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Glass Fusing and Slumping

Short Course - Intermediate
Glass Fusing and Slumping Intermediate

This course offers the opportunity to further explore the processes of mould making, fusing and slumping. You will develop your understanding of glass with kiln-forming and cold-working techniques.

It offers you the change to develop your understanding of glass.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date

Term One:
To be confirmed
Term Two:
To be confirmed

Course Length

40 hours (16 weeks)
10.00am - 12.30pm

Students will develop their own personal knowledge of fusing and slumping, and the different temperatures required. Working on personalised projects to grow their own understanding of glass, techniques and processes.

Course content will include the use of different types of moulds and their suitabilities, looking at various types of cold working to enhance the creation of pieces and also in creating highly finished pieces.


This includes exploring powder fusing techniques to create crackling effects, using inclusions such as flora stencilling and investigating the different components within the glass itself to create reactions.

Students will be encouraged to develop their design understanding through personalised projects, towards the production of small-scale glass pieces and are encouraged to keep a sketchbook, which reflects their personal practice, logs investigations, individual interests and the work of other artists. This will help in their knowledge and understanding of the glass process and their own personal development. 



The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Learning Methods

Methods of delivery include: class talks, demonstrations, individual/group discussion and studio-based practice.

You are taught by specialist staff who will offer practical advice and instruction together with personal encouragement in discovering individual creative skills.

You will receive general instruction and one-to-one tuition tailored to suit your personal level of experience and ability.

Teaching will include the use of different types of moulds and their suitability, looking at various types of cold working to enhance the creation of pieces and also in creating highly finished pieces.

A complete health and safety induction with take place on commencement of the course.


This course is not formally assessed.


Academic Support

Students are encouraged to inform us at the time of enrolment of information relating to a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty.

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants with profound physical or sensory disabilities are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in academic writing, study skills, maths and statistics, English language and information technology.


This course is recommended for those who have completed the Foundation Glass course or who have equivalent experience.

Required Age

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course excluding the Young Artist programmes.

  • Course fee: £375

Materials & Equipment

You will access tools for cutting glass, the linisher and sandblaster. Kiln firing is provided.

All glass is provided for the first term as well as materials for different types of mould making and Information on different resources.

Appropriate footwear: the class will be held in the jewellery workshop. Students will need to wear appropriate footwear: no sandals, flip flops, heels or crocs are allowed. Students are required to provide their own glass supplies in the second term for their personalised project. Students are welcome to explore iridescent or dichroic glass fusing if they wish - however, please note: this will not be included in the course materials provided by the school.


A refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.

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Students enrolled on a 40/60 hour Short Course are eligible for student discounted rates around the city and at our Gray’s Art Shop. Find out more:  

Gray's Art Shop

Located within the Gray’s building, the Art Shop stocks a wide range of specialist materials, papers and equipment for all kinds of creative ventures. Open to all, both student and non-student, with very competitive prices, the staff are on hand and happy to help. Open between 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and a selection of dates over each term to accommodate the Short Course students.

Staff appreciate many Short Course students are busy through the day, so they are happy to take phone orders that can be collected from reception at a later/more convenient time for students.


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.

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Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

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