Sheffield Adult Asperger Group Glass Fusing Course

Please note this is not an Autism Centre Event.

This is a message from Liz Friend ( from the Sheffield Adult Asperger Group with an invitation for adults with Asperger Syndrome to attend a glass fusing course

We now have a date for the next glass fusing course which will be Saturday 17 October from 10am to 5pm including lunch.

This is a really easy medium to work with and produces some brilliant results – you don’t have to be good at art to come along!   There will be full support for you to be able to make some really lovely pieces of glass work.   This also gives the opportunity to create some beautiful art works and maybe some Xmas gifts in advance!!  The aim is for a nice relaxing day and the opportunity to try something new!  Look on our website for examples of what we have made in the past at 

There is no charge for the course and lunch is included as well as tea and coffee throughout the day.  The course is open to everyone aged over 18.

The course will be held in the studio of local artist Alison Zwaard who has experience of Asperger syndrome.   Alison’s studio is based in Nether Edge and is a short walk from Abbeydale Road.  Her website is at:  which gives full directions and additional information.

The day will look like:

Morning session:  10am til 1pm

Session 1 – Making a glass star and a piece of dicroic glass  jewellery (can be cufflinks or key ring)
(glass cutting techniques)

Session 2 – Making a glass  bowl and coaster or window hanging

Lunch: 1pm til 2pm

Afternoon session: 2pm til 4.30/5pm
Session 3  – A final piece – glass sculpture of large bowl or glass bunting

If you want a place then please let me know – don’t worry if this date doesn’t work for you as if we have enough demand we can run another day in the autumn.

Best wishes




About The Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University

The Autism Centre is part of the Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion within the Faculty of Development and Society, Sheffield Hallam University. The Autism Centre promotes a view of autism as a different way of being. Whilst many people may live happy and accomplished lives with autism, different ways of being can challenge and confuse others. To help with understanding The Autism Centre delivers accredited courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. Its team of academics engage with research and consultancy and publish widely on the autism spectrum and disability.
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