Glass Work Training and Classes

These organisations provide training in working with glass including fusing, kiln forming and lampworking.

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Glass classes in the UK

Glass classes in the USA

Glass classes International

UK

Alex R - various venues in the UK

Glass artist Alex R runs glass fusing classes at West Dean College

Ania Originals Glass Art - Billericay, Essex

Glass fusing workshops.

The Art Academy – Southwark, London

Art clay and metal clay introductory classes. Also run kiln formed glass classes.

Artshed Arts - Ware, Hertfordshire

PMC classes, lampwork bead classes, resin classes, jewellery making and silver work classes.

Bal Maiden Studio Glass - Helston, Cornwall

Glass studio offering fusing classes.

Burlingham Hall - Norwich, Norfolk

Fused glass classes.

By Keiara - Folkestone, Kent

Lampwork glass bead making classes for all levels. Also sell unique glass beads.

Craven and White - Henley in Arden, Warwickshire

Craven & White is a Warwickshire based family run business specialising in the design and manufacture of glass lampwork beads. They also run lampwork classes.

Creative Glass - Kent

Glass fusing, beadmaking and flameworking

The Creative Glass Guild - Bristol

Offering classes in stained glass, engraving and glass painting, fusing and slumping at all levels.

Glass by Design - Falmouth, Cornwall

Glass fusing and slumping classes, PMC classes and glass jewellery making classes.

Glass Enamels from Steve Robinson - Pembrokeshire

Glass fusing classes using enamels.

The Glass Workshop - Southsea, Portsmouth

Glass fusing classes, stained glass classes.

In the Studio - Leicestershire

Dichroic glass class including basic glass fusing.

London Jewellery School - Hatton Garden, London

One day classes and other short courses in a range of precious metal clay techniques from beginners to adding colour, stone setting, clay and Art Clay certification as well as copper clay, silversmithing, fused glass, Perspex, wire and beading courses and much more. Private tuition available for all levels or metal clay and other techniques. Plus the school offers three diploma programmes for those wanting to develop jewellery careers and businesses.

Making Space - Leigh Park, Havant, Hampshire

A range of one day and longer classes in jewellery making, metal clay, silver work and glass.

Mango Beads - Barnstaple, Devon

Lampworking bead making classes. They also sell lampwork beads from their website.

North Lands Creative Glass - Lybster, Caithness, Scotland

Kiln formed glass classes.

Off-Mandrel.com - Glasgow, UK

Glass beadmaking and lampworking equipment, tools and glass. They also run glass beadmaking classes.

The Old Kennels - Dorset

Full schedule of craft classes including PMC classes, glass bead making and jewellery making.

Oxford Summer School - Oxford

Glass fusing classes running in the Spring and Summer.

Pearsons Glass Ltd - Liverpool

Glass fusing at all levels.

Rebecca Weddell - Sussex

Gorgeous lampwork beads hand made by Rebecca. She also runs classes in lamp working in her Sussex studio.

Revontulet - Swansea

Introduction to metal clay classes, introduction to bronze and copper clay classes, introduction to lampwork bead making classes. Private classes arranged by appointment. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

St Ives Glass Studio - St Ives, Cornwall

Sally Carver's fabulous lampwork beads are available to buy from her website and her eBay auctions. She also runs lampworking classes.

White House Arts - Cambridge

White House Arts, Cambridge, offers a wide range of art and craft courses. These currently include ceramics, glass, drawing, jewellery making, textiles and mixed media.

Wicked Gen Crafts - Halifax, West Yorkshire

Stained glass, fused glass and mosaic classes.

Woolly Beader - Oakhampton, Devon

Retail bead shop who also supply Art Clay and beads online. Acrylic beads, ceramic beads, lampwork beads, metal beads, natural beads, seed beads, Swarovski crystals, thread and stringing materials, findings and components, Vintaj components, beading tools and accessories, kits and bead mixes, Art Clay tools and supplies. They also offer silver clay workshops, beading and jewellery making workshops and lampworking workshops.

