Fused Glass Floral Slumps and Drapes Sunday 20th March 2022
  • Fused Glass Floral Slumps and Drapes Sunday 20th March 2022


    Date: Sunday 20th March 2022

    Time: 10.00 - 4.30pm

    Venue: Rainbow Glass Studios, Unit 6, 172c Stoke Newington Church Street London N16 0JL

    Includes all materials, plenteous tea, coffee and biscuits.
    Lunch: there are numerous lovely cafes in the area to frequent for lunch or alternatively please bring a packed lunch.

    • The plan for our creative day together:

      Line yourself up for an exciting introductory day exploring the potential of fused glass floral slumps and draped vessels for your home! The flowing shapes of fused glass draped vessels are very beautiful and can either be decorative or functional depending on how they are constructed. From beautiful organic coral shapes, to geometric designs, there are so many ways to shape and drape glass. 

      On this course you will make one large drape and pending the complexity of your design, one or more smaller drape(s) too. Your pieces will be fused and draped after the course (as this takes 24 hours for each fusing and another 24 hours firing for slumping) Your pieces can either be collected from the studio later in the week (recommended) or posted Royal Mail, Recorded delivery for an additional fee of £25 p+p in the UK only).

      All materials and firings are included in the price of the day course. No previous experience is necessary. This course is for adults over the age of 16 years. Working with fused glass is an adventure in colour, no previous experience is needed, just a willingness to play!

      Due to the need to meet requirements for social distancing, we now limit the size of our courses to a maximum of 4 students at a time with the added benefit of more 1:1 attention during the day.

      During the day we will cover:

      • Cutting glass safely and confidently using a range of specialised glass cutters and pliers
      • Cutting and combine compatible fused glass to achieve lots of interesting decorative effects
      • Compatibility of the various fused glass ranges available (i.e. what is COE?)
      • Creating simple designs using a rainbow of different coloured glass. We allow you the freedom to choose what you would like to make. (You will be allocated a space in the kiln on which to fire your day's creations!)
      • How to use fibreboard, frit, stringers, glass bobbles, mica, copper inclusiong or creating bubbles in your glass, and how to apply them
      • Understanding how drapes are made, and fired and slumped using a variety of different sized moulds
      •  Understand how glass "folds" when draped, and key things to bear in mind when designing them.
      • Kiln firing temperatures, and important health and safety information should you decide to pursue your new hobby further!
      • Learn where to buy supplies and kilns if you catch the fusing glass bug!

      Following the course, we will fully fuse and sliump / drape your glass and it will be ready for collection later in the week or we can post it to you.

      A great day out for singles, couples, families, friends, Hen Parties, or just because it's high time you explored your own fledgling creativity and "had a go" at something new!

      Please note: this course takes place in a working glass studio and not a classroom setting, so participants need to be able and prepared to stand to cut and prepare glass, and to work standing at benches. (Stools are available in between times). If you have any questions regarding mobility, please make contact via the "contact" page. Thank you.