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Glass Fusing and Slumping Summer School

Short Course - Foundation EXTRA - 4 Days
Glass Fusing and Slumping (Foundation | 24hr | Extra-G2

An excellent introduction to 3D glass forming techniques! Discover the colourful art of glass fusing and slumping with an experienced glass artist on hand to guide you.

Transform raw glass material into beautiful objects and learn glass cutting, assembly, decoration techniques, kiln firing and slumping.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date

To be confirmed

Course Length

4 days (24 hours)
Monday to Thursday
10.00am - 4.00pm

You will make a range of colourful decorative glass objects from tiles, suncatchers or panels to kiln formed bowls or intricate pieces of jewellery.

As well a covering the fundamental techniques, hints and tips on how to create fused glass you will make moulds and then create slumped glass objects.

Your lecturer will give demonstrations on basic glass cutting, mould making, drop-out slumping and some exciting new techniques to create your own individual fused glass designs.

Students will design and assemble several fused glass pieces over the four days. All work will be fired during and after the class and be available to pick up and enjoy a week later.

This course will take place in our ceramics workshop at Gray's School of Art.




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.

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.


There are no entry requirements for this course.

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: £385 (includes all materials)

Materials & Equipment

All materials and equipment are provided.

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

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.

Details on the materials required for your course:


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

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.

Email the Gray's Short Course Team

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

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

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