Yellow Dog Glass - Wrington, Bristol

One and two day glass workshops including making glass jewellery, glass panels and bowls.

Zantium - Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Fused and stained glass classes, mosaic classes and PMC classes.

 

USA

The Alchemy Group - Arlington, Texas

Various workshops in Precious Metal Clay PMC and Bronze clay. They also run basic glass fusing classes.

Armory Art Center - West Palm Beach, FL

A range of classes including jewelry making, metal clay, glass fusing and silver work.

Brea Bead Works - Brea, CA

Southern California training in jewelry making and glass making training.

Brighton Beads and More - Brighton, Michigan

Precious Metal Clay Silver, Bronze and Copper) beginning to advanced classes. Also offered are  glass (lampwork beads and fused glass), enameling, simple soldering,  silversmithing (forging, fold forming, Keum Bo, etching, hydrolic press,  clasps, stone setting, pewter) and jewelry making classes including wire wrapping, chain maille and beading.  Private lessons are available in all media for vacationing artisans and crafters as well as local students.

Bullseye Glass - Portland, Oregon

Lots of classes for working with glass.

C3 Studios - Duluth, Georgia

PMC beginners and advanced classes. They also run glass making classes, kilnformed glass, hot glass and stained glass.

Delphi Glass - Lansing, MI

Beginners metal clay classes. Also run glass, enameling, wire wrapping and jewelry making classes.

Denault Studios - Acton, Massachusetts

Glass fusing and metal work classes. Private lessons and birthday parties also offered.

Diablo Glass School - Boston, MA

Kiln forming, glass blowing and lampworking classes.

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Electroforming from Ann Davis - US

Electroforming on glass beads. Advanced level training.

Floyd Center for the Arts - Floyd, Virginia

Glassworking classes.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts - Deer Isle, Maine

Large variety of workshops and classes at all levels.

Jeri Beads - West Orange, New Jersey

Lampworking classes offered in the private studio of bead artist Jeri Warhaftig
West Orange, New Jersey.

Kaiser Glass - Greensboro, NC and Kensington, MD

Glass fusing, Glass Clay and Faux Pate de Verre classes. Other classes are also advertised. Lots of online tutorials.

Lillstreet Arts Center - Chicago

Beadmaking and glass fusing adult education classes.

Meredith Arnold - Various Locations, WA

PMC and glass classes.

Nature's Creations - Wasco, IL

Silverwork classes.

Pacific Art Glass - Gardena, CA

Pacific Art Glass provide a number of glass classes for beginners and advanced including fusing and glass blowing.

Penland School of Crafts - Penland, North Carolina

Large selection of workshops of varying lengths and on a variety of topics.

PMC Jazzed - Harrisburg, Lancaster, PA

Precious Metal Clay PMC beginners and advanced classes, Bronzclay classes and glass fusing classes.

Snow Farm - Williamsburg, MA

Craft school running a program of classes including metal working, cold connections, metal clay, enameling, wire work and kiln formed glass.

Studio 34 - Rochester, NY

Lampworking and glass fusing classes

Stouffer Studios - Texas

Silver metal clay and glass classes.

Urban Glass - Brooklyn, NY

Variety of glass classes and courses.

Vitrum Studios - Beltsville, Maryland

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay PMC classes as well as intermediate level PMC, kiln formed glass, glass bead making and wire wrapping classes.

Warm Glass - Clemmons, NC

Large selection of glasses running throughout the year, including beginners and advanced classes.

William Holland School of Lapidary Arts - Young Harris, GA

A wide range of classes are available at this school including silver work, glass fusing, lampworking, enamelling, PMC Certification classes with Mary Ann and Ken Devos, beading, chain making etc.

International

Creative Glass - Switzerland

Glass fusing, beadmaking and flameworking

Metal Clay Alchemist - Canada

Glass fusing training.

Ugotglass - International

Correspondence courses in glass fusing.

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