Introduction to Fused Glass

Ocean Studios Performing & Visual Arts
Introduction to Fused Glass Jewellery

If you love beautiful glass jewellery, this is the class for you! In this 3 hour introductory class led by professional glass artist and tutor, Annette Daly, you will learn how to make unique fused glass jewellery such as pendants, earrings and brooches. The design possibilities and colour combinations are almost unlimited so you can choose to make some pieces in your favourite colours for yourself or make some special pieces as gifts for friends and family.

Running in the stunning Grade 1 listed Royal William Yard, this course is open to beginners as well as those who have some fused glass experience. You will learn the basics of simple glass jewellery design and will have some time to plan your pieces on paper before learning and practising skills such as cutting and grinding the glass components for your pieces. You will use top quality Bullseye glass and accessory glass such as stringer, nuggets and frit (ground glass), some of which is unique to Annette Daly Glass to make your totally individual pieces. Depending on how intricate your pieces are, you can expect to make several sets of jewellery during this class.

After the class your pieces will be fired in a special glass kiln and will be ready to collect in about a week to 10 days from Ocean Studios or they can be posted to you (postage costs are not included in the class fee but are charged at cost).

The class price also includes the basic findings (silver plated bails for the pendants and earrings and surgical steel earring hooks). If you prefer, the findings can be upgraded to sterling silver findings for a small additional fee. You will be given guidance on how to use the findings to finish and transform your pieces into wearable jewellery when you get them back after the class.

This course is suitable for adults and children aged 12+. Occasionally, younger children who have previously done a glass taster course (either with Annette or elsewhere) and who are very keen will be considered if accompanied by an adult. Please contact Annette to discuss before booking children younger than 12 years on this course and bear in mind that all children (under 18) will need adult help to glue and assemble their pieces after the course as the strong glue required for gluing the jewellery is only suitable for use by adults.

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 introductory course. There will also be examples and ideas to give you inspiration and get you started. Refreshments (tea, coffee and cake) are provided on this course to help keep your creative juices flowing.

The course will be run in a small group to ensure lots of individual attention and is subject to a minimum number of people attending. If less than the minimum 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.

Next steps: Annette also runs Intermediate and Advanced Fused Glass jewellery courses (including multi-part courses) where you can practise and further develop your skills and learn more techniques or you may decide to apply your fused glass skills to making larger items.

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. Gift vouchers (valid for a year and redeemable against all courses) are also available and make fantastic presents. 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 directly to reserve your space.

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

Cost: £60pp

Date: Sunday 26th February 10.30-1.30

Venue: Meeting Room

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.

Additional Information

Arrival and admission
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