technique and produce two beautiful glass bowls of your own design and creation.

No previous knowledge or experience required. Glass will be provided.

After this course, to expand your creative glass skills you can enrol or one of our other glass courses on offer. Search our courses online or get in touch!

Please note: Due to the kiln time required to produce, it is not always possible to take work home on the day it is made. Work can be collected at a separate time by arrangement.

What I'll learn

In this class you will achieve a thorough understanding of the principles of the ‘drop out’ technique. We will cover cutting, assembly, inclusions, kiln firing, ‘drop-out’ and finishing processes.


How I'll learn

Teaching methods include:

  • Formal instruction
  • Discussion
  • Individual tuition
  • Practical demonstration
  • Practical experience

Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to develop your skills according to your own specific needs.


Entry Requirements

Please bring a packed lunch and/or other refreshments. A one-hour lunch break has been included. Please wear work [studio] clothes and closed-toe shoes. This is a safety requirement.


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.