When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Anna Chrysopoulo
  • Course Code K22MCAI02B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course is for all levels; it provides the opportunity to discover and experiment with fusing and slumping techniques using all forms of Float glass - commonly known as window glass. Float glass is more affordable in price when compared to other specialist fusing glasses, and has its own unique qualities and aesthetic. This course allows you to experiment with float glass as a raw material, in its varying forms from sheet to frit, and to explore with it a variety of techniques. You will be taught the fundamentals of glass cutting, assembly of glass for fusing and slumping, alongside the use of metal inclusions. You will gain an understanding of kiln firings and how temperature affects glass forming results. This course is the perfect introduction for beginners, but also an opportunity for more advanced learners to experiment and explore float glass as a material within self-directed projects, alongside skill building.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply glass cutting and assembly skills to produce a range of fused glass samples.
  • Produce fused glass pieces exploring float glass alongside metal inclusions.
  • Be able to produce glass pieces using float glass in its varying forms to produce colour, texture and form.
  • Understand and evaluate the suitability of selected materials within the glassmaking process.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    You will be working on set tasks guided by your expert glass tutor, Anna Chrysopoulo. Teaching takes place in a practical workshop setting, including both demonstration and discussion. Informal assessment will take place on a continual basis throughout the course using observation, and also a group Learner presentation at the end of the course outlining your results and experience of fused glass. To ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

    Entry requirements

    This course is for all level: If you already have knowledge of glass making this course also offers you the opportunity to refresh and develop existing skills, and explore other specialist materials. For more information about the course contact the glass lecturer: Anna.Chrysopoulo@morleycollege.ac.uk

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The fee includes tuition, specialist materials, alongside use of specialist equipment, including glass kiln firings etc. However, Learners will be expected to purchase some of their own Kiln-formed glass materials such as alternative glass types (guidance will be given by the tutor on the first session). You may need to purchase your own small tools, and possibly some additional materials as advised by your tutor.

    What you need

    It would be helpful to bring a sketchbook/notebook, pencils/pen/marker pen etc. You will need to wear sturdy shoes, boots or trainers (no open sandals); an apron. We have basic tools in the workshop which have been adapted to facilitate a safe learning environment. Glass and other materials are available for sale to students, however, Learners may want to buy or bring in their own resources, to have a wider variety in choice of materials.

    What you can do next

    With these transferable skills, to further develop your creative potential and expand your learning within 3D studies: we encourage progression onto intermediate courses within our glass provision at Morley: these may include the UAL Level 2 in Glass (dependent on ability), as well as other courses in Art & Design the college provides. Please speak with your tutor for further advice or information.