Mothers Day Fused Glass

Ocean Studios Performing & Visual Arts
Mother’s Day Fused glass taster

In this fun fused glass taster session, you will make a beautiful spring-inspired fused glass picture which can also make a unique and thoughtful Mother’s Day present which will last forever (unlike a bouquet of flowers!) You will use pre-cut glass, coloured glass granules, stringer and other glass accessories to make a unique 10cm x 10cm picture that can be framed or hung in a sunny spot (or given as a thoughtful gift) or you can also buy a beautiful oak stand for your piece at the class. Your fused glass picture might be a realistic landscape of spring flower meadow or flower arrangement for example or an abstract picture inspired by spring colours and sunshine.

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. Although glass cutting is not required for this short session, if you want to learn how to cut glass, Annette will give a demonstration and you can have a go at this fun skill.

Run in a stunning Grade 1 listed building in Royal William Yard, this course is suitable for both adults and children (from 5 years +) and no previous experience of glass is required. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. (Accompanying adults can either book their own space and make their own glass picture or come along for free and just supervise their child/children).

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 taster course. There will also be examples and ideas to give you inspiration.

Your glass picture will be fired in a specialist glass kiln after the course and will be available to collect from Ocean Studios a week or so 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 to ensure lots of individual attention and is subject to a minimum number of people attending. If less than the minimum number 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. 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 £25pp

Number of spaces – 8

Sunday 26th February 2023 2:30 – 4pm

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
Please make sure you have your ticket to hand ready for check-in. We cannot guarantee entry into the event for late arrivals.

This ticket gives you entry to the experience named on your ticket.