Classes in Glass Fusing, Enamelling, Stained Glass and Pottery in Worcester

Details of our different craft workshops:

Chris (my potter husband) and I offer a wide range of classes and combinations of these crafts too. For over 6 years we have run classes in our workshops in our garden in North Worcester and they range from 1.5 hours up to whole days. They are run as private classes for 1-8 people so you can get 1-1 tuition if you prefer, or you can come as a small group - great for couples, families or friends groups.

Lots more details on these separate pages:

How to book classes

Please email [email protected]. If you contact me via email then you can arrange a date for your class, ask questions and pay by BACS bank transfer for your booking or voucher (we prefer BACS as there are no transaction fees incurred). If buying a voucher, I will send the voucher by email to you or the recipient of your choice who can then arrange a time that would suit (the recipient can also choose to top up the voucher to bring a friend or 2 if they wish). Or you can order a gift voucher directly from the shop by credit card via Stripe or Paypal (Stripe preferred as lower transaction fees!) and then arrange a date and time to suit you later. A workshop voucher makes a great, unusual gift for a fun creative activity to do together and I can add a personalised message for you. If you would prefer to buy a gift voucher for a smaller amount then we can do that for you, as part payment towards a class, where the recipient can choose to top up to whatever workshop they want to choose, or bring a friend etc.
Please note the age limit (9+ for fusing and 13+ for enamelling and stained glass) and that children under 16 should be accompanied by a paying adult please. Because weekend dates are always in demand, 1-person classes are usually only held on weekdays unless exceptions, eg: sometimes we will have a spare slot last minute.

Cancellation policy:

*Obviously stuff happens in life and you might wish to cancel or postpone your booking. Please understand that we probably won't be able to re-fill that booking slot at short notice so we lose out on that earning opportunity. If you do need to cancel a booking you can postpone the date or I can give you full refund for cancellation up to 14 days before the event (30 days for whole day courses). If you wish to cancel a booking less than 14 days notice before the event (30 days for whole day courses), then I can only offer postponement of the class (no refunds) with an admin fee charged for re-booking. No refunds or postponement for cancellation within 48 hours of the start of the class (in exceptional circumstances I can postpone with a 10% admin fee charged for re-booking the date).
COVID UPDATE: If you test positive for Covid we can postpone the class to a later date but please give me as much notice as possible. I would prefer to know that you are positive and rearrange the class, rather than have the risk of transmission which would have personal and business impact.

Gift voucher expiry date can be extended by 3 months if you contact me before it expires but vouchers cannot be refunded.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to some of the most common questions we get asked.

Our classes are private bookings so we can be flexible on start and end times. Classes can be from 1.5 hours long up to whole days.

We run our classes between 10am-7.30pm on Mon-Thurs, 10am-5.30pm on Fridays. We do also run classes at the weekends but there is limited availability on these and usually not for 1-person classes.

Let me know your preferences of day of the week and morning or afternoon or evening and I can get back to you with date options.

Some classes charge you extra money for firing your pieces after the class but our prices include all materials and use of equipment and the firing of all of your pieces after the class and I also attach any jewellery fixings for you too.

We run so many different classes from 1.5 hours up to whole days and the cost also depends on how many people in your group so I would advise you to look at each course to see the prices:

The classes are held at our studios in our garden at 16 Elmdale Road, Worcester WR3 7PA.

There is no parking in our road except for Blue Badge holders - please let us know in advance so we can accomodate your car. This is a mostly unmade, dead-end road and there is very limited parking/turning on Elmdale Road - there is plenty of free parking on adjacent roads less than 2 mins walk.

There are buses or taxis from the train stations in the city centre and we can usually time your class to suit your travel time. 

There is a certain maturity for safety or physical strength required for glass and pottery throwing so we set our age limit at 9+ and children must be accompanied by a paying adult please. For enamelling I set and age limit of 13+ because they need to be tall enough to reach the kiln as well as mature enough to handle the safety hazards and the same for stained glass too.

We can't have observers who are not participating in the class for safety reasons.

Glass fusing: in 1.5 hours you would each be able to make a small piece that can be jewellery (but not necessarily) and then a larger piece like a coaster or sun-catcher/hanging decoration. I then fire these in the kiln for you and do any jewellery fixings required. You can collect or have them posted approx 1-2 weeks later.

Enamelling jewellery: in 1.5 hours you would each be able to make 3 items (3 pendants or 2 pendants + 1 pair of earrings) which you fire several times in the kiln, on both sides and then add a jump ring to and you take the finished pieces home with you.

Stained glass: in 2 hours you would each be able to make 1 small rectangular panel which you wrap each piece of glass in copper foil and then solder together and add a hook. You take the finished piece home with you.

Pottery: in 1.5 hours you would each be able to throw 2 small pots and decorate them with slip decoration. Chris then fires these in the kiln for you and then puts a clear glaze over them and then fires again. You can collect or have them posted approx 3-4 weeks later.

Delicious lunches available with our day courses

Our legendary lunches with whole-day courses!

Word of our lunches that we provide for our whole-day courses has spread far and wide! We have had people approach us to do a course who specifically want to do a whole day courseinstead of a half-day because of the lunch they've heard about!

I try to provide produce from our allotment when in season and make things like home-made salads, Spanish tortilla and cake and we buy lovely breads and cheeses, pate, ham etc. My own chilli jam and elderflower champagne (non-alcoholic!) are usually available too.

We are very informal - you all help yourselves in the kitchen and can go back round again whenever you like! We try to cater for most dietary requirements if you let us know in advance too.

Accommodation near Worcester - some links to local short stay rentals where you can stay overnight nearby when doing our classes.