Glass cutting

Glass classes


With Deborah Timperley

    At Borde Hill Estate, Haywards Heath,

  West Sussex RH16 1XP

      One day/short courses or evening classes in fused glass

M 07874 239 400

T 01403 265 835

Deborah’s 20 years’ experience since graduating is both with cast glass and fused glass.

Deborah exhibits locally in Sussex, and is a member of the Sussex Guild.

She has been selected several times for the  British Glass Biennale and other national shows include Art in Action, the Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey and Lustre in Nottingham. 

Internationally she has shown in Lithuania and Belgium and was selected for the Coburg Prize 2014 in Germany. A piece was acquired for the Museum of Design and Contemporary Applied Art in Lausanne, Switzerland.


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:

One day classes: 9/10am – 5pm Choose either to have lunch in the workshop with a PowerPoint presentation and lots of glass info or at Café Elvira across the road at Borde Hill Gardens.

Evening classes also available

One Day Fused Glass Workshops:

Coasters, Level 1:

This one day workshop has been designed to introduce beginners to fused glass.

Students will make a set of 4 coasters.

Techniques will include: glass cutting; casting plaster moulds to create texture in the 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 necessary for students to create coasters to fire on completion of the class


Level 2:

Students choose to make either advanced coasters - square or round; or bowls - round, square or oblong or a double curve sculpture. The sculpture and the bowls include a second firing to slump the glass.

Designs will be more complex and can incorporate curves and circles.

Additional glass can be purchased for the larger pieces, prices available

Notes will be given for various firing schedules.

Once you have gained the skills further courses can be taken for you to realise your own designs and more ambitious projects such as wall panels and mirrors.

Half day taster coaster class:

 A half day class which introduces you to all the techniques involved in making a textured fused glass coaster. Students will make 2 coasters



1 day workshop 9 to 5pm                             £95

Evening workshop 6pm to 9.00pm               £95

(2 evenings needed for the coaster workshop)

Taster coaster workshop                              £55                                                                    

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


Saturdays 2018 

20 Jan               27 Jan

10 Feb               24 Feb

10 Mar               24 Mar

14 Apr               28 Apr

12 May              26 May

16 June             30 Jun


Weekdays are also available, so are

Monday and Wednesday evening classes,

please contact me to discuss dates.


Workshop 12c, Sugworth Farm,

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath,

West Sussex RH16 1XP 

Free parking adjacent to Workshop 12c


M 07874 239 400   H 01403 265 835



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