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Glass Museum

Glass Fusing Workshops

One day Colour Glass Fusing Workshop with Michelle Mativi

Friday 20th September 2019, 10:00 - 16:00, £95
Saturday 23rd November 2019, 10:00 - 16:00, £95 FULLY BOOKED


Half day Colour Glass Fusing Workshop with Michelle Mativi

Saturday 10th August 2019, 13:00 - 16:00, £49
Friday 18th October 2019, 13:00 - 16:00, £49


To be held in the Stained Glass Museum workshop- South Transept Triforium, Ely Cathedral


About the Workshop

During the morning session the tutor will explain the principles and theory of glass cutting, fusing and firing, explaining the various terms and stages used in fusing glass.

The techiques will include fusing clear and coloured glass using fritt, confetti, stringers, noodles and some metal inclusions, with special emphasis on the construction of designs. This will be followed by students designing and making small glass items of their choice, such as tiles, coasters, jewellery or decorative hangings.

The tutor will provide examples of the different techniques, processes, fittings and results for students to handle and examine, but the emphasis of the workshop will remain on the creative designs that students can achieve by themselves, ensuring that every student will have an enjoyable and rewarding day.

Your glass will be kiln-fired after the workshop is finished.  This usually takes place on the following day, because someone needs to be on the premises during firing.  Once your fused artwork has been kiln-fired and cooled, it will be ready for collection.

Cost: £95 per person including materials, equipment and tuition

(Friends of the Museum receive 10% discount)

Suitable for age 16+

The workshop will have a maximum of six students, allowing for ample individual as well as group tuition.



Meet the Artist: Michelle Mativi

Michelle Mativi is a glass artist and designer based in Cambridge. She has been working with glass for over 10 years, having originally studied architectural glass at the renowned University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s in Swansea.  Michelle's work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. In 2015, she won the George and Evelyn Gee Prize for craftsmanship, as well as the prestigious Stevens Architectural Glass Competition awarded by The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Glass Painters. Michelle’s design combined both traditional and contemporary techniques, using leading and slumped glass. As an artist she admires other artists that push the boundaries but still respect the qualities and beauty of glass, and as a tutor, she encourages experimentation and above all, having fun during her classes and workshops.



"I really appreciated the tutor's input, quite comprehensive to start with but later standing back but being available if needed."

Anna Garvie, 30/04/2017



The Stained Glass Museum is located in Ely Cathedral. It is accessed by a stone spiral staircase (40 stairs). As the Museum won’t be open when you arrive, please wait at the entrance door where someone will come and greet you and let you in. If this is your first visit to the Museum, our entrance is found through the main (west) door of the Cathedral and then turn right past the font.

Refunds & Cancellations

For cancellations made more than 28 days in advance we offer a full refund or one free date change.
For cancellations made between 14 and 28 days in advance we will offer a 50% refund or allow one free date change.

For cancellations made less than 14 days in advance we are unable to offer a refund or date change on workshop places, although you are welcome to transfer the booking to someone else.
If a date change has already been requested we cannot offer a refund on a subsequent cancellation.
Please bear in mind that the Stained Glass Museum is a registered charity (No.1169842) and in order to operate successfully it’s important that we adhere to this policy.

Cancellation of courses by the Museum
Under rare or exceptional circumstances the Museum may have to cancel workshops. If a cancellation is necessary, we will do our utmost to contact you by phone or email as soon as possible before the workshop is held. You will be offered either a full refund or the option to transfer their booking to an alternative date/workshop. Please note The Stained Glass Museum is not liable for any costs associated with travel or accommodation.  Please bear this in mind when booking travel or accommodation in advance.



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