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Glass Fusing: Garden Lanterns

Sunday 1st Oct 2023, The Lookout Studio, The Base

Enjoy exploring your creativity through Kiln Formed Glass with Shirley Eccles.

During this new workshop you will design and make your own unique fused glass lantern for your home or garden.

For this project you will be designing and making 4 glass fused panels for a lantern. The choice of design will be yours. There are many options which will be discussed. Garden and flowers, trees, fish in a ‘tank’ abstract shapes, landscape. Bring some pictures for inspiration. This will then be prepared ready for fusing and slumping.

You will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of colours and materials like stringers, confetti, frits and powders. Your lantern frame is included in the price for this workshop and you will have a choice of how many of the panels you wish to decorate.

During this project you will also be able to develop your glass cutting skills, glass materials and familiarize yourself with the use of a strip cutter.

Duration: 11am - 5pm

Skills/Techniques Covered
• Design techniques and colour theory
• Fusing processes
• Glass cutting techniques
• Setting up for designs
• Health and Safety when working with glass materials


• This course is designed for a range of abilities including beginners


• All materials will be provided by the tutor as well as the firing costs and will include a lantern frame that you will be decorating.

Please bring with you:

• a sketchbook/notebook and pen
• a dust mask
• an apron
• an old but clean dishcloth is useful
• wear closed-toe shoes
• Please bring suitable resources and pictures for ideas

Refreshments are available to purchase on site or you may wish to bring your own.

£10 discount when booked with Glass Fusing: Festive Wreath and Decorations

All tickets must be booked in advance

There is no need to print or collect a ticket as the team/tutor will have a record of those who have booked. Booking for workshops and courses close 24 hours before the start time. Please note we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start date.