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POSTPONED: Get Hands On With... Fused Glass (5 Week Course, Oct 2021)

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POSTPONED: Get Hands On With... Fused Glass (5 Week Course, Oct 2021)

The Courthouse Thirsk
Tuesday 2nd March

Please note: This event has been rescheduled from its original date due to the Coronavirus pandemic. If you already had a booking, we will have contacted you to confirm your place on this rescheduled date. If you haven’t heard from us, or have any questions, please do get in touch.

(£37 per session inc. all materials, 5 weeks, 12th October to 9th November)

Create decorative and functional artefacts in fused glass, with a range of clear, coloured and accesory glass.

Participants will learn about the properties of different types of glass, the basics of what happens to glass when it is assembled and fired in different ways and will use this knowledge to design and make a number of objects of both a decorative and functional nature.

The workshop will also teach the essential glass-making skills of marking, scoring and breaking sheet glass and how to ensure that the glass is cleaned and assembled ready for successful firing. We will consider the different firing schedules and the effects which can be achieved.

Accessory glass such as frit, murine cane , confetti and stringers may also be used.

The workshop will run on consecutive Tuesdays over a 5 week period. This arrangement is particularly suited to working with fused glass as it allows for work to be fired in stages so that further work can be carried out in subsequent weeks.

The course will be led by David Teece, an established maker and seller of decorative glass.A graduate in Art and Design , David retired from educational work in Warwickshire and moved to Masham in 2010. He rekindled his interest in painting and drawing and started the Garden Studio with his wife Julie soon after. David then undertook a short course in stained glass and also  a summer school in glass fusing and slumping at Glasgow School of Art. David now works mostly with fused glass and also teaches both glass fusing and stained glass workshops  and also undertakes commissioned work for private clients. His work is on sale at a number of outlets in North Yorkshire.

Artist Website: Garden Studio Masham

Suitable For: Complete beginners.

Materials: All materials are provided but you may need to purchase additional supplies during the course. 

Other Info: 

  • It will be helpful for participants to bring along a small sketchbook or notebook as there will be a certain amount of essential information to record as well as some preparation and design work involved.

  • Please wear suitable footwear. Avoid open toe sandlas or trainers if possible.

  • We do not use physical tickets. Please use your email confirmation as proof of purchase.
Fused Glass Course, 2nd March - 30th March, 10am - 1pm, Rural Arts, Thirsk Tickets Available: 7
Ticket 185.00

Workshops at Rural Arts give you the opportunity to learn or develop an artistic skill in a relaxed, creative environment and are all suitable for beginners. Our tutors are friendly, passionate and have lots of experience and knowledge to share with you. We want your day with us to be relaxed, offering you a bit of escapism and the chance to get to know like-minded people (plus there’s the bonus of getting to take something you have lovingly made home with you!).

Get to know others in the group whilst enjoying a drink in the Rural Arts Café before heading through to the workshop to start getting creative! The Café will be open throughout the day for you to get drinks and delicious lunches and cakes. Visit the café page to view our menu.

Please bring an apron.


Disability Access

Car Parking

The Courthouse offers disabled parking for Blue Badge owners. If you will be needing to use the disabled parking please contact us prior to arrival so we can reserve you a place in our carpark. 

Wheel Chair Access

The Courthouse has wheel chair access into, and throughout, the building. There is a lift providing access to the second floor and disabled toilet.

If you are coming to a workshop or performance please let us know in advance so we can allocate a space for you in the audience or studio.


If you have purchased a place on a workshop or to one of our performances at The Courthouse and are bringing a carer with you, please let us know when you book your place. Carers are welcome to attend the activity, but if they wish to participate they will need to book a place. 

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs are allowed in the building.

How To Find The Venue

Planning Your Visit

  • A short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • Local parking
  • Disabled parking, access and toilet
  • Games, books and activities for children
  • Children’s menu
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chair


POSTPONED: Get Hands On With... Fused Glass (5 Week Course, Oct 2021)

POSTPONED: Get Hands On With... Fused Glass (5 Week Course, Oct 2021)
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