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Fused glass workshops in Dorset.

Wendy runs fused glass workshops from her home studio in West Lulworth on the Dorset coast. You will choose from a variety of fused glass making materials and techniques to create your own unique glass designs in different products: bowls, candle curves, coasters, decorations, sun - catchers, panels, or tea light holders. If you love trying new crafts and being creative, you will love Wendy’s fun and relaxed fused glass workshops.

All glass materials are included in the price of the workshop. 

Group fused glass workshops  - please book using the online booking system

Choose from a date below and book onto a group fused glass making workshop. Workshops are 6 people max.

Introduction to fused glass workshops - 2.5 hours, £65 per person.  This workshop is for complete beginners or returning workshop makers. We will use coloured glass sheets, glass granules, glass rods, copper sheet and embossing paper to make 3 fused glass items. Choose from: 2 coasters, small bowl, a sun - catcher, a tea light curves / holders, or a small wave. Your glass will be fired after the workshop and ready in about 7 days. An additional postage fee of £5 per person is required if you can’t collect the glass in person. 

If you have already attended an introduction course with me you are very welcome to join me again on the same class and maybe make some different items and use different techniques or you can move onto the intermediate level workshop.

NEW for 2022 Intermediate fused glass workshops - 5 hours, £110 per person. These workshops are only for people who have been to my workshops before or have some fused glass experience. It's an opportunity to work in more detail on larger items developing your designs, style, skills and understanding of fused glass.

We will work with the materials and techniques you learnt in the introduction to fused glass workshop and I will introduce new materials and techniques including screen-printing, powder printing, decals and detailed embossing using die cutting machine.

You can make 3 main items including large bowls, large waves, sets of 4 coasters, and wall art.  

Bring a packed lunch and we will have a casual, quick lunch break. I will keep us all topped up with tea and coffee. 

Your glass will be fired after the workshop and ready in about 7 days. An additional postage fee of £8 per person is required if you can’t collect the glass in person. 

Private fused glass workshops (email Wendy to book)

You can book a private workshop for 4 or more friends / family at a date convenient to you. It can be weekdays, week evenings or weekends. This is perfect for birthday celebrations, family get-togethers, works dos or hen parties (fizz and cake are very welcome). 

The introduction workshops last 2.5 hours and cost £65.

Workshops for intermediate level last 5 hours and cost £110

Gift vouchers for fused glass workshops (purchase in the shop)

PDF gift vouchers, which are emailed for you to print and give as a gift are £65 for beginners / mixed workshop or £110 for an intermediate workshop. 

Gift voucher boxes, which are sent in the post and include a glass decoration are £70 for beginners and £110 for intermediate (including postage). 

Meet Wendy

Wendy has worked with fused glass for over 20 years and loves sharing her knowledge and skills during the workshops, helping you create gorgeous fused glass products. She graduated with a 1st class degree in glass from Edinburgh College of Art in 2000 then received the prestigious Crafts Council Start Up Award to purchase equipment to start Red Brick Glass (the glass kiln is still going strong 20 years on!).

3 years ago Wendy moved into her new home and studio, a gorgeous barn conversion in the beautiful village of West Lulworth, Dorset. The workshop room is filled with light and looks out over the Lulworth hills. A perfect place for some creative, fun glass making. 

Glass goodies made in workshops will be shared on the Gorgeous Glass Club page.

Thank you so much for a morning of creative heaven! We had such an enjoyable time and it totally exceeded our expectations.

Wendy was so helpful, and ensured we had all the resources we needed to get started. Her passion and knowledge for creative glass was amazing, and she guided us through the best products to use and cut the glass for us individually - depending on what we were creating. We had a throughly chilled out session, which wasn't rushed or hurried. I can not wait to see the pieces once they've been in the kiln.

The studio is in an idealic place, with views of the Purbeck hills which was very calming and theraputic - just what's needed to create some beautiful pieces of glass art. I would definitely recommend Red Brick Glass, it was a morning of pure bliss. 

Paula, Wareham Dorset.

What is fused glass?

Fused glass (sometimes known as kiln-formed glass, warm glass or glass fusion) is a creative technique where two or more glass elements are fused together in a kiln. The glass comes in a variety of forms in a huge range of gorgeous colours: sheets (which are cut by hand), crushed glass, thin flakes rods and powders.

The kiln temperature can be controlled so at a lower temperature the glass will lightly stick together, keeping its shape (tack fusing) or at a higher temperature the glass will start to move, distort and melt together (full fusing). In the kiln the glass can also be bent over a plaster mould to take on the form of the shape like a bowl (known as slumping) or cast in a mould so the glass becomes completely fluid. Additional kiln formed techniques include embossing, screen – printing and painting. The temperatures at which glass is worked in a kiln are usually between 1000–1700°f (538–927°c) and the kiln firings often take 24 hours as the glass must cool down slowly.

Wendy's fused glass making workshops are friendly, fun and relaxing. The workshops are held in Wendy's barn conversion home studio in beautiful Lulworth, Dorset. It's an idyllic setting for a peaceful, creative morning.

In the workshops you will choose from a variety of fused glass materials to work with. There is coloured glass sheets, glass powders, grains, metal sheets, special fibre papers, glass rods and glitter. In the intermediate workshop you can work with screenprinting and decals. 

You can choose to make 3 different fused glass items including bowls, coasters, tea light holders, flowers, decorations and jewellery. Items can be personalised too, making lovely gifts.

Your glass creations will be fired in the kiln and ready to be collected or sent 7 days after the workshop. 

Wendy’s home studio is just 15 minutes walk from the stunning Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, Dorset. You can combine your workshop with a coastal walk, or lunch in our fabulous village pub or gorgeous beach cafe. 

I went to one of Wendy’s workshops with friends – we made a weekend of it and stayed in a local B&B. Had a great time - the opportunity to relax and create in a lovely home-studio space was most welcome. We were introduced to some simple techniques and could choose from a wide range of resources - beautiful glass in different textures and colours – where to start? Wendy was there to support and advise with adaptations and to model glass cutting skills. I made three different things in the session which I was really pleased with when they arrived beautifully wrapped a few days later. Thank you Wendy – highly recommend 5.