Friendly Glass Fusion Workshops for all ages

smARTsy is a glass fusion business based in Ratby, Leicestershire. 

What is glass fusion?

It is colourful glass being designed and then melted overnight in a kiln. You will work with many forms of glass, some of which need shaping with special tools.

It is not glass blowing, or stained glass with leaded strip or copper foil. It is not an instant result, you will need to collect your work at a later date.

Run by Ali and May, smARTsy aims to make the art of glass fusion accessible to all, with our youngest customers being school age children and our oldest in their nineties!

Whether you book on as an individual, or you have a group of 30+, smARTsy is the choice for you.

Glass fusion workshops are available throughout the week, and at the weekends, day or evening.

We offer a choice of ’Open Sessions’  in which you choose what to make, and ’ Themed Sessions’ in which everyone makes their own item whilst following a theme. The latter are tutor led, but there is always help on hand for all attendees.

We welcome private parties of 8 people; and we travel to venues for larger groups. Please ask about potential dates.

The list of workshops below shows how many spaces are available for the coming months - once you have found one you would like to attend contact us to book and to arrange a non-refundable deposit. 

telephone: 07565449695


Please choose a date then contact us to book

😀= number of spaces available 


Tuesday 17th 10-12 Open Session £12+ materials 😀😀😀

Wednesday 18th 7-9 ’Autumn’ £12 + materials FULL

Thursday 19th 1230-230 Open Session £12+ materials 😄

Saturday 21st 130-430 Open Session £15+ materials 😀😀

Sunday 22nd 1-4 Sunflowers & Poppies at The Squirrel at Wellesborough £20 + materials FULL

Monday 23rd 7-9 Stylised Autumn Tree £12 + materials FULL 

Tuesday 24th 10-12 Open Session £12+ materials 😀😀😀

Tuesday 24th 7-9 Open Session £12 +  materials  😀😀😀😀😀

Thursday 26th 11-2 Open Session £15+ materials 😀

Friday 27th 11-2 Open Session £15+  materials  FULL

Saturday 28th 2-4 FULL


Tuesday 1st 10-12 Open Session £12+  materials FULL

Tuesday 1st 7-9 Open Session £12+  materials 😀

Wednesday 2nd 7-9 ’Cats N Dogs’ £12+  materials 😀

Thursday 3rd 1230-230 Open Session £12+materials 😀😀😀😀😀

Friday 4th 1230-230 Open Session £12 + materials 😀😀😀

Saturday 5th 1-4 Open Session £15+  materials FULL 

Sunday 6th 1-4 ’Autumn’ at The Squirrel at Wellesborough £20+ materials 😀😀😀😀

Tuesday 8th 10-12 Open Session £12+ materials 😀😀

Tuesday 8th 7-9 Open Session £12+  materials 😀😀

Wednesday 9th Open Session 7-9  £12+materials 😀😀😀

Thursday 10th 1130-230 Open Session £15+ materials 😀😀😀😀

Friday 11th ‘Landscape’ at Bradgate Park 1030-1230 (😀😀😀) 130-330 (😀😀😀😀😀😀) £15 +  materials 

Tuesday 15th 10-12 Open Session £12+ materials 😀😀😀😀

Tuesday 15th 7-9 Stylised Autumn Tree  £12+ materials 😀😀😀

Wednesday 16th  7-9 Autumn Hedgehogs 7-9 £12+ materials FULL 

Thursday 17th 1230-230 Open Session £15+materials 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

Friday 18th Half Term Family Friendly at Ratby Church Rooms . Choose from 1.15-2.45  £7 pp including small hanger😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

Tuesday 22nd 7-9 Open Session £12+materials 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

Wednesday 23rd 7-9 Open Session £12+  materials 😀😀😀😀😀😀

Thursday 24th 1230-230 Open Session £12+  materials 😀😀😀😀😀

Friday 25th Poppies and Sunflowers theme at Bradgate Park 1030-1230 😀😀😀😀 1.30-330 😀😀😀😀😀 £15 + materials 

Saturday 26th 2-4 FULL

Tuesday 29th 7-9 Open Session £12+ materials 😀😀😀

Wednesday 30th 7-9 Open Session £12+ materials 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

Thursday 31st 1130-230 Open Session £15 + materials 😀


please see section entitled  ’festive fusion’ for ensuing dates.