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1 Day Foundation Course in Fused Glass

17th July 2022 Ocean Studios Workshop Art Culture
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1 Day
Foundation course in Fused Glass

With Real Ideas Member, Ocean Studios resident Annette Daly

In this full day course you will have a chance to delve a bit deeper into fused glass, try more advanced techniques and make a larger piece than is possible on the shorter courses. You will learn and practise skills such as how to cut glass and be introduced to some of the techniques and effects of fusing glass as well as how to choose the best type of glass or accessory glass for different effects.You will also be able to try more advanced techniques such as kiln carving which is a great way to add texture to a piece before making a large piece (up to approximately 30cm) or several smaller pieces.These can be flat pictures which you can hang in a sunny spot or frame or they can be slumped (shaped) in the kiln into a free standing shape or dish shape. Your pieces will be a wonderful memory of your day and your new-found skills or can also make wonderful, unique presents.

You will use top quality Bullseye glass and accessory glass and Annette Daly, a professional glass maker and tutor will be on hand to give you demonstrations, advice and guidance to help bring your ideas to life in glass.

Running in the stunning Grade 1 listed Royal William Yard, this course is suitable for both beginners and those with some previous experience of glass.This course is suitable for adults and children aged 12+.It is also recommended that any 12-18 year olds who want to do this course first do at least a taster course in fused glass (either with Annette or elsewhere).

Don’t worry if you are not particularly arty, fused glass is a very forgiving medium and even people who don’t consider themselves ‘arty’ can get fantastic results on this foundation course.There will also be examples and ideas to give you inspiration and you will be given course notes so you can have a deeper understanding of the glass fusing process in case you want to take your new hobby further. Be warned, glass is very addictive!

Refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits and cake) are provided on this course to help keep your creative juices flowing.Lunch is not included but there will be a lunch break and you are welcome to bring a packed lunch or alternatively our Ocean Studios café does delicious lunch options.

Your glass art will be kiln-fired after the course and will be available to collect from Ocean Studios a few days later or it can be posted to you (postage costs are not included in the course fee but are charged at cost).

The course will be run in a small group of no more than 6 people to ensure lots of individual attention.The course will run subject to a minimum of 3 people attending.If less than 3 people sign up to this workshop, you will be offered the chance to transfer to another session or will be offered a full refund of the course fee.

Venue: Please enter through the Ocean Studios café and sign in with one of the hosts at the café counter there. They will direct you up to the workshop venue on the first floor. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the workshop is due to start.

Booking is essential.If you have an Annette Daly Glass voucher that you would like to redeem as full or part-payment
against this course, please contact Annette to reserve your space.

Please contact Annette if you have any questions about this workshop – [email protected]

– £95 per person


17th July 10:00 – 16:00

Event Dates

Date Time Venue Info
Sun 17th Jul 10:00am Photography Studio (Meeting Room) Available

Travel Information

Ocean Studios, The Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth PL1 3RP.

We are an environmentally conscious organisation and encourage our visitors to prioritise green travel. Please consider getting the bus, cycling or walking to visit us. There are plenty of space for bikes within Royal William Yard to and lots of options to utilise public transport. More information on bus routes and car parks nearby can be found here –

If you do need to drive to attend your event then there are lots of pay and display spaces available.

When arriving at Royal William Yard you’ll need to look out for signage to Factory Cooperage, Ocean Studios can be found just a few meters away from the red telephone box situated opposite the Club House. Please enter the building via the courtyard space and through the glass doors.

When leaving the building at night please be respectful and consider residents living nearby.


Ocean Studios has an accessible entrance however some areas are uneven due to heritage restrictions. We have worked hard to create an accessible building, Ocean Studios has accessible toilet facilities and lift access to upper floors. Blue badge parking is available throughout the Royal William Yard – please advise us of any additional needs so we can make your visit enjoyable and comfortable.

Heritage Restrictions
Whilst we work to ensure the building is fully accessible to all, we are limited by the heritage building and land in which we work. The listed building and historic location have certain constraints which unfortunately we cannot avoid or adapt.

Where possible we have improved accessibility however please be aware that areas of Royal William Yard and our buildings has uneven ground and narrow steps with may limit access to wheelchairs and prams. For further information please contact us or whilst visiting Ocean Studios please speak to a member of staff.

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