Glass Fusing Basics 1 – Get Started
Glass Fusing Basics 2 – Full-Fuse
Glass Fusing Basics 3 – Circles
Glass Fusing Basics 4 – Sandblasting
Glass Fusing Basics 5 – Reactions
Glass Fusing Basics 6 – Powders
Glass Fusing Basics 7 – Textures
Glass Fusing Basics 8 – Inclusions
Glass Fusing Basics 9 – Thick
If you would simply like to create a project without taking a several-hour or multi-day class please visit the Walk-in project page. These projects are designed with no experience needed and even children ages 5 and up may participate!
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!
Our Glass Fusing Basics Series 1-9 teaches classes that cover the basics of working with glass and heat. You will learn about color reactions, glass powders, creating textures, working thick, and cold-working techniques. They do not have to be taken in order.
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.
We do not charge for open studio. Participants buy their own supplies and materials and work within their own ability level. Open studio is NOT open classroom. Employees will not guide you or assist in making your project. Participants are expected to take the appropriate classes for the techniques they wish to use in their projects. We design each class to save you money by doing the experimenting for you and showing you what can go wrong and how to avoid it. Come join us for fusing fun!
If there is a class you are interested in, but don’t see it on the schedule, we are happy to make one for you and a friend. We will teach any class for 2 or more people.
Kiln Firing, Glass Cutting, and Edge Finishing are taught by appointment.
Glass Fusing Basics 1
Glass Fusing Basics 1 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 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. All tools and supplies are provided. 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.
May Saturday 4th 9am-Noon
May Saturday 4th 9am-Noon
Glass Fusing Basics 2
Glass Fusing Basics 2 will enhance your understanding of viscosity, volume control and puzzle lay-ups, but most of all, what it takes to create artwork that is completely smooth when fired. During the class you will gain a better understanding of how Bullseye glass is made, tested, and priced, and be introduced to the dazzling world of iridescent glasses! Make an 8×8 dish and an iridescent coaster. Day 2, learn to cold-work the edges to create a beautiful finished product.
Basics 2 – Full-Fuse
May Wednesday 1st 1pm-4pm
Glass Fusing Basics 3
Circles, Circles, Circles!
Basics 3 will show you how to easily and consistently cut circles and add creative embellishments. Make one 9″ bowl and one 5″ bowl.
Basics 3 – Circles
May Wednesday 29th 1pm-4pm
Glass Fusing Basics 4
Learn 3 mask techniques
Experiment with iridescent effects
Make six coasters
$100 One session – 2 1/2 Hours
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Glass Fusing Basics 5
Learn how and why some colors react with each other and how to use these reactions to create interesting results. Create four reactive coasters.
Basics 5 – Reactions
April Tuesday 23rd 1pm-4pm
Glass Fusing Basics 6
Create your own unique patterns and sheets of glass using powders.
Basics 6 – Powders
May Friday 3rd 1pm-4pm
Glass Fusing Basics 7
Glass Fusing Basics 7 is an introduction to working with bas relief to create shapes and textures in glass. You will learn about several materials that can be used to create these effects. You will make make one 6×8″ tile and one pocket vase during the class.
Basics 7 – Textures
April Thursday 11th 1pm-4pm
Glass Fusing Basics 8
Learn how to embed metals into glass. Discover the amazing reactions and design potential that inclusions offer!
Basics 8 – Inclusions
April Thursday 4th 1pm-4pm
Glass Fusing Basics 9
Learn to contain the flow as the glass is fired. Create an 8”x8” dish that is 1/2″ thick. On the second day you will cold-work the sides of your glass. After slumping, the piece will have nice, flat, polished edges.
$180 – Two Days
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Make 5 different pendants using a variety of glasses and techniques!
May Thursday 2nd 3:30pm-5pm
Learn to wire wrap your own fantastic pendants!
$75 One Session – 2 Hours
April Thursday 18th 1pm-4pm