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
Pendants
Wire Wrapping

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 e-mail or call and we will find a date and add it to the schedule. We design classes around participants and interest.

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.

To be registered for a class, fees must be paid before the first day of the class. Payment can be easily made directly from this page under each respective class offering. If you prefer, we can also take payment over the phone at (208) 938-1055.


Glass Fusing Basics 1

Get Started!

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.

Next Classes:

August 13 Basics I

Tuesday, August 13 1pm-4pm

$100.00

August 23 Basics I

Friday, August 23 1pm-4pm

$100.00

September 21 Basics I

Saturday, September 21 9am - 12 pm

$100.00

 

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Glass Fusing Basics 2

Full-Fuse It!

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.

Next Class:

August 29, September 3 Full Fuse!

Day 1 Thursday, August 29 1-4 pm Day 2 Tuesday, September 3 10-11 am

$150.00

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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.

Next Class:

August 6 Circles!

Tuesday, August 6 10am-12pm

$125.00

September 5 Circles!

Thursday, August 5 1-4pm

$125.00

Contact Us to schedule!

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Glass Fusing Basics 4

Sandblasting!

Learn 3 mask techniques
Experiment with iridescent effects
Make six coasters

*Call or e-mail and we will schedule this class!

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Glass Fusing Basics 5

Reactions!

Learn how and why some colors react with each other and how to use these reactions to create interesting results.  Create four reactive coasters.

August 8 Reactions!

Thursday, August 8 1-4pm

$125.00

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Glass Fusing Basics 6

Powders!

Create your own unique patterns and sheets of glass using powders.

Next Class:

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Glass Fusing Basics 7

Textures!

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.

Next Class:

Basics 7 – Textures

August Thursday 1st 10am-Noon

$100.00

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Glass Fusing Basics 8

Metal Inclusions!

Learn how to embed metals into glass.  Discover the amazing reactions and design potential that inclusions offer!

Next Class:

September 10 Metal Inclusions!

Tuesday, September 10 1-4pm

$125.00

Contact Us to schedule!

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Glass Fusing Basics 9

Working Thick!

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

Next Class:

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Pendants

Make 5 different pendants using a variety of glasses and techniques!

Next Class:

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Wire Wrapping

Learn to wire wrap your own fantastic pendants!

$75 One Session – 2 Hours

Next Class:

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