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Glass Fusing Workshop for Beginners

Learn how to fuse and slump glass. 15+

Next Available: Sat, 22 Jan 9:30AM (AEDT)
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6 hours 30 minutes
Over 20 people have attended this class


This is an intensive workshop where you will learn comprehensive glass fusing and slumping skills.

Specifically you will learn:

  • Understanding glass fusing and slumping
  • Supplies and equipment
  • Fusable glass in all its forms
  • How to cut glass using mosaic cutters, free hand scorers and a glass
  • cutting system
  • The basic fusing process
  • Make your first fused glass pieces

Includes glass and all materials for the full-day workshop. In the morning you will make some small items (jewelry, coaster, small dish) in order to understand different firing outcomes. We have an hour lunch break - there are a lot of local restaurants so you can eat locally or bring your own lunch. In the afternoon you will make a piece 26cm x 26cm. This can be in the form of a flat art piece or a platter/dish. If you choose to make a larger item than what the course offers - or an additional item - you can do so but will be charged for the additional glass, materials and firing. The value of the pieces you will make is worth approximately $120 so this is a good value for money course. 

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. 

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What you will learn

  • Understanding the basics of glass fusing and slumping
  • Acquire skills and knowledge necessary to fuse glass
  • Make your first fused glass pieces

What you will get

  • You will know the basics of fusing glass
  • Make some small pieces to learn and then create your first glass artwork
  • Structured workshop, small class, practical hands-on workshop and attention from instructor

What to bring

  • A black sharpie, a silver sharpie, and a container to store your cut glass (does not need to be larger than 30cm long x 5cm deep – but whatever you have).
  • If possible spend a bit of time looking at fused glass pieces on the web. This will be helpful but not essential when designing your own pieces.

What to wear

Casual; closed shoes

Appropriate for

This course is targeted at people with no glass fusing skills or for someone with a little knowledge but no application. This will be a hands-on workshop.

Merryl's Mosaics and Glass Studio is a mosaic and glass fusing studio where people come and learn to mosaic and fuse glass. Merryl's Mosaics is a creative, stimulating and inviting environment in which to learn, create, relax and express yourselves.

We run workshops and also have an open studio where you can come and create on an on-going basis. We also hold parties for children and adults, holiday programs and team building functions. Merryl’s Mosaics has been operating since 2008. We have taught thousands of people about the magic of mosaics!

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4.8 (10 reviews)
22 November 2021Glass Fusing Workshop for Beginners
Merryl and Fleur were fabulous! My girlfriend and I rocked up with little idea and big ideas! We had googled the type of thing we wanted to create and Merryl took us step by step through the process and helped us put them together. Starting with three practices, a smaller piece (coaster), then the last piece building the platter that we had hoped to create. Although I haven't picked up the fired pieces yet, I had a great day and learn't just the right amount. Merryl and Fleur are great teachers and very patient.....:-) Thanks!!
20 November 2021Glass Fusing Workshop for Beginners
A great day. Meryl and Fleur are super patient and will work with you so you can make the pieces you want. Plenty of colours and forms to choose from. Highly recommended.
08 November 2019Glass Fusing Workshop for Beginners
Great Fun, but felt class a bit big, time went very fast, will do again and I will succeed.
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Refund Policy

If cancellations are made due to Covid19 Lockdown, you can reschedule your booking to a future date, or a full refund will be provided.  Otherwise, Merryl’s Mosaics & Glass Studio requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Merryl’s Mosaics & Glass Studio to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Merryl’s Mosaics & Glass Studio or organised by Merryl’s Mosaics & Glass Studio must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Merryl’s Mosaics & Glass Studio.


I agree to give Merryl’s Mosaics & Glass Studio unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Merryl’s Mosaics & Glass Studio classes and events or on Merryl’s Mosaics & Glass Studio's premises. (For use of Merryl’s Mosaics & Glass Studio marketing materials).


Merryl’s Mosaics & Glass Studio requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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