Glass Fusing Basics I
Glass Fusing Basics II
Glass Fusing Basics III
Glass Fusing Basics IV
Glass Fusing Basics V
Pendants
Wire Wrapping
Mold Making
Drop Out Vessels
Crackle Effects
Sandblasting
Glass Casting
Glass Combing
Powder Patterns
Pate de Verre
Pattern Bars
Screen Printing
Stringer Fun

If you’d like to take a particular class that you don’t see on the Calendar, please let us know so we can add it to our schedule. We track interest for each technique and are always willing to schedule a class for 2 or more people!

Once you have taken our Glass Fusing Basics I class, you are able to participate in our open studio time where you can use the studio and facilities and put your knowledge to work creating beautiful glass art.

The Glass Fusing Basics Series (Glass Fusing Basics II though V) do not have to be taken in order. You must take Glass Fusing Basics I first (or have equivalent experience) but can then take any other class.

If you would simply like to create a project without participating in classes, please visit the Walk-in project page.

Kiln Firing, Glass Cutting, and Edge Finishing are taught by appointment.

Glass Fusing Basics I

 

Glass Fusing Basics I is where it all begins! This class is an introduction to fused glass and is a prerequisite for participating in our open studio time. During the class you will create a 8×8″ dish while you learn all about glass – how to cut, shape and lay up your glass ready to be fired; how to choose the kiln firing schedule to achieve the look you desire; and how the glass itself reacts to having fuse temperature heat applied to it. After having taken this class, you can return to participate in our open studio time or continue on to other classes at Fusions Glass Studio.

$100 One Session – 3 Hours

Next Classes:

Dec 11 1:00pm-4:00pm

January 5 9:00am-Noon

January 18 1:00pm-4:00pm

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Glass Fusing Basics II

 

Glass Fusing Basics II will enhance your understanding of glass fusing concepts. During the class you will gain a better understanding of how Bullseye glass is made, tested, and priced. You will learn why and how some colors react with each other and how to use these reactions to create interesting results. You will explore the use of metal inclusions in glass. You will learn to control or use the 6mm volume control rule to create interesting results. You will learn to easily cut smooth, consistent circles and you will create a 9″ round bowl and 3 sample tiles using the concepts you learned.

$100 One Session – 3 Hours

Next Class:

January Tuesday 8  1:00pm-4:00pm

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Glass Fusing Basics III

 

Glass Fusing Basics III is an introduction to working with glass powders. Using brushes, tools, stencils and found items, you will learn the basics of applying and manipulating glass powders into shapes and patterns. During the class, you will create 2 tiles, each 6×6″

$100 One Session – 3 Hours

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Glass Fusing Basics IV

 

Glass Fusing Basics IV is an introduction to working with fiber paper to create shapes and textures in glass. You will learn to manipulate various thicknesses of fiber paper to create different textures and bas relief in the glass. You will also learn how to make a pocket vase using fiber paper.  You will make make one 6×8″ tile and one pocket vase during the class.

$100 One Session – 3 Hours

Next Class:

Dec 13 1:00pm-4:00pm

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Glass Fusing Basics V

Glass Fusing Basics V focuses on taking the glass thicker than the 1/4″ the glass wants to be when fired. You will learn to dam the glass to contain the flow of the glass as it is fired, and you will learn how to cold-work the edges of your glass after firing. During the class you will create an 8×8″ dish that is 1/2″ thick. On the second day of class, you will learn to cold-work the edges of your glass to be ready to slump into a dish and leave nice, flat, polished edges.

$150  2 Sessions – Session 1 is 4 hours, Session 2 is 2 hours

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Pendants

 

Make three fantastic pendants that you will be proud to wear.
Several techniques will be demonstrated from which to chose your designs.

$75 One Session – 1 1/2 Hours

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Wire Wrapping

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Learn to wire wrap your own fantastic pendants!

$75 One Session – 2 Hours

Next Class:

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Mold Making

 

Make one Frit Mold and one Texture Plate.

$100 One Session – 3+ Hours

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Drop-Out Vessels

 

Make one 3-inch bowl and one 5-inch bowl.

$150 Two Days

Next Class:

February
DAY 1 – Thursday 7  1:00pm-4:00pm
DAY 2 – Friday 8  1:00pm-4:00pm

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Crackle Effects

 

Make two 7×7 Crackle Tiles.

$100 2 1/2 Hours

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Sandblasting

 

Learn 3 mask techniques
Experiment with iridescent effects
Make six coasters

$100 One Session – 2 1/2 Hours

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Glass Casting

 

Make a block model
Use creative materials
Pour a plaster mold
Use glass billets
Cold-work edges
Make one thick casting

$300 – 3 Days

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Glass Combing

 

Color Reactions
Viscosity
Sandblasting
Tile saw use
Make one 38mm thick 12×7″ piece

$280 – 3 Days

Next Class:

January
DAY 1 – Wednesday 23 1:00pm-4:00pm
DAY 2 – Thursday 24 1:00pm-4:00pm
DAY 3 – Friday 25 1:00pm-4:00pm

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Powder Patterns

PatternSheets

Create your own designs
Make six large pattern sheets
Build two final projects

$250 – 3 Days

Next Class:

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Pate de Vere (“Paste of Glass”)

 

Make pate de vere molds
Tint frits
Pack, fire, and divest molds

$300 – 2 Days

Next Class:

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Pattern Bars

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Fuse pattern bars
Cut apart
Refuse into new patterns

$160 – 2 Days

Next Class:

DAY 1 – January Tuesday 15 1:00pm-4:00pm
DAY 2 – Thursday 17  10:00am-Noon

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Screen Printing

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Print using powders
Learn screen printing
Make several printed tiles
One final project

$300 – 3 Days

Next Class:

January

DAY 1 – Tuesday 29 1:00pm-4:00pm
DAY 2 – Tuesday 30 1:00pm-4:00pm
DAY 3 – Friday 31 1:00pm-4:00pm

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Stringer Fun

Stringer Plate

Create fantastic depth and patterns with exciting stringer techniques.

$160 – 2 Days

Next Class:

February
DAY 1 – Thursday 21  10:00am-Noon
DAY 2 – Friday 22  10:00am-Noon

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