Fused Glass for the Garden


Get set for summer and treat your garden to a splash of colour.

Sunday 19th May 2019

10am – 4pm

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Get set for summer and treat your garden to a splash of colourful fused glass. Design and make your own hanging bird bath, glittering tree jewels and funky glass plant spikes. Even your picnic table gets some glamour with a draped tea light holder.

Over fresh brewed coffee and a delicious buffet lunch we will explore the basics of fused glass with lots of samples to inspire and inform. Choose from a rainbow of opal and transparent sheet and accessory glass to create your unique designs.

Small group size (maximum 8 participants) ensures everyone gets expert guidance and support when they need it. Rachel is an experienced and enthusiastic tutor who will help bring your ideas to life

• How to cut and shape glass safely and accurately.
• How to use fibre products and the basics of kiln carving.
• Using frit, stringers and inclusions for added detail.
• Using slump and drape moulds to create 3D forms.
• Kiln preparation and firing schedules.
• Health and Safety in the studio.
• Using kiln temperature to give different effects.
• Technical notes on the workshop to take home.

A delicious cold buffet lunch is included along with tea and coffee throughout the day.

Course information

No previous experience required, all tuition, tools and safety equipment will be provided, please wear closed toed shoes.

After the workshop your pieces will be fired and available for collection from the studio by appointment. Work can be posted out- additional charges will apply.

Information on your workshop will be emailed to you one week before the workshop date.

Class size – minimum 4, maximum 8 people.

Cancellations and refunds

Classes have a minimum size of 4 people and a maximum of 8. Where the minimum class size is not achieved Rachel Bower reserves the right to cancel the class. 24 hours notice will be given by email. In this event an alternative class will be offered or a full refund.

In the event that you need to cancel a booking the following charges will apply:

for cancellations up to 4 weeks before the course a 90% refund will be offered.
between 4 weeks and 1 week before the start of the course a 50% refund will be offered.
less than 1 week before the course no refund will be available.

In the event of unforeseen circumstances preventing the advertised class from running Rachel Bower reserves the right to offer a full refund, or an alternative course, venue or date. All reasonable steps will be taken to communicate the information to course participants.


This class takes place at:
• Nest, 30 Reform Street, Blairgowrie PH10 6BD
• Free parking is available on a Sunday in the carpark opposite the library on Leslie Street, PH10 6AN. From the car park head up Leslie Street to the junction with Reform Street and turn right. ‘Nest’ is the second building on the right.
• Blairgowrie is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Additional information


Sunday 19th May 2019


10am – 4pm


Nest, 30 Reform Street, Blairgowrie PH10 6BD

Maximum class size

8 Maximum

Skill level


Minimum age

16 years


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