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Glass – Kiln Formed

This workshop will introduce you to the process of making kiln formed glass. You will make sample projects that will give you an understanding of a variety of techniques and processes. The work produced will be kiln fired to be collected the following week. All tools, equipment and float glass will be provided. If you wish to use coloured glass, you will be able to purchase materials at cost price.


We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

What topics are covered?

You will be given a short overview of kiln-formed glass history and an introduction to the variety of techniques and processes used in projects. Beginners will be taught to cut glass safely with specialist tools and equipment and shown how to work in a safe environment. The Tutor will show examples of kiln-formed glass and demonstrate various processes for you. You can then choose what you would like to explore and make samples and small projects using float (window glass) and special fusing glass. All glass will be fired after the workshop and arrangements will be made to collect work the following week. All relevant Health & Safety issues will be addressed.

Who is the course aimed at?

Suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners

How will I learn?

The focus is on learning through making, with the tutor giving demonstrations and practical guidance at every stage. The teaching is a combination of group presentations but is predominately one to one working alongside each student.

Are there any additional costs?

All tools, equipment, paint and kiln firing costs will be provided. Float glass and fusable glass will be provided for some initial samples and tests. A small charge will be made for larger samples or projects depending on the amount and type of glass used. It is reasonable to allow between £3 – £8 for this.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

All materials are supplied

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

4 reviews for Glass – Kiln Formed

  1. Millyford@hotmail.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Great course. Clear instructions by the teacher and lots of resources. A fun day!

  2. jennie_regan@hotmail.com

    4 out of 5

    Possibly too many choices/options for beginners – perhaps focus on a couple of things & make a clear in course description – could then run a series?

  3. info@dawco.co.uk

    5 out of 5

    Most enjoyable experience.
    Learnt a lot about techniques and ideas.
    Ideal introduction to a new hobby.

  4. anna.dawson@bathcollege.ac.uk

    5 out of 5

    A very fun day to try something that I would not have had the opportunity to do otherwise!

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