Dudley College


Dudley College has a long tradition of Glass making, the glass department now based Dudley Evolve has recently upgraded its facilities giving us more flexibility to promote the use of glass through our curriculum.

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This newly refurbished centre of excellence caters for a wide range of students from all parts of the world. It has gained a reputation for being the only centre of its kind offering a hands-on practical approach to kiln, cold and hot glass blowing, whilst still retaining a design input and versatility to suit enthusiasts, studio crafts persons and graduates in glass.

The Centre is well equipped with a range of machines and furnaces, including the following:

  • Glass making facilities: furnace, 2 glory holes, 2 glass-makers chairs, an annealing oven, optic moulds and hand tools.
  • Lampworking facilities and kilns
  • Fusing and slumping equipment
  • Decorative and cold glass working machinery including sand blasting cabinet, diamond drill, diamond mitre wheels, diamond saw, engraving lathes, flatting and polishing facilities.1gc 1gc2

In addition to glass facilities being available to all our level1, 2 and level 3 art and design students, fashion students and international students, the following courses are also available for adults:

  • One year associateship in glass, one day a week
  • Night class in hot glass ‘College certificate’
  • Taster days 

Tutor for the above classes is Stephen Foster. 

In addition to the main courses there are also LINK courses with local schools, classes for Supported Learning, the disabled and those with

learning difficulties, evening classes for hot glass blowing.

We offer basic evening courses in glass, blowing college certificate. Or for existing glass practioners/artists with an interest in glass we offer the glass associateship programme consisting of the use of glass facilities and technical support on a negotiated basis.


Or visit our website www.dudleycol.ac.uk

Dudley Evolve
Tower Street
West Midlands


Stephen Foster on 01384 363056
Or visit our website www.dudleycol.ac.uk
Dudley Evolve
Tower Street
West Midlands


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