Fused glass experience, Kingussie, is an exceptional glass fusing workshop, where you will be using pieces of glass at temperatures of around 800°C followed by a slow cooling; this temperature can be varied in order to retain more texture in the glass. You will be using high quality hand rolled Bullseye glass
Visit the studio and see lots of examples of glass fusing. You will then receive an introduction to the process and materials before starting to make your own piece. Guidance is given at all stages of the process.
Please note firing is overnight so arrangements will be made to either collect the pieces at a later date or arrange postage.
- Choose either a 1 or 2 hour experience
- All materials and firing costs
- Take home your work of art
Example Itinerary, what’s included in the experience, start times etc
- Includes refreshments
- Start with an introduction to glass fusing, how it is done, effect of different firing conditions
- Given glass which is precut to decorate using a wide selection of glass shapes and other materials
- Advice during making of the piece
- All safety equipment included
Start times by arrangement
- Make a fused glass heart/ bird (1h experience)
- Make a fused glass panel or curve (2h experience)
Anne enjoys many different forms of art but over the past eight years has concentrated on working with fused glass. This is a technique she began in Northern Ireland at the Flowerfield centre in Portstewart shortly after completing an art foundation course, UUCertHE in Fine and Applied Art, in 2007. On moving to the Cairngorms National Park in 2010 she found no local glass kiln so bought her own and started selling her work commercially from then. By 2015 she needed a second kiln! Anne is a scientist (virologist) by training and finds that glass fusing satisfies her creative urges while also requiring a scientific approach to experimenting with firing programmes. She loves colour and her work is bright and colourful, rather than subtle! It encompasses jewellery, coasters, bowls and wall hangings, and she also welcomes commissions.
- Minimum age 12
- Children between 12 and 16 to be accompanied by an adult
- Excludes postage or use of dichroic glass
- Excludes lunch
- No smoking on premises