Welcome to the Cheshire School of Glass.
Be inspired to get creative.
Nestled in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, the Cheshire School of Glass is an educational centre offering you a range of creative glass courses in a beautiful setting.
Our team is led by Jennifer Barker, one of the UK’s leading glass artists, whose 20 years as a maker and educator will ensure your experience is both enjoyable and highly rewarding.
Whatever your level, we offer a wide range of courses that will introduce you to new crafts, whether you’re looking for a fun day with friends or to improve your knowledge or skills
Introduction to glass fusing
Landscapes in Glass
Glass for the Garden
What we offer
A fully equipped glass art studio set in a beautiful Cheshire countryside
Maximum of four people per course
Experienced and inspiring tutors
A range of courses to suit all levels and ages
Refreshments and lunch
Support notes and documentation to take home
Some upcoming courses
Intro to glass fusing
1 day £175
Sat 21st March 2020
plus more dates available…..
Taking your first steps in working with glass, we’ll teach you the basic skills required to confidently cut and shape glass and kiln-fire your own glass art creations. You’ll make a series of small hanging panels and a bowl of your own design
2 days £260
Sat 23rd/Sun 24th May 2020
plus more dates available…..
Our 2-day stained course will provide you with all of the necessary skills to cut, shape, lead and solder your own stained glass panel. Whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to improve your skills, this course will offer something for everyone
What our students think
I have been so pleased with what I have made today! I have never worked with glass before but you made it so easy and clear. Thank you Jenny, it has been a brilliant experience.
Our experienced team
Our teaching team are renowned for both their technical knowledge and their ability to educate and inspire you
Jennifer has been working with glass for over 25 years, having studied the medium at both Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Universities, completing a Masters degree in 3-dimensional Glass Design.
She currently leads the Glass department on the Applied Arts programme at Glyndwr University alongside managing Melt Designs, her own successful glass art business, having produced a wide-ranging portfolio of commissions for both private and commercial clients.
Jen’s specialist areas include kiln-formed glass, surface manipulation and kiln-casting, She has designed and run glass design courses from her own studio as well as Pearsons Glass in Liverpool, participated in masterclasses and has established herself as a leading figure within the glass art industry in the UK.
Steph is a stained glass artist based in North Wales Her work is primarily influenced by wild flowers and grasses using the technique of sgraffito, scratching her designs through black enamel onto coloured glass and then taking a series of the drawings to combine together into a leaded panel.
After graduating from North Wales School of Art and Design in 2013, achieving a First Class BA (Hons) Degree. She has since been developing her work and is currently an Artist in Residence at Glyndwr University, selling in galleries, commissioned work, and running glass courses.