Fused glass Christmas decorations with Martin Cheek

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About this course

Discover the exciting possibilities of using fusing techniques to form glass in the kiln. Focus on colour and texture to make small glass Christmas decorations.

Course Description

This one day course introduces beginners to the exciting possibilities of warm glass - using fusing techniques to form glass in the kiln. With a focus on colour and texture, you will be making small glass Christmas decorations.

By the end of the day you will have created a number of glass fusions. In producing this work, you will have learnt how to cut glass and the tutor will also explain what happens to the glass during the firing cycle and glass compatibility.

We will cover simple glass cutting - cutting straight lines, circles and strips.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials


  • The course fee includes the cost of all glass and the firing.

What students need to bring

  • Apron
  • Enclosed toe footwear (essential)
  • Please bring any of the items below if you have them.

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • We have a generously stocked craft shop, which opens daily from 8.30am-2pm, for any materials you need to purchase from the shop.
  • Craft knife, scissors, art brushes, tracing paper, ruler, card, super glue, eraser, notebook, paper, rubber, tweezers, fine tip marker pen - SHARPIE, coloured pens or pencils

Please note - Finished work will be fired overnight and the final pieces will be held until they can be collected by you. They can be collected later the following morning. Your work will be kept for collection for six months.


Martin Cheek

Martin Cheek has been making mosaics for over 30 years and is the author of seven best selling books on the subject. He hand makes every piece of fused glass for his mosaics, each batch sometimes requiring several firings in the kiln to get it right. There is always some mystery in what the glass will do in the metamorphic process of heat.

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