Glass Workshop Dates for 2018

Noreen Todd at Bal Maiden Studio Glass

Course Descriptions 

I mainly teach classes in fused glass techniques, although I do teach other techniques which are detailed here. I run several glass fusing courses as set out below:

Glass Taster sessions -£35.

 These are 2 hr sessions with an extra 1/2hr of leeway for finishing off and tidying up – so 2 1/2 hrs effectively.

During the session you will be able to make one coaster (10 cm square) or light catcher (18 cm x 6 cm). If time permits a second piece can be made but there will be a charge for the additional glass used (typically £2.50 – £5 for a coaster or light catcher depending on the size and the colour of glass used). If you wish to spend longer in the studio there will be an additional charge of £10 per 15 mins, divided by the number of people who stay.

One Day Fusing Workshop – £120

We start with cutting glass, and then kiln-carving with clear glass. We then make a piece of jewelry using dichroic glass, which is fused in a microwave kiln before we engrave it and put it into the main kiln. Then we start on colour. We make one picture or plate using cut glass. A light lunch is included as well as a set amount of glass to use and the firing costs. I would expect you to finish 2 pieces plus a piece of jewelry by the end of the day.

Two Day Fusing Workshop – £240

During the 2 days we start with cutting glass, and then kiln-carving with clear glass. We then make a piece of jewelry using dichroic glass, which is fused in a microwave kiln before we engrave it and put it into the main kiln. Then we start on colour. We make one picture or plate using cut glass and one using glass frits and powders, and perhaps paints. You get a light lunch each day and a folder of information to take home with you. You will have a minimum of 4 pieces to collect once they have been fired.

One-on-one Tuition – £200

This is a period of 5 hours in which we undertake a project together which is dictated by you. The cost of the glass used and the kiln firing is charged separately, and is dependent on what you make.

Day-time and Evening Classes

 These are 3 hour sessions on some mornings and evenings. I presently have these running on Sunday mornings, on Monday afternoons and on Wednesday evenings on a (mainly) fortnightly basis.

These sessions are booked and paid for in advance, The cost £30 for a 3 hour session. However there is a discount available for those who pay for all the sessions in advance. Depending on the length of the term these sessions work out at either 6 or 8 weeks per term time, and cost £144 for the 6 weeks or £192 for the 8 weeks, if paid for as a complete block in advance. This is a 20% discount. A 10% discount is also available for those wishing to pay for 3 or 4 weeks in advance respectively.

Please note:

1 The fee for the Taster and one and two day fusing courses includes a pre-determined amount of glass and the firing costs of the pieces you make
2 That each full day course includes a light lunch.
3 Each course introduces you to the various cutting, grinding and polishing machines and materials in the studio as the need arises.
4 As people work at different rates and have different requirements, some people whizz through and want to make more pieces. This is allowed if time permits, and there is charge for the extra glass used and the extra firing costs.
5 We have studio rules which you must read before you come. You will be asked to sign these when you are here for our insurance purposes.
6 I ask that you to bring ideas and inspiration to help you with the process. However, you need to be aware that your designs will need to be simple while you are a beginner, especially on the Taster sessions where the piece needs to be in the kiln within the 2 hours. You design should not include any circles and if curves are used they must be restricted to gentle curves, as circles and curves are advanced work.
7 If you are unable to collect your glass after it has been fired (a 24 hour minimum process) we will arrange to send this to you for a £10 charge to cover the postage and packing.

You can book your place by making payment by cheque or bank transfer. If you want to book a place please telephone or email me to let me know. The attached application form must be completed in full and signed and you will need to either sent it to me by email or post, or bring it with you on the day. However, bookings are only confirmed once payment has been received.

Payment details can be found on the application form.

If you decide not to book at course at the present time but would like to be kept informed of our course dates, new courses, new work we are producing and events, exhibitions and competition we may hold in the future please complete the Data Protection section of the application form, sign it and return it to us, so that we have your authority to keep contacting you on a periodic basis.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Fusing Taster Sessions (2 1/2hrs) £35 (child £30) Fusing Glass Class (£120)
19th May; 20th May; 26th May; 27th May; 28th May.                            2rd June
Decorating Glass £120  Up-Cycling (£120)
16th June 30th June
Painting on Glass (£120)    


Jewellery Making (£120)


23rd June 7th July
Open Mould Casting (£120) Young Glass-Makers Beginners Fusing- £80 (1/2 day £40)
26th or 28th May 28th July; 30th July
Christmas decorations  – fusing or mould making £120 Lost Wax Casting (£240)
10th November        14th-15th July                  
Beginners Fusing Extravaganza – £240
21st-22nd July
Daytime and Evening classes

Wednesdays 18hrs – 21hrs



Sundays 10hrs -13 hrs         Mondays 13hrs – 16 hrs

12th Sept

26th Sept

17th Oct

24th Oct

7th Nov

21st Nov

16th Sept                                 17th Sept

30th Sept                                 24th Sept

14th Oct                                    15th Oct

28th Oct                                    29th Oct

11th Nov                                    12th Nov

25th Nov                                   26th Nov

 28th Nov

12th Dec

2nd Dec                                    3rd Dec

16th Dec                                   17th Dec


last updated : 30.08.2018  

How to get there – see a map on the location page.

Please note that confirmation of places can only be given once payment is received in full and is operated on a first come first served basis. Classes may be subject to cancellation if there are less than 2 people booked one week before.

Please telephone or email us to book a course, and complete the application form and either mail it or send it to us. You may pay by cheque, cash or bank transfer in advance.  Cheques are made payable to ‘Noreen Todd’ and sent to:

Wheal Betty,

Trevenen Bal,



TR13 0PR.

Terms and Conditions

Although it is very unlikely, it is possible for the classes to be cancelled at short notice with a full refund. If participants cancel less than 4 weeks beforehand they will be offered one alternative date or a 50% refund. No refund will be offered if less than 2 weeks’ notice is given of cancellation and an alternative course will be offered only if someone can fill the originally booked space.