South Thames College

Stained and Fused Glass - Professional Skills - All Levels

Our craft courses will teach you a range of creative skills you can use to start a small business making and selling your own unique products. They're also a great way to improve your dexterity, meet new people and develop an interest. 

Introduction

Students of all levels are welcome. You will receive individual advice and guidance to complete a project of your choice appropriate to your level of experience.

Traditional techniques using lead, copper foil and glass applique are taught as well as contemporary warm glass techniques - painted, fused and slumped glass.

You will be able to create a wide variety of beautiful and decorative pieces using these techniques - tiny pieces of jewellery, coasters, bowls, light catchers, lanterns, mirrors and panels for doors, windows and the garden.

Students may achieve a skill set which will enable them to gift or sell their work as well as undertake commissioned work.

Working with glass in a group situation can be relaxing and sociable but also stimulates ideas and, for many, becomes a lifelong learning opportunity and an interest with commercial potential.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Cut glass into a variety of shapes

  • Explore colour and light in order to create designs for glass projects

  • Prepare working drawings and maquettes

  • Cut and shape lead, apply copper foil and solder

  • Prepare glass for fusing / slumping in the kiln

  • Understand the processes required to complete projects to the highest possible standard

  • Use materials, tools and equipment safely

If you’re self-employed, you might be able to deduct your enrolment fee from your taxable income.

Assessment

On-going assessment and via individual progress records.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Materials

Tools and materials. Some materials are available in class and are charged for as used - costs vary depending on choice of project - your tutor will advise. All necessary tools are available for students to use in class.

Next Steps

Many students go on to make and sell pieces commercially.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.


Apply for this course

Start DateStudy ModeCampus
  • 13 May 2019 Part Time EveningTooting
    Where and when
    Location:
    Tooting
    Times:
    18:45-21:15
    Duration:
    8 Weeks
    Study mode:?
    Part Time Evening
    Days:
    Monday
    Start:
    13/05/2019
    End:
    01/07/2019
    Code:
    TCRX050FC/1819
    What do I need to pay?
    Fee:
    £ 170
    International students: ?
    £ 220
    Materials fees: ?
    £ TBC
  • 16 Sep 2019 Part Time EveningTooting
    Where and when
    Location:
    Tooting
    Times:
    18:30-21:00
    Duration:
    5 Weeks
    Study mode:?
    Part Time Evening
    Days:
    Monday
    Start:
    16/09/2019
    End:
    14/10/2019
    Code:
    TCRX046FC/1920
    What do I need to pay?
    Fee:
    £ 126
    International students: ?
    £ 140
    Materials fees: ?
    £ TBC
  • 4 Nov 2019 Part Time EveningTooting
    Where and when
    Location:
    Tooting
    Times:
    18:30-21:00
    Duration:
    6 Weeks
    Study mode:?
    Part Time Evening
    Days:
    Monday
    Start:
    04/11/2019
    End:
    02/12/2019
    Code:
    TCRX047FC/1920
    What do I need to pay?
    Fee:
    £ 126
    International students: ?
    £ 165
    Materials fees: ?
    £ TBC
  • 13 Jan 2020 Part Time EveningTooting
    Where and when
    Location:
    Tooting
    Times:
    18:30-21:00
    Duration:
    5 Weeks
    Study mode:?
    Part Time Evening
    Days:
    Monday
    Start:
    13/01/2020
    End:
    10/02/2020
    Code:
    TCRX048FC/1920
    What do I need to pay?
    Fee:
    £ 126
    International students: ?
    £ 140
    Materials fees: ?
    £ TBC
  • 24 Feb 2020 Part Time EveningTooting
    Where and when
    Location:
    Tooting
    Times:
    18:45-21:15
    Duration:
    6 Weeks
    Study mode:?
    Part Time Evening
    Days:
    Monday
    Start:
    24/02/2020
    End:
    23/03/2020
    Code:
    TCRX049FC/1920
    What do I need to pay?
    Fee:
    £ 126
    International students: ?
    £ 140
    Materials fees: ?
    £ TBC
  • 20 Apr 2020 Part Time EveningTooting
    Where and when
    Location:
    Tooting
    Times:
    18:30-21:00
    Duration:
    8 Weeks
    Study mode:?
    Part Time Evening
    Days:
    Monday
    Start:
    20/04/2020
    End:
    18/05/2020
    Code:
    TCRX050FC/1920
    What do I need to pay?
    Fee:
    £ 105
    International students: ?
    £ 220
    Materials fees: ?
    £ TBC

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