Deborah Timperley
Glass students

Glass classes

Glass classes on the Borde Hill Estate, Haywards Heath

One day/short courses in fused glass
My aim is to share with you my passion for glass and enable you to create your own pieces. 

Once you have the basic skills you can then create and make your own designs with my support.

Course times:

9 or 10am start til approx. 5pm

Weekdays and weekend dates
Choose either to have lunch in the workshop (please bring a packed lunch) with a power point presentation and lots of glass info or at Café Elvira across the road at Borde Hill Gardens.

One Day Fused Glass Workshops:

Coasters, Level 1:

This one day workshop is designed to introduce beginners to fused glass.

Students will make a set of 4 coasters.

Techniques include glass cutting, casting plaster moulds to create texture in glass, grinding the glass to fit and firing in the kiln.

Designs will be available with a choice of coloured glass.

The emphasis will be on the craft skills required for students to create coasters to fire on completion of the class.

These skills form the basis of future glass work which may be bowls, panels, mirrors etc - it's a very versatile technique.

Level 2:

This time the choice widens out! Students can plan to make various bowls - square, round, oblong, or a curved sculpture. This includes a second firing to slump the glas.

Or possibly more coasters with more complex designs.

At this point designs can include curves and circles.

There are plenty of options and I discuss designs and colours in advance so that students get the most out of the day.

Additional glass can be purchased for the larger pieces, I have a price list and just charge the cost of extra materials.

Notes are given for various firing schedules.

Students are then ready to achieve more ambitious projects such as panels, mirrors or windows.


1 day workshop 9 - 5pm                          £95

   From 1st June                                     £110

This includes glass and equipment with light refreshments.

Silver and gold to fire within the glass and extra glass can be purchased.

Credit cards taken

£25 deposit required

Gift vouchers available for special presents

Individual attention - maximum 3 students

Dates 2018


12 May                02 Jun

30 Jun                14 Jul

11 Aug                01 Sep

29 Sep


31 May               26 Jun

27 Jul                 29 Aug

27 Sep


Workshop 12C

Sugworth Farm 

Borde Hill Estate

Haywards Heath

West Sussex RH16 1XP

 Free parking adjacent to 12C

M 07874 239 400

H 01403 265835



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