The Fused Glass 101 classes will give you the right start to help make you a successful kiln glass artist. This four session workshop covers everything from learning the basic concepts of fused glass to buying, firing, and maintaining a kiln. The cost is only $175.00 and includes all materials. The following is a basic outline of what will be covered in each of the four sessions:
• What is Fusing? • Kilns – Maintenance • Tools and Safety Equipment • Coefficient of Expansion (COE) • How To Use Polarized Filters • Terms Used • Difference Between Fusing results: Full, Contour, Tack, Fire Polish • Project – Fused Glass Tile • Project – Fused Glass Pendants(Glassline Paints, Dichroic Slide, Stringers/Noodles)
• Review Of Session One • Working With Other Glass Forms – Stringers, Noodles, Frit, Fusible Pebbles • Cutting Shapes • Keeping Logs – Firing Schedules • Project – Create Unique Clock
• Drilling Glass – Tools • Drilling Clock Project • Weaving Glass • Introduction of the Morton Portable Glass Shop • Project – Create an 8” Dish, and a 4” Dish (Votive Holder, Business Card Holder, or Cell Phone Holder)
• Coldworking Equipment • Saws • Molds (Stainless Steel, Ceramic and Kaiser Lee Board) And Shelves • Slumping/Draping • Project – Slump/Drape Projects From Session 3
These classes are the first step towards learning many more advanced techniques. NOTE: The Fused Glass 101 class is required before you will be allowed to attend any advanced fusing classes. You will also need to be able to cut glass. NOTE: It is mandatory that you take the Cutting Skills Workshop 101 before the Fused Glass 101 class. If you need to take the Cutting Skills Workshop, please contact Eric to schedule a class. The Fused Glass 101 class will include all glass and the use of our tools. We have a limited amount of space and can only accommodate 6 students. Please read our Class Policy page.