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Glass Fusing: The Basics

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Art and design


Kings Road,
Reading, RG1 4HJ

New and returning learners:

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Learn and explore the art of glass fusion in an intensive and focused five-week course.

Glass fusing is the technique of joining two or more pieces of glass by heat in a kiln. to produce a huge range of art pieces, from jewellery to bowls, sculptures, panels and ornaments. Once this simple process is mastered there is really no limit to the creative potential of this amazing material. 

During this course you will achieve a thorough grounding in glass fusion and kiln work. We will cover cutting, re-active and iridescent fusing, creating texture, assembly, slumping, kiln firing, glass properties etc and in-depth discussion throughout.

To expand your technical  and creative glass skills please have a look at our other glass courses on offer!


What I'll learn

You will gain a thorough understanding of the basics of glass fusion, enabling you to produce your own work using a wide variety of both skills and principles taught throughout these sessions.


How I'll learn

You will learn through a variety of methods, including:

  • formal instruction
  • individual tuition
  • practical demonstration
  • practical experience


Entry Requirements

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.