Fused Glass Jewellery

Create beautiful jewellery pieces using a range of fused-glass techniques. Some specialist materials
provided with more available to buy.

See samples of course work here

Who is this course for

A course for beginners or those with some experience. Learn how to work with fused glass to create beautiful jewellery pieces including rings, pendants, brooches and earrings.

This course is open to beginners and those with some experience, and introduces students to decorative fused glass techniques to make a range of creative jewellery adornments.

What does this course cover

The course will introduce students to a wide array of techniques to create a range of jewellery pieces, using glass as a contemporary medium for creative expression in jewellery making.

The course will teach various glass fusing and decorative glass techniques.

The content of the course will be structured to encompass a variety of skills in cutting, assembling and manipulating glass to produce stunning decorative effects.
Work with a range of techniques including bubble effects, surface decoration with enamels, embedding metals and sparkling dichroics, to name a few!

(Please note - this course does not teach traditional jewellery making techniques such as enamelling or soldering - the course focuses on creating glass adornments such as pendants or earrings.)

By the end of the course students should:
1. Have a basic understanding of various fusing and decorative techniques.
2. Demonstrate how to safely cut and assemble glass.
3. Develop an awareness of contemporary Glass Design and demonstrate the ability to constructively criticise
their own work and that of others.
4. Have a range of completed pieces of glass jewellery.

What will it be like

The course consists of demonstrations, slide discussions of contextual work, one-to-one support and group tutorials.

Assessment is informal and based on progress and tutor observations. One-to-one tutorials will be given to identify goals and set targets.

At the end of the course we will set our work out in the studio to discuss as a group.

What else do you need to buy or do

Students receive an allowance of materials included with their course costs, additional materials such as coloured glass test strips, decorative glasses can be bought in class, and many students order their own materials once they get a feel for the glass.
1. Look for inspiration, make notes of ideas for development or themes to work on.

2. Look for visual reference to support ideas.

3. Make detailed notes and sketches of pre fired work in class. All students are expected to come with a sketchbook or notebook and are asked to document work before it goes into the kiln, annotating colour and type of glass used and composition. The reason this is mandatory for each learner, is that glass can change dramatically in the kiln during the firing process and it allows you to learn from experiments and techniques explored from week to week.

What this course could lead to

Students can develop their skills further by progressing on to other Mary Ward Centre courses in Glass.

Courses include, 'Glass Fusion,' 'Designing and Making in Glass,' 'Stained Glass' and 'Mosaic Art.'


I feel much happier and more energetic since I started classes at the Mary Ward Centre.


Got a Question about this Course?

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