Glass Fusing Courses

Come and make a beautiful piece of fused glass. Choose from either a half day or a full day - read on for details or contact me for more information.

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Full day course - £120

For the more adventurous, a full day course will enable you to make a beautiful decorative wave for yourself like one pictured above.

The price includes all equipment and glass needed for you to create your piece. We will then fuse it in our kilns.

Typical time: 10am - approx 3pm

2/3 day course - £100

Also for the adventurous in this course you will create a beautiful seahorse. 

The price includes all equipment and glass needed for your piece. We will then fuse it in our kilns.

Typical time: 10am - approx 2.30pm or 2pm - approx 6pm

1/2 day course - £70

Fused glass looks beautifully decorative and is very tactile. Come and make a fused glass piece (e.g. a fish or a small dish) for yourself or as a gift for a friend.

The price includes all equipment and glass needed for your piece. We will then fuse it in our kilns.

Typical time: 10am - 12.30pm or 2pm - 4.30pm

1/2 day Christmas decoration course (seasonal) - £70

By popular demand I will be running Christmas decoration courses again in September / October / November / December 2024. Details TBA

Make 10 Fused glass Christmas decorations to hang on a Christmas tree or perhaps use as table place decorations (trees or stars, or the 2024 design TBA)


What you need to know

The kiln process will take a few days and so you won’t be able to take your item away with you at the end of the session. It will be available for collection or posting to you (at cost) within two weeks.

If time permits you can make another piece and the only charge will be for the cost of the glass used.

Coffee, tea and cake or biscuits will be provided during the session.

If under 18 you must be accompanied by an adult to attend this course. For health and safety reasons you must wear closed shoes, i.e. no sandals.


A sincere thankyou Kate for an inspirational day. Both John and I thoroughly enjoyed everything your day offered from hospitality to tutoring to the end product, all in a wonderful environment. We will certainly be returning - Dena and John


Delighted to have seen your glass on display in the gift shop at Fishbourne Roman Palace. We ended up buying two pieces. Keep up your fantastic work with glass, it is a real joy - Howard


Feedback from Christmas tree decorations and canape dish day

I had the pleasure of doing a one day course with Kate to learn about glass fusing. I really enjoyed the day and managed to make 10 Christmas tree decorations, a rather strange looking snowman, and a canape dish. My snowman is a little scary, but definitely unique! He will be a definite conversation piece, but I’m not expecting compliments! My canape dish design was inspired by Kate's other work and it turned out beautifully. All in all a very successful day and one that I would highly recommend. Star rating 10 out of 10 - Andy


Feedback from canape dish workshops

"Thank you so much for a fabulous morning and for your hospitality. I got totally lost in creating the shapes and using the coloured glass. Your own work is stunning" – Gillian

"A fabulous time, we felt completely welcomed. Kate helped us achieve lovely results with patience and kindness and we laughed throughout. Thank you so much for an amazing morning" - Lois


Feedback from Christmas decoration workshops

"I really enjoyed my time making allergy free Christmas trees. Being allergic to pine, for me to give a tree as a gift is amazing. Thank you for making me feel safe and comfortable. Loved every minute"  -  Sara

"I just had to email and thank you for a truly fantastic evening. We just simply loved it. You and your husband were so welcoming into your beautiful home. Everything was thought of it was lovely getting to know you both a little. You are so very talented and it was a joy to see your pieces. The workshop was so well done and prepared and you have a real ability to make people feel at ease. It is an evening we shall talk about often I'm sure" – Nicky

"A fabulous time, we felt completely welcomed. Kate helped us achieve lovely results with patience and kindness and we laughed throughout. Thank you so much for an amazing morning"  -  Lois


"So excited about my next class. You are an inspiration. Love my bowl !"



“Did we have a fun and creative day? Yes we did – we were welcomed by Kate and Andy with home made cake and a cup of tea. We discussed what we wanted to make and Kate showed us a range of her designs which are displayed beautifully in her home. We were shown to the studio and the fun began – I created an abstract wave with flowers, My husband Daren decided to create a large bowl and proceeded to cut glass into squares and oblongs. The range of colours available was amazing and Kate was on hand to chat and advise. Before we knew it we had made a bowl, a wave and 6 coasters! It was hard to leave behind what we had made but K & A assured us they would look after it through it’s 2 firings in the kiln. We cannot wait to see the end results. Daren and I have already discussed what we might be making at the next Kate Mercy glass fusing course.”

Daren and Tanya


"A most rewarding and enjoyable day spent with Kate learning the art of using glass to produce some amazing designs in one of Kate’s one to one workshop days.
Although I am an creative arts person I was a complete beginner in this form of creative design using glass as a medium. I was amazed to see how Kate had produced so many stunning creations made of glass. It was now my turn to see what I could produce and although a little bit nervous to start with Kate’s tutoring was pitched just right in terms of giving me clear instructions, advice and encouragement in such a friendly and fun way.
This was my second workshop with Kate and I was absolutely delighted with the glass wave I produced which is now proudly displayed in my home.
A really enjoyable day, highly recommended and I will certainly be back for more workshops with Kate."



Owen was my youngest pupil of 2021. He celebrated his 11th birthday making a fused glass fish. Although he had never worked with glass before he quickly grasped the art of scoring and cutting and laying out the design he wanted. He was delighted with the way his fish turned out and clearly has a gift for arts and crafts. 

Owen returned in December 2022 with his aunt to make Christmas decorations and they both thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and made some beautiful pieces. 

We all had such a fab time. Thank you so much for bringing the fish so quickly  -  Abbe / Owen (2021)

They both had an amazing time. Thankyou  - Abbe (2022)


Thank you again for a wonderful day. I am sure I will be booking more with you in the new year. My fish is lovely, I am very pleased with it and want to do another to keep it company  -   Maria

I am delighted with my fish. I’m very impressed with how everything blended together and as you do more and experiment with the colours I should think you can do some amazing designs  -  Laura


I am thrilled with my glass fish. Thank you so much for showing us your skills and helping me so much. You are right, the colours are lovely and clean and will tone beautifully with the lovely piece of glass that I bought from the Gallery soon after you joined Pier Road. I thought your Studio was wonderful. Long may you share your skills  -  Annie

I had such a great time. Couldn't have asked for a lovelier group to do the workshop with  -  Clare

Wow! Thank you Kate and thanks to your husband, it looks fabulous! So glad I decided to do the workshop and looking forward to the next one. You made us feel so welcome in your beautiful home  -  Jo

I am truly inspired by your work. You are an inspiriation. I just love my Wave - Jane

I can't believe how two amateurs can make four things that look so good. I think your guidance had great deal to do with it - Laura


"Super pleased with the dish I made with Kate. I have not done fusing before. Thanks so much for helping me"


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