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 25 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
Lampwork Bead Making
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
Vast collection of glass art and craft books
Support notes and documentation to take home
Some upcoming courses
1 day £155
Next course: Sun 1st Nov
This course will show you how to use enamels, glass powders and other decorative glass elements to create a landscape or seascape composition. Suitable for all levels, we’ll cover the basics of glass fusing and more advanced techniques of glass art
Intro to Glass Fusing
1 day £175
Next course: Thurs 31st Oct
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
Stained Glass for All
2 days £280
Next course: Sun/Mon 22nd/23rd November
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.
Alongside her teaching at CSG, she also manages 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 produced 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.
Kat runs the stained glass and copper foiling programmes at CSG and is a hugely experienced glass artist, having studied BA and MA programmes at Sunderland University specialising in architectural glass for the latter two years.
Kat has had experience working with Linley Stained Glass and is currently working for the prestigious stained glass specialists Recclesia Glass in Harwarden, where she specialises in leaded panels, copper foiling and painting glass.
Kat’s teaching experience extends beyond 15 years, including courses at Pearsons Glass in Liverpool. She is a passionate, knowledgable, and inspiring educator and an invaluable member of the CSG teaching team.