Fundamentals of Fusing Class must be completed before any other fusing classes may be taken. Thank you.
We will train you how to use your kiln for $5.00 when you purchase your kiln from us!
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Glass University- We offer basic classes in Fusing, Master and Project Based.
Fundamentals of Fusing - $95
Learn the basics of glass fusing and make two 4” square fused glass tiles. This hands on class will introduce
students to basic fusing techniques, glass cutting, kiln operation and material selection. Find out what “frit”,
“noodles”, and “stringers”, are all about and use them to create little works of art that you can use as tiles,
coasters or wall art. Turn your tiles into a clock, a vase, or a dish for an additional $6. This class provides the
basic skills to allow you to go on to create jewelry, bowls, trays, clocks and other fused glass pieces. This class
is a prerequisite for most of our other fusing classes. Bring a friend and experience the beauty and fun of
fused glass. Course fee includes all tools and materials for two 4”x 4” tiles. Bring a design that will fit into a 4"
tile. Projects may be picked up a week after class. Meets one time for 3.5 hours.
Examples of F of Fusing class projects:
Fused Jewelry Basics - $75
This hands-on class builds on skills learned in the "fundamentals" class. Techniques for making fused glass
pendants and earrings will be discussed. Students will make several pendants and earring sets. Design
considerations for mounting and hanging your pieces will be presented along with a display of different types
of jewelry findings. Fee includes glass, findings, and some dichroic glass. One 2 1/2 hour session.
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Fusing.
Master Classes - Technical
Please note: Classes listed under Technical/Master classes are designed for those that want to take their
glass skills to a higher level. These classes are designed with advanced techniques and make up our Master
Fuser Program. Fundamentals of Fusing and advanced cutting skills required for all classes. We offer an
exclusive yearly membership for Glass Masters with several perks. Please inquire for more details.
Pattern Bars - $175
In this class you will learn the techniques for creating intricate patterns in glass for use in a variety of fusing
projects. Students will create a 4" x 6" x 1" block and a 1" x 1" x 8" bar, which will be sliced into pattern bars in
the second session, using the tile saw. Design considerations, construction techniques and suggestions for
ways to use the completed pattern bars will be discussed. Students will provide 3 or 4 sheets of colored
fusible glass. Course fee includes firing and all other materials. Two sessions: One 3 hour and One 1 Hour
Fooling with Frit - $150
We will be doing a lot more than fooling around with frit in this class! Students will learn all about the different
kinds of frit, the uses and characteristics of binders and the advantages and hazards of color mixing.
Highlighting, painting, stencils, masking, texturing, molding and filling will also be discussed. Students will use
their newly acquired knowledge of frit to create designs on several small pieces. Students will provide 2
sheets of clear glass and 1 sheet of white glass. Course fee includes frit, firing and all other materials. One 4
Dam It - $150
This is the class where you will learn to break the 1/4 inch rule. Techniques for creating dams and casting
molds will be discussed. Students will make and use a variety of dams to create multi-layer fused pieces and
glass castings. Students will provide 2 sheets of clear glass and 2 sheets of transparent colored glass and
bring ideas for a simple multi-layered design. Course fee includes all dam materials and firing. Upon
completion of the firing the students will have two dams to take home for future projects. One 4 hour session.
Fritography - $140
In this class you will use glass, frit, stringers and noodles to create images in glass. Heat forming of stringers
and noodles will be used to create glass elements for inclusion in the images. Masking, layering and blending
techniques will be discussed. Students will create a 6" x 6" glass picture. Course fee includes firing and
all materials. One 4 hour session.
Dealing with Dichro - $150
Dichroic glass puts the "bling" in your thing! It is a brilliant design element and a must for fused jewelry, but it
has some unique characteristics. Students will learn the techniques to make the best use of dichroic glass in
their projects. Types of dichroic glass, color and color changes with firing will be discussed. Uses for Dichro
Slide and Dichro etching will be demonstrated. Students will make several dichroic jewelry pieces. Course fee
includes firing and a dichro Sample Pack for each student. One 3 hour session.
Advanced Plate and Bowls - $195
Want to make a real piece of art glass that involves more than arranging a few pieces of glass and frit on a
circle and firing it? If so, this is the class for you. Thick glass techniques, cold working and design
considerations will be discussed. Students will provide 2 sheets of colored glass and 1 sheet of clear glass
and bring ideas for a simple geometric design. Course fee includes two firings, use of a mold or dam materials
and scrap glass. Two Sessions: One 4 hours and 1 one hour.
The Vitrograph - $75
Leave your notebook at home....this is a fun class!!! Hot glass drips out of the bottom of a specialty modified
kiln while students manipulate the flowing glass into custom stringers and other shapes. Students take home
what they create for inclusion into future projects. Course fee includes all tools and materials. Class is limited
to four students, so Sign Up Early!
One 2 hour session.
Creative Slumping - $125
What is a slumping ring for? What if I can't find a mold for the shape I want? Ceramic or stainless steel? Why
won't the kiln wash stick to my stainless steel mold? These and many other questions you didn't even know to
ask will be answered in this "all about slumping class." Students will learn basic mold making and glass
forming techniques. Class fee includes a firing in any of our molds (students must create tile to be slumped at
home or during studio time). Templates for tiles will be created in class. One 3 hour session.
Fresh Fish - $50
No, you don't eat this fish! Come join us for a fun time making "Fresh Fish." We will provide instruction and
one fusing. Make a fish to hang on the wall by itself or make up to a 14" fish plate. One 2 1/2 hour session.
Glass and Decorations to be purchased by student.
Coral Sea Bowl - $65
Sunflower Fused Bowl - $45 NEW!
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Unless otherwise noted, there is a maximum of six (6) students per class and a minimum of three (3)
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For safety reasons please wear closed toe shoes only - no sandals or flip-flops. Please note: No refunds will
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